Are You Related to Johnny ‘Appleseed’ Chapman?

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John Chapman (1774-1845), aka Johnny Appleseed,” became famous for planting apple trees in the Midwest and Ontario, Canada.

Are you related to Johnny Appleseed Chapman?
You can find out how here:
Click this link and then click “View My Relationship”

An article about Johnny Appleseed, Journal Star newspaper article 20 July 1989
Source: GenealogyBank, Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), 20 July 1989, page 48

Tell us how you are related to this American hero.

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4 thoughts on “Are You Related to Johnny ‘Appleseed’ Chapman?

  1. I’m related to Johnny through marriage. Finding a newspaper clipping in documents I inherited after my father’s death gave me the clue to determine the relationship. If you’re interested in more Johnny info – visit my blog, The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree: The Real Life of Johnny Appleseed at

    1. Thank you for letting us know cousin.
      That’s a terrific blog post you wrote about him – full of valuable insights.

      You underscore what I find – that families just aren’t able to pass down ‘all’ of their family stories – even the really exciting ones. Like you – I find our old stories again and again – and wonder how it could be that the family didn’t pass along this fact or that fact. Where else we would learn these details, connections – only in newspapers.

      Keep up the good work!

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