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Alexander Huntington Clapp

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Alexander Huntington Clapp

 Alexander Huntington Clapp was born somewhere in the world in 1818, he married Emily Persis sometime before 1850 where they lived in Brattleboro, Vermont, they had no children. Alexander and Emily moved to Rhode Island in 1855 from Lawrence, Massachusetts when Alexander became the Pastor of the Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island. On 26 May 1862 Alexander asked for and received a three month leave to serve for the US government.
 
Enlisted as Chaplin on 26 May 1862
Commissioned in 10th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Company S(Staff)
Mustered out 26 August 1862.
 
Alexander returned to Rhode Island and stayed at the Beneficent Congregational Church until 13 Feb 1866 when He and Emily moved to New York. Alexander became the corresponding secretary of the American Home Missionary Society for thirteen years until he became the society's treasurer and editor. He lived with Emily at 437 West 21st Street New York, New York until his death in 1899. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York 
 
 
 
 

 

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