Joseph Levi Clapp

21 May 1827–18 May 1875 (Age 47)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Levi

When Joseph Levi Clapp was born on 21 May 1827, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Clapp, was 19 and his mother, Lydia Handley, was 18. He married Malinda Harriet Griffin on 9 November 1851, in Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in East Oakland Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 18 May 1875, in Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in East Oakland Township, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Levi Clapp
Malinda Harriet Griffin
Marriage: 9 November 1851
Julia Florence Clapp
Oscar Melvin Clapp
Justin B. Clapp
Mary Sophia Clapp
Daniel Winston Clapp
Lydia M Clapp
Alvira Jane Clapp
Effa Clapp
Levi Joseph Clapp
George Shelton Clapp

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  • Marriage
    9 November 1851Edgar, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 3
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (28)

    • James Clapp, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Levi Clapp in entry for Oscar M. Clapp and Mina F. Clark, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Levi W Clapp, "United States Census, 1860"

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