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Miriam Wolcott Clapp

Miriam Wolcott Clapp

Female 1890 - 1973  (82 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Miriam Wolcott ClappMiriam Wolcott Clapp was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois (daughter of Edward Bull Clapp and Mary Mattoon Wolcott); died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Richard (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Richard Dyer-Bennet was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. John Dyer-Bennet was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Edward Bull ClappEdward Bull Clapp was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett); died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Berkeley, Alameda, California
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1857
    • Alternate death: 7 Feb 1919, Alameda, Alameda, California
    • Alternate death: 9 Feb 1919

    Notes:

    Ph.D, Yale, 1886.

    "Clapp arrived at Berkeley when it was a small school of some 400 students. By his efforts the department began the first major graduate program on the West Coast, but Greek was also widely taught throughout the state high schools as well. A genial and robust figure until ill health befell him at the age of fifty, his teaching was generally at the graduate level and centered around Pindar and Plato and his, many articles covered a range of subjects. He was a founder of the Philological Association of the Pacific States and served as president for two terms. At the time of his death he was at work on an edition of Pindar that was to be the summary of his life's work on that author." [Rutgers Database of Classical Scholars]

    Edward married Mary Mattoon Wolcott on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Mary (daughter of Elizur Wolcott and Martha Lyman Dwight) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois (daughter of Elizur Wolcott and Martha Lyman Dwight); died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Children:
    1. 1. Miriam Wolcott Clapp was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Charles Wells Clapp was born on 22 Jan 1817 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Russell Clapp and Louisa Strong); died on 12 Aug 1884; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Western Reserve College in 1844; at Monroeville, Ohio 1850-55; Cheshire, Connecticut 1855-57; Rockville, Connecticut 1857-64, and from October 1864 to 1871, Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

    According letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, "Grinnell" (whether this means the college's administration or its alumni association is unclear) was able to confirm that Charles W. Clapp "was professor of rhetoric in 1870-71," and that he was "summarily fired by the president of the college on commencement day" in 1871. "It isn't known for certain why, but in a speech on the history of Grinnell given some years later the president said Prof. Clapp 'hardly agreed with the college on the joint education of men and women.'"

    The president of the college would have been George Frederic Magoun, who (according to Grinnell's web site) served in that capacity from 1865 to 1884. Also according to the site, in 1865 Joanna Harris Haines was the first woman to graduate from Grinnell, so presumably what Magoun was saying was that the Rev. Charles Wells Clapp was opposed to "the joint education of men and women."

    Charles married Jane Pray Bassett on 16 Aug 1849. Jane (daughter of John Bassett and Nancy Atwater Lee) was born on 21 Nov 1822 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died in 1924; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane Pray Bassett was born on 21 Nov 1822 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of John Bassett and Nancy Atwater Lee); died in 1924; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.
    Children:
    1. 2. Edward Bull Clapp was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  3. 6.  Elizur Wolcott was born on 7 Aug 1817 (son of Elihu Wolcott and Rachel McClintock McClure); died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale in 1839, one of the early members of Skull and Bones. Studied medicine in Boston for a year, and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he was a member of the board of education. He planned and oversaw the construction of the city's water-works and laid out the Diamond Grove Cemetery, where he was buried.

    Elizur married Martha Lyman Dwight on 15 Jul 1846. Martha (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon) was born on 25 Dec 1824. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Martha Lyman Dwight was born on 25 Dec 1824 (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Mattoon Wolcott was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Russell Clapp was born on 7 Mar 1786 (son of Roger Clapp and Sarah Kellogg); died in Dec 1854 in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio.

    Russell married Louisa Strong in Oct 1811. Louisa (daughter of Deacon Roswell Strong and Nancy Pomeroy) was born on 14 May 1788; died on 9 Apr 1855 in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Louisa Strong was born on 14 May 1788 (daughter of Deacon Roswell Strong and Nancy Pomeroy); died on 9 Apr 1855 in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio.
    Children:
    1. 4. Rev. Charles Wells Clapp was born on 22 Jan 1817 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 12 Aug 1884; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  3. 10.  John Bassett was born on 22 Sep 1779 in of Derby, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Benjamin Bassett and Molly Hinman); died on 16 Aug 1858.

    John married Nancy Atwater Lee in Oct 1809. Nancy (daughter of Dr. Daniel Lee and Lydia Ann Eliot) was born on 30 Apr 1787 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 12 Apr 1846; was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Nancy Atwater Lee was born on 30 Apr 1787 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Dr. Daniel Lee and Lydia Ann Eliot); died on 12 Apr 1846; was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Her monumental inscription ends: "Though dead, yet shall she live."

    Children:
    1. 5. Jane Pray Bassett was born on 21 Nov 1822 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died in 1924; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  5. 12.  Elihu Wolcott was born on 12 Feb 1784 (son of Samuel Wolcott and Jerusha Wolcott); died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Elihu married Rachel McClintock McClure on 27 Nov 1806. Rachel (daughter of Rev. David McClure and Hannah Pomeroy) was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rachel McClintock McClure was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (daughter of Rev. David McClure and Hannah Pomeroy); died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 16 Nov 1788

    Children:
    1. 6. Elizur Wolcott was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

  7. 14.  Daniel Dwight was born on 7 Sep 1775 (son of Capt. Justus Dwight and Sarah Lamb); died on 5 Nov 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Westmoreland,Cheshire, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    "He was a lawyer in Westmoreland, N.H., whence he removed in 1826 to Jacksonville, Ill. His last years he spent in Louisiana, and d. in Cincinnati, Nov. 5, 1851, aet. 76, when returning to the South." [The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, citation details below.]

    Daniel married Mary Dickinson Mattoon on 24 Dec 1809. Mary (daughter of Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon and Mary Dickinson) was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Dickinson Mattoon was born on 4 Apr 1780 (daughter of Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon and Mary Dickinson); died on 25 Feb 1842.
    Children:
    1. 7. Martha Lyman Dwight was born on 25 Dec 1824.