Joseph Levi Clapp

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

The Life 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
1827–1875
Malinda Harriet Griffin
1833–1890
Marriage: 9 November 1851
Julia Florence Clapp
1852–1930
Oscar Melvin Clapp
1855–1930
Justin B. Clapp
1857–1940
Mary Sophia Clapp
1858–
Daniel Winston Clapp
1862–1950
Lydia M Clapp
1864–
Alvira Jane Clapp
1866–1950
Effa Clapp
1870–1938
Levi Joseph Clapp
1872–
George Shelton Clapp
1874–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1851
Edgar, Illinois, United States
children

(10)

    Julia Florence Clapp

    Female1852–1930Female

    Oscar Melvin Clapp

    Male1855–1930Male

    Justin B. Clapp

    Male1857–1940Male

    Mary Sophia Clapp

    Female1858–Female

    Male1862–1950Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Clapp

    Male1808–1890Male

    Lydia Handley

    Female1808–1873Female

siblings

(15)

    Male1827–1875Male

    Daniel Clapp

    Male1829–1882Male

    Reason Clapp

    Male1832–1842Male

    Sarah A Clapp

    Female1834–1851Female

    Mary A Clapp

    Female1836–1901Female

+10 More Children

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.
1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.2 Variant spelling of German Klapp .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Clapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi W Clapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Clapp, "United States Census, 1870"

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