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Capt. Galen Clapp

Male 1732 - 1776  (44 years)


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  • Name Galen Clapp 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 5 February 1732  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 5 August 1733  First Parish Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation ship carpenter 
    Died 23 February 1776  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried South Parish Cemetery, Norwell Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gravestone: “Galen Clapp was Capt. of the 2nd Scituate Co. of Minute. Men Col. Anthony Thomas’ Regiment which marched on the Lexington Alarm, April 19 1775”
    Notes 
    • When the Revolution broke out Galen was strongly in favor of carrying on the war, and received a commission as Captain in the service of the Colonies. He died of a violent fever brought on by over-fatigue and anxiety.

      From his gravestone: “Galen Clapp was Capt. of the 2nd Scituate Co. of Minue Men Col. Anthony Thomas’ Regiment which marched on the Lexington Alarm, April 19 1775”. [1, 2]
    Person ID I1544  Schirado
    Last Modified 26 May 2013 

    Father David Clap,   b. November 1684, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Deborah Otis,   b. 24 April 1694, Marshfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ca 1712/3 
    Family ID F327  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Patience Brooks,   b. 5 October 1738, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 April 1826, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 January 1758  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Molly Clapp,   b. 20 December 1758, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 March 1842, Cohasset, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Patience Clapp,   b. 30 August 1769
    Family ID F1102  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S19] Ebenezer Clapp, (Boston, Clapp & Son, 1876.).


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