John Clapp Sperry

2 March 1828–7 April 1922 (Age 94)
Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of John Clapp

When John Clapp Sperry was born on 2 March 1828, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Ira Sperry, was 26 and his mother, Anna Case, was 24. He married Matilda Anne Van Leuven on 1 January 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States in 1880 and Clifton, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 7 April 1922, in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clapp Sperry
Matilda Anne Van Leuven
Marriage: 1 January 1850
Charlotte Ellen Sperry
Mary Alzina Sperry
Matilda Adelaide Sperry
Electa Ann Sperry
Lydia Roxania Sperry
John Van Leuven Sperry
William Henry Sperry
Susan Jane Sperry
George Elliot Sperry

Spouse and Children

1 January 1850
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.

Age 18

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John C Sperry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Sperry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Sperry, "United States Census, 1880"

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