Benjamin Clapp1

ID#  2136
5th great-granduncle of Faye Louise Doyle
     Benjamin Clapp was the son of Elias Clapp and Ruth Allen.1 He and Joseph Clapp lived at Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, in 1794.

"Joseph and Benjamin were both listed as inhabitants of Adolphustown in 1794. Joseph eventually settled on several hundred acres close to Milford and built the first lumber mill in the township. It is said that Joseph's mill was the origin of the name of Milford. His lumber was distributed as far away as Europe, being shipped from Quebec."

"There is in the Township Records, a Return of the inhabitants for 1794, March, with the names of each family, and the number of members in each. They are as follows: ... Joseph Clapp, 4... Benjamin Clapp, 8 ..."

Last Edited=29 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."