Sylvester Clapp

Male11 October 1791–28 April 1873

Brief Life History of Sylvester

When Sylvester Clapp was born on 11 October 1791, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Aaron Clapp II, was 43 and his mother, Phebe Danks, was 39. He married Rozella Carleton on 24 August 1827, in Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States in 1850 and Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 28 April 1873, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Central Cemetery, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Sylvester Clapp
Rozella Carleton
Marriage: 24 August 1827
David Carlton Clapp
Rodney D. Clapp
Capt Granville Payson Clapp
Ellen Marie Clapp
Louisa M. Clapp
Francis Wayland Clapp
Rowland Carlton Clapp
Rosa Carlton Clapp
Henry Laurens Clapp
Oscar Clapp

Sources (37)

  • Sylvester Clapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sylvester Clap, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sylvester Clapp, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1827Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1804 · Whitehead Light

    Age 13

    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.


    Age 16

    Oldest grave seen in the memorial list

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 28

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Somerset): either from Middle English clop(pe), clap(pe) ‘lump’, perhaps denoting a stocky person, or Middle English clap(pe) ‘loud noise; noisy, idle chatter’.

    Americanized form of German Klapp .

    In some cases also an Americanized form of Slovenian Klep: nickname from klep ‘sharpness of scythe or sickle’, also ‘sharpening with a hammer’.

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

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