Senator Moses Clapp

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.

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PHPGedView review

For advanced users, PHPGedView is an extremely powerful piece of software, although the interface is extremely complicated. PHPGedView is web-based, which means that you’ll need either a webserver, or PHPGedView hosting. The good news is that once it’s set up, it’s yours. You can allow relatives or friends to log in and add their own information.

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Britton Frank Stamps

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.

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Stock Certificate: Aurora Automatic Machinery Company

I recently came across a stock certificate for the Aurora Automatic Machinery Company, which manufactured motorcycles at the turn of the century. The date on the certificate is 1907.

Cosby Berryman Harrison

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

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George Edward Riley King and Mary Anne Miller

George E. R. King was born about 1860 – probably in Maryland. His father, Benjamin King, was born about 1830. George married Mary Anne Miller (from Maryland) and they had five children: James Guest King, born August 25th, 1882 Fannie McDowell King, born about 1891 Bessie Riley King, born about 1883 Mary Rebecca King, born about 1884 George Huntley King, Sr., born about 1886. He died April 1960. The 1900 US census shows George and Mary Anne living in Annapolis, Maryland with all five children.

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Charles M. Clapp & Co.

According to Oliver Roberts’ History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Charles M. Clapp entered the rubber business and eventually formed C. M. Clapp & Co., which operated AEtna Rubber Mills and was also affiliated with the Good Year Rubber Company. The company worked with the Boston Fire Department to repair fire hoses, and may also have manufactured shoes for Boston police forces. Charles was born in Watertown, New York on July 5th, 1834, and died on April 30th 1897.

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Thomas Lundy of Reading, Pennsylvania

I’ve been trying to find information about Thomas Lundy and his daughter, Laura Lundy for some time. Here’s all the information that I have – please contact me if you have any more info! Thomas Lundy was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1807. He married Mary Ann Johnson and moved to Kentucky, working as a Tailor there. He dropped dead on the road between Pittsburgh and Monangehelia. Thomas was thought to be of Scotch descent but Uncle Sink (see below) claimed that he came from Ireland. Thomas ran a store at Maysville, Kentucky, and some think he also had one in Georgetown, Ky. Mary Ann Lundy was born in 1809 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother was Nancy Thomas of Pennsylvania, but I don’t have any more information about her. Mary Ann died on April 8th in either 1880 or 1881 and was eventually buried in Carrollton, Missouri. The 1850 census for Jessamine, Kentucky shows Thomas and Mary Ann living with 7 children. It shows that Thomas and George Lundy were both Tailors.

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