The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


CLAPSADDLE, Stephen - Richfield

Stephen Clapsaddle was born in the town of Columbia, Herkimer 
Co., N.Y., Dec. 8, 1806. He was the son of Dennis and Elizabeth 
CLAPSADDLE. The elder Clapsaddle as a son of Major Dennis 
Clapsaddle, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and fell in 
the battle of Oriskany. In 1800 the family emigrated to Herkimer 
county, where Dennis, the father of our subject, resided until his 
death, which occurred in 1842.
In 1867, Stephen moved to the town of Richfield, and purchased 
the farm where he now resides, - a view of which can be seen 
elsewhere. In 1846, Mr. Clapsaddle married Miss Eliza, daughter of 
William and Laura BROWN, who were among the early settlers of 
Richfield, where Mrs. Clapsaddle was born in the year 1818. Mr. 
and Mrs. Clapsaddle have been blessed with five children, four of 
whom are now living.
Mr. Clapsaddle has passed his threescore and ten, is still in the 
enjoyment of good health and all his faculties, and is surrounded by 
an excellent family. He is enjoying in his old age the fruits of a 
well-spent life. Possessed of many virtues and few faults, he is loved 
and respected by all and well worthy of the honorable position he 
holds among his fellow-townsmen.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 315


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