I recently stumbled across an interesting fact about Moses Clapp. In addition to being a tireless advocate for the rights of women, black people, and American Indians, he also supported deaf people. In A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America, author John Van Cleve explains that “Minnesota Senator Moses E. Clapp proposed as well that the federal government create a ‘bureau for the deaf and dumb’ in the United States Department of Labor.
William Wyatt Whitlow died on February 11, 1909 of blood poisoning. The text of his obituary reads “W. W. Whitlow, of Harvel, who was taken to the hospital in Litchfield some time ago, suffering with blood poisoning, died there last Thursday. He was about 70 years of age and is well known here.” 1909 obituary of William Wyatt Whitlow
William Henry Harrison, of Boonville, Missouri, is a difficult man to track down, due to the unfortunate circumstance of sharing a name with the ninth President of the United States. This William Harrison was born in Howard County, Missouri, on June 10, 1842. Portrait of W. H. Harrison
Daniel Whitlow was born in 1795 in Kentucky, to Pleasant Whitlow and Tabitha Tudor. He married Francis Ray “Fannie” Tison on May 6th, 1835. Daniel moved to Illinois in the mid 1800s, and is listed in the 1850 census for Greene County, Illinois as a farmer.
William Wyatt Whitlow William Wyatt Whitlow was born on April 1, 1834, in Greene County, Illinois to Daniel Whitlow and Francis Tison (“Fannie”). He worked as a farmer in Greene County for most of his life, and eventually worked as the Commissioner of Highways. In 1856 he moved to Montgomery County, Illinois, and married his wife, Fannie Elizabeth Thomason there two years later.
John Cochrans tombstone John Cochran was born in Ireland on November 28th, 1790 to his parents Samuel Cochran and Margaret Wilson. He grew up in Castlebar, Ireland with his 4 brothers and sisters: Alexander Cochran, born 1794 in Ireland Mary Cochran, born 1797 in Ireland Catherine Cochran, born 1800 in Ireland Margaret Cochran, born 1804 in Ireland
Augustin Troxclair (also spelled Trosclaire, Troxler, Troxclaire, among others) lived in St. James Parish, Louisiana, just west of New Orleans. He was born in Saint James Parish in about 1820. Augustin was married to Felicite LeBoeuf, who was born in St. James Parish around 1810. The 1860 census for St. James Parish lists Augustin as a Farmer, living just next to Jean Rome.
Photo of Marcellus Gladden Gorin from his obituary in the St. Louis Republican Marcellus Gladden Gorin was born in about 1836 in Louisiana, Missouri, son of Bartley William Gorin and Mary Johnson. Marcellus attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO, and received a Doctor of Divinity degree. In 1858 he married Joanna Knott, sister of Kentucky governor James Proctor Knott in Memphis, MO. Marcellus and Joanna had seven children:
Harvey Spaulding Clapp Harvey Spaulding Clapp was born in Moretown, Vermont, in 1817 to Rufus Clapp and Wealthy Parkhurst Spaulding. He traveled extensively throughout the Great Lakes as a marble salesman and kept a diary, which, although it consists almost entirely of mundane business transactions, shows him to have possessed an extraordinary intellect. The diary, written in the summer of 1847, follows Harvey from his home in Moretown, Vermont, through New York, Northern Ohio, Michigan, and as far as Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
portrait of Senator Moses Clapp Moses Edwin Vail Clapp was born on May 21st, 1851 in Delphi, Indiana, son of Harvey Spaulding Clapp and Jane Abigail Clapp (nee Vandercook). He went to law school at the University of Wisconsin. At age 23, Moses married Harriet “Hattie” Allen of Indiana. Moses and Hattie Clapp had four children: Catrina Clapp, born in 1880. Harvey Spaulding Clapp II, born November 19th, 1881 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Ella Grace Clapp, born in 1889. Hattie Alice Clapp.
Britton Frank Stamps was born December 13th, 1791 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was the son of James Stamps and Sarah Johnson. He was quite active in politics both in Georgia and in Alabama, and over time served as Sherriff, Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Inferior Court, and U. S. Marshall. He was also very active in several Baptist churches, and was considered to be an upstanding citizen. At age 19, Britton Stamps married Polly Sanders (December 18th of 1810), and they had thirteen children. Polly passed away in March of 1832, and shortly afterwards Britton married his second wife, Sarah Sanders (on August 7, 1832). Britton and Sarah had 9 children, bringing the total up to 22 children. After Sarah died Britton married Isabella Goldsmith. Britton and Isabella did not have any children.
Cosby Berryman Harrison was born in about 1801 in Lexington, Kentucky (Fayette County). He moved to Boonville, Missouri (Cooper County) around 1826. In 1827 He married Mary Callaway, whose great uncle Flanders Callaway eventually married Daniel Boone’s daughter. They had 12 children: James Abram Harrison, married Fannie Smith Sidney Ann Harrison, married Willis Tackett Mary Catherine Harrison, married A.H.C. Koontz Cosby Harrison Millie Harrison, married Ed Buseane, and later Andrew Hazelton Charles Harrison, married Bertie Givens. They settled in Howard County in 1825, then moved to Cooper County in 1842. Charles fought with the Confederate Army under General Price. William Henry Harrison, married Laura Lundy. He enrolled as a Militiaman on December 29, 1866. Sarah Harrison, married Will Heffinger. Samuel Harrison, died as an infant. Juliette Harrison, married Will Masters. Robert Harrison Susan Harrison