According to the book "All our Yesterdays-A brief history of Chappell Hill" by Mr. & Mrs Nath Winfield. " The town was named for Robert Wooding Chappell, who cme to Texas with his family and a pack of bear hounds in 1838, and was given a grant of land by the Washington County Land Commissioners in 1841. Chappell was a mighty hunter in a land that teemed with game and he is credited with killing the last buffalo in Washington County in 1850. When the press of civilization threatened his hunting grounds, he left Chappell Hill and eventually removed to Milam County, where he died. His grandaughter, Mary Haller, purchased the 100-acre townsite on Feb 2, 1847, and a post office was established in November of that same year."
No family lineage is indicaded in the book of Robert Chappell to show if he came from North Carolina.
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