Robert Lee Clapp

4 July 1867–12 June 1950 (Age 82)
Alamance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Clapp was born on 4 July 1867, in Alamance, North Carolina, United States, his father, David C. Clapp, was 27 and his mother, Martha Jane Coble, was 28. He married Polly Ann May on 1 April 1888, in Township 2 Coble, Alamance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Township 6, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Graham, Crawford, Orange, New York, United States in 1929. He died on 12 June 1950, in Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Lee Clapp
Polly Ann May
Marriage: 1 April 1888
Walter Lee Clapp
Ada V Clapp
Joseph Howard Mike Clapp
Lois Virginia Clapp
Floyd Benjaman Clapp
Minnie C Clapp

Spouse and Children


    Polly Ann May


1 April 1888
Township 2 Coble, Alamance, North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    David C. Clapp


    Martha Jane Coble




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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 10

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Robert L Clapp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Lee Clapp in household of David Clapp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert L Clapp, "United States Census, 1930"

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