Biography of Charles Clapp
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Clapp, Charles, was born in the town of Covert, Seneca county, February 21, 1829. He was educated in the common schools of that time, and learned the machinist's trade, also pattern making. He married first, in November, 1853, Sarah M. Van Noy, and they had one son, Charles S., who is also a machinist, residing at home. Mrs. Clapp died in June, 1861, and he married second, December 11, 1862, Sarah W. Peck, of Farmer Village. James, father of our subject, was born in Connecticut, January 2, 1802, and came to this State when a young man. He married Charlotte Remington, of Genoa. Cayuga county, who was born in 1801. They had nine chil.dren who grew to maturity Mirtillow R., Charles, John, Walker, William, James A., Rachael, Charlotte, and Mary. James Clapp died in 1867 and his wife January 12. 1881. Mr. Clapp came to Trumansburgh with the Gregg concern from Farmer Village in 1865.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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