|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1772|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1854|
Dr. Earl B. Clapp, of Abingdon, Virginia, was a native of Massachusetts and during the war of 1812 served as a surgeon with the Virginia troops. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Robert Craig, of Abingdon, Virginia, who was a native of Pennsylvania and became a resident of the Old Dominion in 1787.
He served under Washington during two campaigns in the Revolutionary war and was very active in promoting patriotic societies, organizing many in different portions of the country. He died in Abingdon in 1834 at the age of ninety years. Through the Psalmist's allotted span of life of three score years and ten he was an active member of the Presbyterian church.
The ancestry of Dr. Clapp was traced back to Thomas Clapp, a native of Dorchester, England, who, in 1633 became a resident of Massachusetts, where his descendants remained until some time prior to the war of 1812, when Dr. Clapp removed to Virginia, being the first one of the family to leave New England. Of the four children born to Dr. and Elizabeth (Craig) Clapp, Elizabeth became the wife of Jeremiah Bronaugh, and their children were seven in number.
Earl Bourne Clapp and Elizabeth Craig were married in 1805.
Elizabeth Craig was born on 24 Jan 1775 in Lancaster, PA.
They had the following children:
1. Theophilus Parson Clapp was born on 10 Aug 1807. He married Eliza Kersley Mitchell in
1831. He died on 20 Dec 1881.
2. Elizabeth C. Clapp. She married Earl C. Bronaugh who was born in Abingdon, Virginia, March 4, 1831. He studied and practiced law in Arkansas and Tennessee and eventually traveled to Portland, OR in 1868 to continue his pursuits. Earl C. Bronaugh, Sr, eventually became a promonent Judge in Portland. He was a man of strong religious convictions, and deeply sensible of the sufferings of the human race. The loss of seven children in their childhood and youth gave a touch of sorrow to his face and the gravity of life and its issues made a profound impression upon his whole career. And yet he was a most hopeful man in the promises of the faith he professed. The hope of a simple, sincere Christianity animated his life and efforts. To him this life was but a preparation for that to come.
3. Earl B. Clapp.
4. Jeremiah Clapp.
Elizabeth Craig Clapp (1775 - 1831)*
Theophilus Parsons Clapp (1807 - 1881)*
Jeremiah Watkins Clapp (1814 - 1898)*
Dr Earl B. Clapp, Born in Rochester, Mass. Aug. 7, 1772, Died Sept. 11, 1854.
Sinking Spring Cemetery
Maintained by: Ellen Wiley
Originally Created by: James Archer
Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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