Monday, December 26, 2011

Military Monday - Elisha Clapp

CAPTAIN
ELISHA CLAPP

Participated in the Battle of
San Jacinto ~ Later a Captain
in the Texas Army ~ Came to
Texas in 1822 ~ ~ Died in 1856

His wife
REBECCA ROBBINS
CLAPP

Died in 1875

Elisha Clapp enlisted in Capt. Henry Wax Karnes's cavalry company of the Texas Army on April 7, 1836, and participated in the battle of San Jacinto. On May 31, 1837, Texas' President Sam Houston nominated him for a commission as captain and appointed him to the command of the ranger company from Nacogdoches County.

The Elisha Clapp Cemetery is located in the Trinity River bottoms of Houston County, Texas and a historical marker has been placed beside his grave.

The TSHA Handbook of Texas Online has more information regarding Elisha Clapp.

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