Author: Theodore Rosengarten
Published: New York: Quill - William Morrow and Company, 1986.
In 1678, John Chaplin and his wife Ann were granted 140 acres of land on the north side of the Stono River, which would have placed them on James Island, just below the peninsula that became the city of Charleston.
Author: John Renning Phillips
Published: New York: Magnolia Group Press, 2007.
John Chaplin (the father of John Chaplin who married Phoebe Ladson) was born in England in 1636 and married Ann Skinner in England.
He was an immigrant who arrived in Charleston from England (perhaps via Barbados) in either 1662 or 1672, initially as an indentured servant. He originally settled in James Island, and then moved to St. Helena in 1720. He and his wife Ann received a warrant for land in South Carolina on January 25, 1678.
John and Ann testified before the Grand Council that he had been among the Yemassee Indians and that he had personally witnessed arms being delivered by the Spanish to the Indians. This was prior to the Yemassee uprising of 1715.