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Samuel Clapp

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: 1691 (45-53)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Thomas Clapp, Sr. and Jane? Clapp
Husband of Hannah Gill and Hannah Clapp
Father of David Clapp; Joseph Clapp; Hannah Woodworth Woodworth; Bethia Clapp; Dea. Stephen Clapp and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth King; Prudence Stetson; Eleazer Clapp; Dea. Thomas Clapp, Jr. and Increase Clapp
Half brother of John Clapp and Abigail Tilden

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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) & his first wife.

"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.



  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

Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
December 14, 1668
Age 26
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
January 15, 1673
Age 31
Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Age 33
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
May 15, 1677
Age 35
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
September 3, 1677
Age 35
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
October 1, 1679
Age 37
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
November 1684
Age 42
Scituate, Plymouth Colony
February 7, 1685
Age 43
Scituate, Plymouth Colony