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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