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Descendants of

Elisha P. Clapp & Rebecca Elizabeth Robbins

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ELISHA P.2 CLAPP  (ADAM1) was born 1803 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1851 - 1856 in Red River Co or Houston Co. Texas.  He married REBECCA ELIZABETH ROBBINS 17 Sep 1822 in Old Miller, Arkansas.  She was born 1808 in Tennessee, and died 1875 in Mustang Prairie, Houston, Texas.

 

Notes for ELISHA P. CLAPP from The Handbook Of Texas Online:

Elisha Clapp, soldier and farmer, was born in Tennessee about 1803 and immigrated to Texas in 1822; he settled at Nacogdoches. He enlisted in Capt. Henry Wax Karnes'sqv cavalry company on April 7, 1836, and participated in the battle of San Jacinto.qv Afterward he was detached to guard Mexican prisoners. He was discharged from the army on May 28, 1836. For his service Clapp received a labor of land in Houston County. On September 10, 1836, he was elected captain of a company of mounted rangers at his home at Mustang Prairie. Sam Houston,qv as commander in chief of the Texas army, ordered his company to "range from any point on the Brazos to Mr. Hall's Trading House on the Trinity" to intercept parties of raiding Indians. Clapp organized an expedition against the Ionie Indians, who, according to one settler, "have been committing some depredations in the horse stealing way" on the frontier.

 

On May 31, 1837, President Houston nominated Clapp for a commission as captain and appointment to the command of the ranger company from Nacogdoches County. The Senate confirmed the nomination on June 13. Although Houston noted in his instructions to the auditor that Clapp was illiterate and that his muster roll must be monitored with special care, when Clapp moved to the Houston County community of Alabama he helped to organize and became one of the first eleven trustees of Trinity College, in April 1841. By March 1, 1849, he had moved to Leon County, where he and his wife, Rebecca Elizabeth (Robbins), and six of their eight children were living at the time of his death, which the Texas Presbyterianqv reported on December 6, 1851. Other sources state that he died in 1856. The value of his real property was estimated as $17,800.

 

Thomas W. Cutrer

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/fcl1.html (accessed June 19, 2005).

(NOTE: "s.v." stands for sub verbo, "under the word.")

 

Elisha P Clapp d 1856 Buried in the Clapp Cemetery at Mustang Prairie, about nine miles southwest of Crockett

 

1850 Federal Census Leon County, Texas

 

Dedicated Memorial- August 12, 2000 in Crocket, TX.

"The son of a Veteran of the American Revolution, Elisha Clapp was born in TN. and came to Tx. in 1822. He served in the army at San Jacinto in a calvary co. during the Tx. Rev. He was in charge of mounted rangers near his home on mustang prairie in 1836 and in 1837 was amoung petitioners for the organization of Houston County. President Sam Houston nominated Clapp for a commision as captain and appointment to the comand of the ranger company at Nacogdoches count in 1837. Clapp later returned to Houston Co. where he helped to organize and became one of the first trustees of Trinity College in the Ala. Community in 1841. Clapp and his family moved to Leon Co. by 1849. He died in 1851."

 

Marker: 1856, Soldier and Indian Fighter (TX Rangers), TX Centiniel Marker

 

More About REBECCA ELIZABETH ROBBINS:

Census 1: 1870, 1870; Census Place: Beat 1, Madison, Texas; Roll: M593_1597; Page: 294; Image: 54.

Census 2: 1860, 1860; Census Place: Beat 8, Houston, Texas; Roll: M653_1297; Page: 254; Image: 517.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  SARAH J.3 CLAPP (ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 1828 in Texas, and died 26 Dec 1867 in Houston Co., TX.  She married JOHN H. HENDERSON.  He was born 1850, and died 1890.

       

Child of SARAH CLAPP and JOHN HENDERSON is:

                   i.       ELISHA STEPHENS4 HENDERSON.

 

 

3.  LAVINIA3 CLAPP (ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 1832 in Texas, and died 21 Mar 1893 in Hood Co., TX.  She married BENJAMIN F. SWANN Abt. 1852 in Houston Co, TX.  He was born 1825 in GA.

 

More About BENJAMIN SWANN and LAVINIA CLAPP:

Marriage: Abt. 1852, Houston Co, TX

       

Children of LAVINIA CLAPP and BENJAMIN SWANN are:

                   i.       FRANCES ELIZABETH4 SWANN, b. 30 Nov 1869, TX.

                  ii.       THOMAS E. SWANN, b. 1858, TX.

                 iii.       WILLIAM B. SWANN, b. 1864, TX.

 

 

4.  MARY A.3 CLAPP (ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 1837 in Texas.  She married ISAAC PIPKIN NIXON, DR. Abt. 1856 in Huntsville TX.  He was born 15 May 1833.

       

Child of MARY CLAPP and ISAAC NIXON is:

                   i.    W. E.4 NIXON, b. 1857.

 

 

5.  ELISHA3 CLAPP II (ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 1842 in Houston County Texas, and died 1918 in Madison Co TX.  He married NINA WEBB Abt. 1862 in TX.  She was born 1851 in TX, and died 1907 in Madison County Texas.

 

More About ELISHA CLAPP II:

Census 1: 1870, 1870; Census Place: Beat 1, Madison, Texas; Roll: M593_1597; Page: 294; Image: 54.

Census 2: 1860, 1860; Census Place: Beat 8, Houston, Texas; Roll: M653_1297; Page: 254; Image: 517.

 

Children of ELISHA CLAPP and NINA WEBB are:

                   i.       JAMES ALLEN4 CLAPP, b. 20 Sep 1883, Madison County Texas; d. 22 Sep 1969, Madison County Texas.

7.               ii.       ELISHA CLAPP III, b. 27 Apr 1885, Madison County Texas; d. 1963, Madison Co TX.

                 iii.       DAVID CLAPP, b. 10 May 1887, Madison County Texas; d. 01 Oct 1888, Madison County Texas.

                 iv.       DEBELLE CLAPP, b. 1888, Madison County Texas; d. Bef. 1900, Madison County, TX.

                  v.       WILLIAM CLAPP, b. 06 Nov 1888, Madison County Texas; d. 20 Dec 1962, Madison County Texas; m. ENNA [--?--]; b. 1904, TX.

8.              vi.       THOMAS HOLLAND CLAPP, b. 14 Nov 1890, Madison County, TX; d. 18 Apr 1964, Madison County, TX.

 

 

6.  WILLIAM3 CLAPP (ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 14 Dec 1847 in Houston County Texas, and died 15 Jul 1929 in Childress Texas.  He married SARAH LOUISA LEE SWAN.  She was born in Putnam Co. GA.

Military service: 1965, Company E, Baylor's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, C.S.A.

       

Child of WILLIAM CLAPP and SARAH SWAN is:

                   i.       ANNIE LAURIE4 CLAPP, b. 13 Sep 1887, Thorp Spring, TX.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7.  ELISHA4 CLAPP III (ELISHA3, ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 27 Apr 1885 in Madison County Texas, and died 1963 in Madison Co TX.  He married SALINA DEBELLE [--?--].  She was born 1889 in TX.

 

Child of ELISHA CLAPP and SALINA [--?--] is:

                   i.       MCDONALD E.5 CLAPP, b. 1917, Madison County, TX.

 

 

8.  THOMAS HOLLAND4 CLAPP (ELISHA3, ELISHA P.2, ADAM1) was born 14 Nov 1890 in Madison County, TX, and died 18 Apr 1964 in Madison County, TX.  He married ARRIE LORENA BOZEMAN 1920 in Madison Co., TX.  She was born 1897 in TX, and died 10 Feb 1966 in Montgomery or Madison County, TX.

 

Child of THOMAS CLAPP and ARRIE BOZEMAN is:

                   i.       FRED5 CLAPP, b. Madison County, TX.