John Strong is my 10th Great Grandfather, on my father’s side of the family. Interestingly, he emigrated from England to the Massachusetts colony on the ship Mary and John, the same ship that my 10th Great Grandfather on my mother’s side Captain Roger Clapp, arrived on. I’ve written extensively about Roger Clapp in other posts… Continue reading John Strong (1605-1699) – Two 10th Great Grandfathers on the same pilgrim ship!
Roger Clapp is my 10th Great Grandfather. Late in life he wrote his memoir, which I have attempted to publish complete in this post. This text is taken directly from the book MEMOIRS of ROGER CLAPP published in 1844 by David Clapp. This full text includes his religious motivations as well as stories of men roasted… Continue reading The Memoirs of Captain Roger Clapp (1609 – 1690)
If you’re reading the posts on this site, you’ll know already about “The Clapp Block”, which was built by Edwin Ruthven Clapp (1827-1907) who was my 2nd Great Grandfather. E.R. Clapp, as he was known, built the impressive office building known as The Clapp Block in 1873. Here’s a picture of The Clapp Block Just… Continue reading The Forster Block – A legal battle
I’ve been looking for more on Edwin Ruthven Clapp (1827 – 1906), my 3rd Great Grandfather. He built a large and famous office building in Des Moines, called “The Clapp Block”. On August 7, 1901 there was a full page on The Clapp Block in the Des Moines Daily News. the clapp block des moines… Continue reading The Clapp Block in the Des Moines Daily News August 7 1901
Edwin Ruthven Clapp (1827 – 1906) is my 2nd Great Grandfather. Today I spent some time with the E.R. Clapp family in Des Moines. Some of what follows I’ve written about before and some of it is new information to me. I’m trying to put it all together for myself and while I’m doing that,… Continue reading Some glimpses into the life of Edwin Ruthven Clapp’s family