Born: February 13, 1849, Ingham County, Michigan.
Died: April 25, 1889, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan.
Angie was the daughter of Ira D. Perry and Mary Ann Wright, and wife of preacher Edwin Willard Chapman.
She helped her husband cover several rural circuits of the Free Methodist movement, and assisted on evangelism tours. in 1866, she and her husband were working in Sparta, Michigan, and helped found the first Free Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, around that time. She published her first hymn, Thou Shalt Rest at Eve, in 1882.
About 1888, following an evangelistic tour of Kansas, they moved to Lincoln Township, Isabella County, Michigan. During the next few years, Angie wrote several hymns, most of which were published after her death.
Her daughter Adabelle Chapman Dillabaugh published a book of her own poems, Comfort and Cheer; on pages 76 and 77, she included Mother’s Unfinished Hymn.
If you know where to get a good photo of Chapman (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),