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Eli Todd Tappan

Male 1824 - 1888  (64 years)


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  • Name Eli Todd Tappan  [1, 2
    Born 30 Apr 1824  Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1888  Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20864  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Sen. Benjamin Tappan,   b. 25 May 1773, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1857, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord,   b. 16 Jul 1784, Lyme, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1840  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1823  [3
    Family ID F12398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Lucretia McDowell,   b. 4 Jul 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1904, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1851  Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Mary Tappan,   b. 14 Dec 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1916, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F12400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2988] "The McDowell Family." Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume, 1899, ed. William Henry Egle. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1900.

    2. [S2659] The Hazen Family in America by Tracy Elliot Hazen, ed. Donald Lines Jacobus. Thomaston, Connecticut: Robert Hazen, 1947.

    3. [S2662] Tappan-Toppan Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1606-1672 by Daniel Langdon Tappan. Arlington, Massachusetts, 1915.

    4. [S2985] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, on FamilySearch.org., date only.

    5. [S2988] "The McDowell Family." Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume, 1899, ed. William Henry Egle. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1900., place only.