Vandercook Family

Harvey Spaulding Clapp

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.

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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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