|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1801|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1888|
"Elijah Clapp died March 30, 1888, age 86yrs,6mos."
Elijah, born in Scituate, a son of Capt. Thomas Clapp and Mercy "Marcy" (Bailey) of Greenbush, husband of Harriet (Ford), married in Scituate 11/24/1825.
Elijah worked the grist and shingle mills in Greenbush for the Stockbridge family in the 1820s, as his father had done so before him. His cousin, Thomas Clapp, purchased the mills from the Stockbridge Estate in 1830; Elijah continued as miller and manager of the mills. He inherited the nearby blacksmith shop and lands from his father in 1850. At one point in time all three generations of these Clapps, known as "the three Elijah's", were millers at the Greenbush grist mill.
In the late 1800s Elijah and Harriet purchased and first resided in the Calvin Jenkins homestead in Greenbush at the foot of Stockbridge Road and Country Way, birthplace of Charles Turner Torrey, the anti-slavery reformer. Later he built and resided in the double-gabled Cape on the corner of Old Oaken Bucket Road and Rte. 3A, overlooking the pond and his farmlands which surrounded it. The homestead is still there as of 2014.
Children of Elijah Clapp and Harriet (Ford):
Elijah Thomas Clapp, b.1826
Howard Clapp, b.1829
Harriet Augusta Clapp, b.1832
Peleg Ford Clapp, b.1835
Mercy Ford Clapp, b.1837
Julia Clapp, b.1843
(NOTE: Elijah's parents, Capt. Thomas Clapp (1775-1850) and Mercy "Marcy" (Bailey), had 12 children. They resided in the large Cape at the corner of Ford Place and Country Way, which is still there as of 2014. Capt. Thomas Clapp first married Emily (Stockbridge) in 1794 and ran the mills in Greenbush for her family until about 1828 when sons Elijah, Franklin and Harvey assumed the role as millers.)
(Photos from the Clapp/Langley family collection. Bio written by Annette Langley Markward, great-great granddaughter of Elijah Clapp and Harriet (Ford). Please follow FindAGrave guidelines for permission to use content and photos).
Harriet Ford Clapp (1801 - 1891)*
Elijah Thomas "Lige" Clapp (1826 - 1904)*
Harriet Augusta Clapp (1832 - 1888)*
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Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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