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Mary Tappan

Female 1851 - 1916  (64 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Tappan was born 14 Dec 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Eli Todd Tappan and Lydia Lucretia McDowell); died 25 Aug 1916, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 Dec 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio

    Notes:

    "[A]n American novelist and short story writer best known for her acute characterizations and depictions of academic life." [Wikipedia]

    Mary married John Henry Wright 2 Apr 1879, Gambier, Knox, Ohio. John (son of Rev. Austen Hazen Wright and Catherine Myers) was born 4 Feb 1852, Urumiah, Persia; died 25 Nov 1908, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Austin Tappan Wright was born 20 Aug 1883, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died 19 Sep 1931, Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Eli Todd Tappan was born 30 Apr 1824, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (son of Sen. Benjamin Tappan and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord); died 23 Oct 1888, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A] American educator, mathematician, author, lawyer and newspaper editor who served as president of Kenyon College, among other public distinctions." [Wikipedia]

    "He was educated in the schools of Steubenville, by private tutors, and at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Edwin M. Stanton, who was afterwards Secretary of War under Lincoln. Although admitted to the bar in 1846, Mr. Tappan turned his attention to journalism, publishing for two years a paper called the Ohio Press. He later practiced law in Steubenville, where he was mayor, 1844-5, and superintendent of schools, 1856-9. He was professor of mathematics in the University of Ohio, 1859-60 and 1865-8. He was president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1869-75, and commissioner of the Public Schools of Ohio, from 1887 until the time of his death. He was the author of a number of textbooks on mathematics. He received the following degrees: A. M. from St. Mary's, 1860; LL.D., from Williams, 1873, from Washington and Jefferson, 1874, and from several other colleges." [Tappan-Toppan Genealogy, citation details below.]

    Eli married Lydia Lucretia McDowell 4 Feb 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Lydia (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon) was born 4 Jul 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died 24 Dec 1904, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Lydia Lucretia McDowell was born 4 Jul 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon); died 24 Dec 1904, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Tappan was born 14 Dec 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died 25 Aug 1916, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Sen. Benjamin Tappan was born 25 May 1773, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Benjamin Tappan and Sarah Holmes); died 20 Apr 1857, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A]n Ohio judge and Democratic politician who served in the Ohio State Senate and the United States Senate. He was an early settler of the Connecticut Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and was one of the first settlers in Portage County and the founder of the city of Ravenna, Ohio." [Wikipedia]

    "TAPPAN, Benjamin, a Senator from Ohio; born in Northampton, Mass., May 25, 1773; attended the public schools; apprenticed as printer and engraver; traveled to the West Indies; studied painting with Gilbert Stuart; studied law; admitted to the bar in Hartford, Conn., and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio, in 1799; member, State senate 1803-1805; moved to Steubenville, Ohio, in 1809 and continued the practice of law; served in the War of 1812; held several local offices; county judge; judge of the fifth Ohio Circuit Court of Common Pleas 1816-1823; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832; United States district judge of Ohio 1833; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1845; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on the Library (Twenty-seventh Congress); censured by the Senate in 1844 for breach of confidence for passing copies of a proposed treaty with Texas to the press; died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 20, 1857; interment in Union Cemetery." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

    An Ohio state historical marker placed in the year 2000 at Ravenna reads: "BENJAMIN TAPPAN, JR. (1773-1857) - The founder of Ravenna Township in 1799, Benjamin Tappan, Jr. led a distinguished life of public service. An aggressive force in local politics, he served in the Ohio Senate from 1803 to 1805, as judge of the fifth court of common pleas from 1816 to 1823, and as a federal district judge from 1826 to 1833. Tappan served as aid-de-camp to Major General Elijah Wadsworth following the surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812, provisioning and arming local militia units defending the northwest frontier against a possible British invasion."

    Sen. married Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord 1823. Elizabeth (daughter of Abner Lord and Mary Selden) was born 16 Jul 1784, Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died 14 Jun 1840. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord was born 16 Jul 1784, Lyme, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Abner Lord and Mary Selden); died 14 Jun 1840.
    Children:
    1. 2. Eli Todd Tappan was born 30 Apr 1824, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died 23 Oct 1888, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

  3. 6.  Alexander Johnston McDowell was born 1788, New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania (son of Dr. John McDowell and Martha Johnston); died 6 Dec 1871, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Alexander married Mary Sheldon 19 Jul 1814, Jefferson County, Ohio. Mary (daughter of Roderick Sheldon and Mary) was born , Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Sheldon was born , Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (daughter of Roderick Sheldon and Mary).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio

    Children:
    1. 3. Lydia Lucretia McDowell was born 4 Jul 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died 24 Dec 1904, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Benjamin Tappan was born 21 Oct 1747, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Benjamin Tappan and Elizabeth Marsh); died 29 Jan 1831, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried , Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Oct 1747, Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a goldsmith and a storekeeper. According to Tappan-Toppan Genealogy (citation details below), he marched with other volunteers from Northampton to meet the forces of Burgoyne at Saratoga.

    Benjamin married Sarah Holmes 22 Oct 1770, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of William Homes and Rebecca Dawes) was born 2 Jan 1748, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 21 Mar 1826, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried , Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah Holmes was born 2 Jan 1748, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of William Homes and Rebecca Dawes); died 21 Mar 1826, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried , Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah Homes.

    Children:
    1. 4. Sen. Benjamin Tappan was born 25 May 1773, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died 20 Apr 1857, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

  3. 10.  Abner Lord was born 24 Aug 1760, Lyme, New London, Connecticut (son of Col. Abner Lord and Temperance Colt); died 2 May 1821, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Fought in the Revolution. One of the first settlers of Marietta, Ohio, and was a first proprietor of Vienna, Virginia, across the Ohio River from Marietta.

    Abner married Mary Selden 7 Nov 1782, Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Col. Samuel Selden and Elizabeth Ely) was born 22 Apr 1761, Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died Bef 1801. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary Selden was born 22 Apr 1761, Lyme, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Col. Samuel Selden and Elizabeth Ely); died Bef 1801.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord was born 16 Jul 1784, Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died 14 Jun 1840.

  5. 12.  Dr. John McDowell was born 1750, Cecil County, Maryland (son of Rev. Alexander McDowell and Ann Craighead); died 1 Jan 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "John was born in Cecil County Maryland, in 1750; was educated as a physician at the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania. He married Martha Johnston, at New London Cross Roads Chester County. About the year 1804 he removed to Steubenville, Ohio and died there January 1, 1825. He was an officer and surgeon in the Continental and United States army. In the Revolutionary War he served with distinction and honor; was engaged in the 'Crossing of the Delaware,' the battle of Princeton, Trenton and others. Congress presented him with a sword. He was a close personal friend of Gen. George Washington, and one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. His military record is as follows: First lieutenant and surgeon's mate, Sixth Pennsylvania Battalion, Jan 9, 1776; first lieutenant, no date, and captain Seventh Pennsylvania March 20, 1777; transferred to First Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1783, and served to Nov. 3 1783; surgeon United States infantry regiment, Aug. 1, 1784; resigned July 24, 1788. [William Calovich, on genealogy.com.]

    Dr. married Martha Johnston New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania. Martha (daughter of Alexander Johnston and Martha) was born , New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Martha Johnston was born , New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania (daughter of Alexander Johnston and Martha).
    Children:
    1. 6. Alexander Johnston McDowell was born 1788, New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania; died 6 Dec 1871, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

  7. 14.  Roderick Sheldon was born 1755; died 8 Jan 1812; was buried , Old South Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Roderick married Mary. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Mary
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Sheldon was born , Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.