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my paternal lines


Ancestors of Larry Steven Clapp

Descendants of Thomas Clapp 1563-1624  My 10th GGrandfather (updated 17 Jun 2014)


Descendants of Robert Rutherford 1634-1728 My 8th GGrandfather

Descendants of John Acuff, Sr. 1736-1810

Descendants of Isaac C. Sharp 1712-1767    6th GGrandfather


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown


my maternal lines

Descendants of John Johnson
born 1808 Madison Co., KY
3rd Great-Grandfather
(update 3 Nov 2010)

Descendants of James Lawrence
born ca 1720 VA
6th Great-Grandfather

Descendants of Col. Thomas Hunt
ca 1588 London, England
10th Great-Grandfather

Descendants of Peter Williams
1792 Germany-1883 KY
3rd Great-Grandfather

Descendants of James Roberts
born ca 1811 KY
3rd Great-Grandfather


assorted family information

Clapp and Gates Firearms Company

My wife's ancestors

Temporarily offline

Bernard John Klene
born 26 Jul 1827 Germany
died 28 Apr 1857 Decatur Co., IN