Martha Chapman

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Martha Chapman, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Digswell, Hertfordshire, England, say 1620.1 She died at Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, 17 December 1662.2,3

Martha married (1) Samuel Kitcherell, about 1640;3,4 she married (2), as his 2nd wife, Anthony Dorchester 2 January 1651. The ancestry of both men is unknown (or not traced here).3

After she married Dorchester, she removed to Springfield and sold the Hartford property.3

Family 1

Samuel Kitcherell d. 1650
  • Martha Kitcherell+5,6 b. aft. 1640, d. 19 Oct 1708
  • Samuel Kitcherell7,6 b. aft. 1640, d. 9 Jun 1651
  • Hannah Kitcherell6 b. 4 Jan 1645/46, d. 29 Apr 1658

Family 2

Anthony Dorchester d. 28 Aug 1683
  • Benjamin Dorchester8 b. 9 Oct 1651, d. 24 May 1676
  • Sarah Dorchester9 b. 16 Oct 1653
  • Hester Dorchester10 b. 25 Oct 1656, d. 17 Nov 1662
This person was last edited on29 Dec 2017


  1. [S897] Clarence Almon Torrey, "Chapman-Kitcherell-Dorchester," The American Genealogist 17 (April 1941): 206, further cited as Torrey, "Chapman-Kitcherell-Dorchester."
  2. [S905] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, 4 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), 1:62,2:1687, further cited as Stott, Springfield Vital Records.
  3. [S895] Louis Effingham de Forest, Our Colonial and Continental Ancestors: The Ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich (New York: De Forest Publishing, 1930), 127, further cited as de Forest, Ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich.
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 902, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S946] Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, Probate records, 1660-1916, 1:229, 239, FHL microfilm 879184, further cited as Hampshire Co., MA Probate.
  6. [S521] Dwight Brainerd and Donald Lines Jacobus, ed., Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd (Portland, Maine: Anthoesen Press, 1948), 179, further cited as Brainerd and Jacobus, Brainerd Ancestry.
  7. [S905] Stott, Springfield Vital Records, 1:61.
  8. [S905] Stott, Springfield Vital Records, 1:13.
  9. [S905] Stott, Springfield Vital Records, 1:14.
  10. [S905] Stott, Springfield Vital Records, 1:15.