Appletons’ Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1600-1889: CHAPMAN, Robert Hett, educator, b. in Orange, N.J., 2 March, 1771′ d. in Winchester, Va., 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, N. J. and from 1801 till 1812 preached in Cambridge, N.Y. 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.
[Appletons’ Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1600-1889 for Robert Hett Chapman, Vol I: Aaron – Crandall]