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Edward Bull Clapp

Edward Bull Clapp

Male 1856 - 1919  (62 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 1. 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.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. 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. 6.  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. 7.  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. 3. 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Roger Clapp was born on 20 Aug 1747 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Roger Clapp and Anna Munn); died on 19 Dec 1815 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Roger married Sarah Kellogg. Sarah (daughter of Ezra Kellogg and Ruth Wells) was born in 1753; died on 20 Jul 1805; was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Sarah Kellogg was born in 1753 (daughter of Ezra Kellogg and Ruth Wells); died on 20 Jul 1805; was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Russell Clapp was born on 7 Mar 1786; died in Dec 1854 in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio.

  3. 10.  Deacon Roswell Strong was born on 24 Feb 1761 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Aaron Strong and Abigail Bissell); died on 22 Mar 1837 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "A farmer at Southampton, 'a godly man,' and deacon for 40 years in the Congregational Church." [The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, citation details below.]

    Deacon married Nancy Pomeroy in Jan 1785. Nancy (daughter of Samuel Pomeroy and Chloe Kingsley) was born on 3 Jun 1766 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Oct 1830 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Nancy Pomeroy was born on 3 Jun 1766 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Pomeroy and Chloe Kingsley); died on 13 Oct 1830 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Louisa Strong was born on 14 May 1788; died on 9 Apr 1855 in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio.

  5. 12.  Benjamin Bassett was born in 1740 in of Derby, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Samuel Bassett and Deborah Bennett); died in 1824.

    Benjamin married Molly Hinman on 29 Jul 1771 in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut. Molly (daughter of Eleazer Hinman and Hannah Scovill) was born in 1744 in of Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Molly Hinman was born in 1744 in of Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of Eleazer Hinman and Hannah Scovill).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1744

    Notes:

    Also called Mary Hinman.

    Children:
    1. 6. John Bassett was born on 22 Sep 1779 in of Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 16 Aug 1858.

  7. 14.  Dr. Daniel Lee was born on 5 Jul 1762 in of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island (son of Benjamin Lee and Mary Ely).

    Notes:

    "He is said to have been the first Washington County (R.I.) physician. Previous to his time the ministers were the physicians. He died of yellow fever, contracted while visiting a patient on a vessel from a southern port. His tombstone recounts that 'He was a physician of eminence, a universal philanthropist, and a friend to the distressed. His death is greatly lamented by all who knew him.' Buried at first in Westerly, R.I., his remains were removed in 1856 to Grove street cemetery, New Haven, Conn." [Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, citation details below.]

    Daniel married Lydia Ann Eliot on 4 Feb 1784 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Lydia (daughter of John Eliot and Lydia Atwater) was born on 22 Jun 1760; died on 17 Sep 1836. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Lydia Ann Eliot was born on 22 Jun 1760 (daughter of John Eliot and Lydia Atwater); died on 17 Sep 1836.
    Children:
    1. 7. Nancy Atwater Lee was born on 30 Apr 1787 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 12 Apr 1846; was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.