The following material
on the immediate ancestry of
should not be considered either
exhaustive or authoritative, but
rather as a first draft.
This report was compiled by Christopher Challender Child. The contribution of the undersigned is limited to HTML-izing Mr. Child's report.
|Ancestry of Dave Chappelle|
|1||David Khari Webber ("Dave") Chappelle, b. Washington, D.C. 24 Aug. 1973|
William David Chappelle III,
b. Columbia, Douth Carolina 16 Dec. 1938,
d. Yellow Springs, Ohio 29 July 1998,
professor of music and voice at Antioch college
[m. (2) Joan ---]
m. ... , div. ...
|3||Yvonne K ... Reed, b. Washington D.C. 12 Dec. 1937, Unitarian Universalist minister and currently  a professor of African-American Studies at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland (see http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=611&category=educationMakers) [m. (2) --- Seon]|
Henry Talmage Chappelle,
b. Nashville, Tennessee 6 Aug. 1904,
d. Yellow Springs, Greene Co., Ohio 24 March 1991
[Ohio Death Index]
[1930 Census, Columbia, South Carolina, single with widowed mother]
|5||Leola Webber, b. 3 July 1912, d. Jan. 1982, last residence Hopkins, Richland Co., South Carolina [SSDI 115-22-6901, issued in New York]|
George Raymond Reed,
b. Washington, D.C. 18 November 1911,
d. Cheverly, Maryland 16 Aug. 2003
vendor and advocate for the blind
[m. (2) ca. 1957 Marian Kay]
m. ... , div. ...
|7||Beatrice Murray, b. Grenada 15 Jan. 1916, d. Silver Spring, Maryland 22 Aug. 1999 [SSDI 577-28-4893] real estate broker and civil rights activist [m. (2) and div. Elmer Jones]|
William David Chappelle,
b. Winnsboro, South Carolina 15 Nov. 1857,
d. Columbia, South Carolina 15 June 1925
[1880 Census, Winnsboro, Fairfield, South Carolina,
1900/1910/1920 Census, Columbia, Richland, S.C.],
bishop, President of Allen University
m. 26 April 1900
|9||Rosina C ... Palmer, b. South Carolina July 1873, d. after 1930 [1930 Census, Columbia, South Carolina]|
b. S.C. ca. 1829,
d. bet. 1880-1900
[1880 Census, Winnsboro, Fairfield, S.C.]
m. ca. 1856
|17||Patsie McCrory, b. Virginia Nov. 1827 or ca. 1831, d. 1900-1910|
Robert J ... Palmer,
"wealthy landowner and merchant, and member of the Black majority
South Carolina Legislature during Reconstruction"
[see article on William D. Chappelle, Jr., cited below]
ANTIOCH VOICE, MUSIC TEACHER DEAD AT 59 * Memorial services for William David Chappelle III will be Aug. 15 on Antioch College campus. William David Chappelle III, who taught voice and music at Antioch College and taught singing in the Dayton Public Schools' Music Magnet Program, died at his Yellow Springs home July 29. He was 59. Chappelle was born in Columbia, South Carolina, attended Brown University, graduated from Antioch College with a B.A. in Music in 1980, and studied Music Education at Wright State University. He was a co-op faculty member at Antioch, worked at the Greene County Library and taught voice privately in Yellow Springs. Chappelle was known for his community service and activism. He served on and worked with the Yellow Springs Human Relations Task group and was one of the founders of African American Cultural Works. He is survived by his wife, Joan M. Evans Chappelle; daughter Fatimah and son-in-law Ali Akinyele; son Yusuf Abdullah; son Dave Chappelle; son Brian Evans; daughter Jennifer Evans; and granddaughter Zaakiya Akinyele. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Miles Budd Goodman Memorial Amphitheater, on the Antioch College campus on Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Friends are asked to bring a covered dish for a potluck following the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should send them either to Youth Agenda, The People's Institute for Undoing Racism and Beyond, 1414 N. Johnson Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, or to AACW William Chappelle Youth Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 441, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. Dayton Daily News (OH) Date: August 7, 1998 Edition: CITY Page: 4B
Name: William Chappelle Age at Death: 59 Date of Death: 29 Jul 1998 County of Death: Greene Volume: 31611 Certificate: 055870 Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1938 State of Birth: South Carolina Country of Birth: United States Father's Surname: Chappelle Mother's Maiden Name: Webber Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Race: African American Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic Years of Schooling: 5+ years college Social Security Number: 579-50-5222 Industry: Colleges and universities Occupation: Postsecondary teachers, subject not specified Whether in Armed Forces: Yes Branch of Service: Army Primary Registration District: 2900 Hospital of Death: Home Hospital Status: Other/Residence Time of Death: 10:20 PM Certifier: Physician
Henry T. Chappelle Henry Talmage Chappelle of Columbia, South Carolina, died Palm Sunday morning in the home of William and Joan Chappelle in Yellow Springs. He was born August 6, 1904 to Bishop William D. Chappelle and Rosina Palmer Chappelle in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in Columbia, married Leola Webber Chappelle, had one son, and lived in Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, Maryland before retiring to Hopkins, South Carolina. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Joan Chappelle of Yellow Springs; his grandchildren, David Khari Webber Chappelle, William Reed Sedar Chappelle, and Felicia Yvonne Ama Chappelle; and their mother and maternal grandmother, Reverend Dr. Yvonne K. Seon and Mrs. Beatrice M. Reed of Maryland. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Brian Center, Nursing Care/Columbia would be appreciated.
Name: Henry T Chappelle Age at Death: 84 Date of Death: 24 Mar 1991 County of Death: Greene Volume: 28484 Certificate: 017913 Date of Birth: 6 Aug 1904 State of Birth: Tennessee Country of Birth: United States Father's Surname: Chappelle Gender: Male Marital Status: Widowed Race: African American Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic Years of Schooling: 16 Social Security Number: 260-24-7994 Industry: Funeral service and crematories Occupation: Technicians, not elsewhere classified County of Residence: Greene State of Residence: Ohio Country of Residence: United States Primary Registration District: 2900 Hospital of Death: Home Hospital Status: Other/Residence Time of Death: 7:56 AM Filing Date: 26 Mar 1991 Certifier: Coroner Whether Referred to Coroner: Yes Autopsy: No Classification of Place of Injury: Unspecified Place Whether Injury Happened in Ohio: Yes
George R. Reed George Raymond Reed died recently at his home in Hyattsville, Md. He was 91. Reed was the first blind African-American to be placed in the District of Columbia Randolph-Sheppard Program, which provided jobs for blind people managing concession stands in government buildings. Reed was a vendor from 1941 until 1981, managing stands at the old Freedman's Hospital Annex, the National Archives, the Small Business Administration, and at the gift shop at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the nation's capital. Reed was a source of inspiration to his grandson, comedian Dave Chappelle, and inspired the creation of the fictional character Clayton Bixby, one of the best known sketches in the "Chappelle Show." Blind from birth, Reed was sent to the Maryland School for the Blind, colored section, in 1917. At eighteen, Reed became the first blind person to be "mainstreamed" in the public schools of the District of Columbia. He was graduated first in his class in 1933. In 1937, he was graduated summa cum laude from Howard University. Known nationally for his advocacy of fair treatment and job opportunities for the blind, Reed was an early member of the National Federation of the Blind. As vice-president and later president of the D.C. Stand Operator's Assocation, he took the lead in successfully suing the managers of the D.C. vending program for failure to administer the program in the best interest of the blind vendors. As a result of the case, a new managing corporation was named, with input from the vendors. A lifelong resident of the greater Washington, D.C. area, Reed served under Marion Barry as a member of the Mayor's Commission for the Handicapped. Reed had been visiting the Xenia-Yellow Springs area since the early 1970s and recently came to the area to spend time with his great-grandchildren. He delighted in a fine meal, and had high praise for the baked breakfast treats at Morgan House, the cuisine at the home of Alyce Earl Jenkins, and Thanksgiving dinner with Joan and the late Bill Chappelle. George Reed is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marian Kay Reed, his daughter, Dr. Yvonne Chappelle Seon, and a large extended family which includes grandchildren Felicia Jones, William S. Chappelle and Dave Chappelle, all of Yellow Springs, and eight great-grandchildren.
Chappelle, William D., bishop; b. Winnsboro, S.C. Nov. 16, 1857; ed. Fairfield Normal Institute, Allen Univ., Columbia, S.C.; (A.M., D.D., LL.D., Ph.D.); m. Miss R.C. Palmer, Apr. 25, 1900. Ordained A.M.E. ministry, 1881; editor A.M.E. S.S. lit., 1900-08; pres. Allen U., 1908-12; bishop A.M.E. Ch.; pres. bd. trustees Allen U.; connectional trustee Wilberforce U., Xenia, O. Mason. Author: Sermons and Addresses (2 vols.). Became chancellor Allen Univ. Has contributed much money to the development of Allen Univ. Home: Columbia, S.C. Died June 15, 1925.
CHAPPELLE, William David, bishop; born at Winnsboro, S.C., Nov. 16, 1857; son of Henry and Patsie (McCrory) Chappelle; prep. edn. Fairfield Normal Institute; A.B., Allen Univ., Columbia, S.C., 1881; (hon. D.D., Campbell College, 1896, LL.D., 1913); married Eliza A. Ayers; 3 children; 2d marriage, Rosina C. Palmer of Columbia, S.C., Apr. 26, 1900; 2 children. Licensed to preach in A.M.E. Church, Winnsboro, 1881; presiding elder 11 years; editor of Sunday School literature for his church 8 years; was president Allen Univ., first for 2 years, later served 4 years; elected bishop, 1912; now presiding over 12th Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church, including states of Ala. and Okla.; much of his work was published by the State Company, Columbia, S.C., under title of Sermons and Addresses; part owner of Ideal Pharmacy. Trustee Wilberforce Univ. and Allen Univ. Republican. Mason. Home: 1208 Hardin St., Colubmia, S.C.