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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ABEL CLAPP was born in Graves County, Ky., April 27, 1838, and is the third of nine children, seven boys and two girls, born to Adam and Malinda (Coplin) Clapp, of Alabama and Graves County, Ky., respectively, and of German descent. Abel was reared on the farm and remained with his parents till he was of age, when he started for himself on a farm. In August, 1862, he married Clara O. Thomas, of Graves County, daughter of Jackson and Elizabeth (Watson) Thomas; to their union have been born ten children: William F. (deceased), Linda E., Adam J., Richard A., Eliza F., Charles, Luella, May E., Callona and Etta. Mr. Clapp enlisted in October, 1862, in Company A, Seventh Kentucky, under Capt. Chandler, and served one year, taking part in the battle of Shiloh; he was afterward conscripted, and served three months. Mr. Clapp is now owner of fifty acres of good land, which he is successfully cultivating.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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