Joseph Clapp1

ID#  2140, (1768-1813)
4th great-granduncle of Faye Louise Doyle
     Joseph Clapp was born in 1768 at Dutchess County, New York.2 He was the son of Joseph Clapp and Mercy Carpenter.1 He has also been reported to have been born about 1762.1 Sampson Striker, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Clapp, then eighteen years of age, came together to Ontario via Lake Champlain, Montreal, and up the St. Lawrence with a sleigh and a pair of horses in the month of January 1787, and finally settled in Adolphustown, having been twenty-eight days on the journey from their home in Dutchess County.2 He married Nancy Millar on 1 March 1789 at Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario.1,3,4 He and Benjamin 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 ..."

He left a will on 27 March 1812 at Prince Edward County, Ontario.1 He died on 20 February 1813.3
Last Edited=29 Nov 2008

Children of Joseph Clapp and Nancy Millar

Citations

  1. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."
  2. [S450] Unknown author, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904; reprint Bellville, ON: Mika Silkscreening Co, 1972). Online at http://www.archive.org/details/pioneerlifeonbay00torouoft
  3. [S448] Unknown compiler, "Joseph Clapp"; Ancestral File, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S450] Unknown author, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904; reprint Bellville, ON: Mika Silkscreening Co, 1972). Online at http://www.archive.org/details/pioneerlifeonbay00torouoft, p. 192.