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Samuel Clapp

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Thomas Clapp and Jane (Abigail) Clapp
Husband of Hannah Clapp
Father of Joseph Clapp; Samuel Clapp; Abigail Bailey; Deborah Clapp; Jane Holbrook and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Clapp; Increase Clapp; Elizabeth King; Eleazer Clapp and Prudence Stetson
Half brother of John Clapp and Abigail Clapp

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About Samuel Clapp

Samuel Clap. Born ca 1638/1642 in Scituate, MA and died on 18 Mar 1733 in Scituate, MA. Son of Dea. Thomas Clap (1639-1691) & Jane Martin.

"From Samuel descended the distinguished family of the name in this vicinity. He succeeded to his father's residence. He married Hannah, the daughter of Thomas Gill of Hingham 1666. His children were Samuel born 1667, Joseph 1668, Stephen 1670, Hannah 1673, Bethia 1675, John 1677, Abigail 1679, David 1684, Deborah 1686, Jane 1689."

From The Clapp Memorial:

Samuel resided at the family homestead. He was a distinguished man of his time, and one of the most so of his native town, Scituate. He was a Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts 1692-96, 99, 1703-05, 07-09, and 14-15, after the Massachusetts and Plymouth Colonies were united. Previous to this he had been a Deputy to the Government of the Plymouth Colony 1680-86, and 90-91. He was one of the committee chosen May 27, 1686, by the town 'to draw up their grievances, and impart their apprehensions to the town' concerning the new laws that day read to them. In 1682, he was one of the commissioners to settle the boundary between Scituate and Marshfield; also to divide the line between Conihasset grant and Scituate. In many other ways he served the Town and State with great zeal and fidelity, and died at an age somewhat advanced. He and John Cushing, of Scituate, addressed a 'very spriited declaration' to Gev. Andros, in 1687, upon the account of his granting a warrant to Humphrey Johnson to lay out lands for Johnson's use. He had a grist and saw-mill where the Stockbridge Mills have since stood.

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Sources

  1. Ebenezer Clapp, The Clapp Memorial; record of the Clapp family in America, containing sketches of the original six emigrants, and a genealogy of their descendants bearing the name, with a supplement, Boston, Clapp & Son, 1876.

-------------------- Death: in Scituate, Massachusetts Event: Chosen Rep. of Scituate to the General Court of the Plymouth Colony 1680-1686, 1690, 1691 Event: Chosen Rep. of Scituate to the General Court of Massachusetts 1692-1696, 1699, 1703-1705, 1707-1709, and 1714. Event: Chosen 1690 "inspector of whales" Constable in Scituate before 1671 selectman in Scituate in 1683

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Samuel Clapp's Timeline

1642
1642
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1666
June 13, 1666
Age 24
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1668
December 14, 1668
Age 26
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1669
1669
Age 27
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1670
March 4, 1670
Age 28
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1677
September 3, 1677
Age 35
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1679
October 1, 1679
Age 37
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1685
February 7, 1685
Age 43
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1689
November 1689
Age 47
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1691
1691
Age 49
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States