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Chapman, Robert Hett 1771-1833

Robert Hett Chapman (March 15, 1771 – June 18, 1833) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary and the second president of the University of North Carolina.

CHAPMAN, Robert Hett, educator, born in Orange, New Jersey, 2 March, 1771; died in Winchester, Virginia, 18 June, 1833. He was graduated at Princeton in 1789, and, after studying theology, was licensed by the presbytery of New York in 1793. From 1796 till 1799 he was pastor in Rahway, New Jersey, and from 1801 till 1812 preached in Cambridge, New York He then became president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he remained until 1816, after which he officiated variously in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Biographical Sketch: Documenting the American South Web Site

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 4 - 1860 (page 95)

Contributions to American Educational History, Volume 3 (1888) By Herbert Baxter Adams (see page 75 for entry on Robert Hett Chapman)

The Chapman Family: or The descendants of Robert Chapman, one of the First Settlers of Say-Brook, Conn., with Genealogical Notes of ... (1854) By Frederick William Chapman (see page 365 for the entry on the life of Rev. Robert H. Chapman, D.D.)

History of Elizabeth, New Jersey: including the early history of Union County (1868) By Edwin Francis Hatfield (see page 632 for entry on Rev. Robert Hett Chapman)

Title: A sermon, delivered at the ordination and installation of the Rev. John Younglove: to the pastoral charge of the United Congregations of Stephentown, Union, and Union-village, July 9th, 1806
Author: Robert Hett Chapman
Publisher: Printed by Isaac Mitchell for Backus & Whiting, 1806
Length: 30 pages

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