On Wednesday morning, the 18th instant, the Rev. Robert H Chapman, D.D., aged 62 years. Dr. Chapman attended, as a commissioner, the late General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and since that had gone on to New York to visit his relations in that place. While on his return to his family in Tennessee, he was taken ill in Shepherdstown last Thursday night, arrived at Winchester, Virginia among his friends on Friday, in the stage, and continued to grow worse, notwithstanding the faithful and assiduous attention of a skillful physician and attentive friend until his death.
Dr. Robert H Chapman was a native of the State of New York, a graduate of Princeton College — a useful and faithful pastor for some years in younger life, to an affectionate congregation in the State of New York; from whom he was called to the Presidency of the North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, over which institution he presided for some years. Having resigned this office, he has since that time served as a pastor of several congregations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, for short periods, until at last, he had located himself and family in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, where his family at present reside.
His last sickness and death occurred in the family of Thomas A. Tidball, Esq. of Winchester, among friends and acquaintances of former days.
[Daily National Intelligencer, Washington, DC, June 22, 1833]