Adam Clapp

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Adam Clapp
Born in Orange County, North Carolinamap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Father of and
Died in Alexander County, Illinoismap
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Adam was born in 1754. He is the son of John Phillip Clapp and his wife Barbara. He passed away in 1841.


Date: December 10, 1754[1]
In October, 1832, he said that he was 77 years old on December 10, last.

Military Service

Adam Clapp was a Revolutionary War soldier, Service record on file at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. file # S30937. Adam Clapp, while living in Guilford County, North Carolina, volunteered as a private in the fall of 1776, served in Captain Henry Whitsell's Company, Colonel Alexander Martin's Regiment. From notes of Ethel Perry Moore 1902-1974

You can read Adam Clapp's Pension Application and the entire Pension File here. [2]


In the Declaration for a pension which he signed on 16 October 1832, Clapp said that, about five years after the end of the Revolutionary War, he moved to Tennessee, where he stayed for twenty-two years. He then moved to Union County, Illinois, and lived there until a year before he filed the Declaration, 1832. Then he moved to neighboring Alexander County, Illinois, where he was currently living.[3]


Date: August 15, 1841[4]


Date: after August 15, 1841
Place: Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union, Illinois, USA[5]
SEE a picture of Adam Clapp's Grave.


  • S-06 Title: Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912, documenting the period ca. 1775 - ca. 1900,
Publication: National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration, NARA microfilm publication M804.
Repository: #Fold3
  • S-07 Title: Find A Grave Publication: Online database URL:
  • Repository: 'Fold3' Name: Fold3 URL:


  1. #S-06 North Carolina, Microfilm Roll #547, Application S-30937
  2. #S-06 North Carolina, Microfilm Roll #547, Application S-30937
  3. #S-06 North Carolina, Microfilm Roll #547, Application S-30937
  4. #S-06 North Carolina, Microfilm Roll #547, Application S-30937
  5. #S-07 Memorial # 5346745

Battle of Clapp's Mill

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On August 26, 2013 Vic Watt wrote:

I added a link in the Biography to the complete Revolutionary War Pension File.

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