Adelaide Clapp

26 April 1836–4 October 1864 (Age 28)
Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Adelaide

When Adelaide Clapp was born on 26 April 1836, her father, Dwella Martin Clapp, was 35 and her mother, Dorothy Adams Acer, was 29. She married William Hall on 24 November 1854, in Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 4 October 1864, at the age of 28, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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William Hall
Adelaide Clapp
Marriage: 24 November 1854
Dwella A Hall

Spouse and Children

    William Hall



24 November 1854
Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Dwella A Hall


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World Events (6)


Age 1

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 11

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Adalaide R. in entry for Dwella_ A. Hall, "Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"
  • Adelaide Clapp Hall, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adelaide Clapp, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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