Elizabeth Claypool

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Claypool was born on 3 February 1817, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jesse Claypool Jr., was 23 and her mother, Eliza Sapp, was 22. She married Jacob Morris on 17 August 1837, in Boone, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Boone, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Cedar Township, Boone, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1873, in Boone, Missouri, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cedar Township, Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Morris
Elizabeth Claypool
Marriage: 17 August 1837
Joseph C. Morris
Deborah Morris
Mary Jane Morris
William Dennis Morris
Jesse N. Morris
Samuel S Morris
Artimesa Alice Morris
Sarah Elizabeth Morris
Milton G Morris

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Claypole, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Elizabeth Claypool Morris, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries 1821: Boone created from Howard County

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Claypole in Lincolnshire, named from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + pōl ‘pool’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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