"The 8th day of the eleventh month [January] 1664[/5] being Sabbath Day Deacon Edward Clap departed this life & now resteth with the Lord there to keep an eternal Sabbath with God & Christ in heaven, after that he had faithfully served in the office of a deacon for the space of about five or six and twenty years, and being the first church officer of this church that was taken away by death since the first joining together in Covenant which is now 28 years four months and odd days"
NOTE: There is more information in the Great Migration Article
↑ Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), Part IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers, 1839-1879 p 114-182 link
↑ 2.02.12.22.3 Edward Clap, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), II:76-81.
↑ 3.03.1 Anderson: citing Dorchester Church Records pp. 3, 9
↑ Anderson: citing Massachusetts Bay Colony Records Vol 1 p. 372
Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. p. 76.subscribers$