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Re: Berrien Co., MI Clapsaddles
Posted by: Marian Alice Andrea Harris Date: December 11, 2001 at 20:19:03
In Reply to: Berrien Co., MI Clapsaddles by Terry R. Todd of 191

This is the sort of thing that makes "gen sleuthing" so much fun! I am very excited about your new information. I remember(!) Uncle Howard Boal which is quite a feat because he was very,very old when I saw him in his farmhouse in Michigan. I mean, given his age and my youth then it's clear we "almost missed each other"!When I was small we went over to Michigan from Chicago every summer for a Harris Family Reunion.When I saw him I was probably a child of 3 or 4,or 5 at the most. I see his middle initial and I believe it's Howard and that's what he went by because my father always referred to him as "Uncle Howard". I never heard anyone mention an "Uncle Lewis" Please don't disbelieve it because of my tender years. I remember loads of things from that period of my life. My family has always been amazed by it,too. But I DO remember and can always prove it.In detail.Then they HAVE to believe me.

I also remember Aunt'Retta vividly. That's not so amazing. She was my grandfather Wilbur John Harris's sister and so was Aunt "Rena but I think Aunt Rena died before my remembering years. I was born in 1933 and I believe she may have died in 1929.Today I found a Clapsaddle family living in Michigan and I can't help but wonder who else (of the Clapsaddles) was there with them. I didn't get very far with this but here's what I found. I went to and then typed in CLAPSADDLE,MI and that's when I retrieved them.

Sanilac County (Michigan ) History Book
Alexander Clapsaddle, farmer, section 4, Moore Township is a son of George
and Elizabeth (Quaid) Clapsaddle. His parents were natives of the State of
New York, his father having been born in 1804, in Herkimer County. they
moved to Ontario, Can, in 1836 and now reside there. Mr. C. was born May
1828 in Niagara Co. N.Y. and at 19 years of age he decided to learn the
business of a tanner and currier, in which he was engaged three years. At
the expiration of that time he became a farmer, and later on he became an
assistant in a saw-mill, which pursuit he followed some years. In 1871 he
came to Sanilac County and located on the farm on which he now resides. It
comprised about 130 acres of land with 60 acres under fine improvements.
He passed through the scourge of flame that devastated the county in 1881,
losing all his buildings and loos farm property, amounting in the aggregate
to ??,300. He is an adherent to and supporter of the Republican party.
His marriage to Celicia Snell occurred Dec 12, 1859. She is a daughter of
Jacob and Philonia (Wares) Snell, and was born March 5, 1832. Her parents
were born in the State Of New York. Seven children have been born of this
marriage as follows; Elizabeth P., June 5, 1861(died 1870); Francis A., Oct
15, 1862; Ida M. Sept 11, 1864; William May 30 1866 Harvey July 7. 1868;
Carrie B. April 14, 1870 (died Aug following); Alexander B. May 10,
1875(died the same year).
D. Sue Crowder Kissel
3299 Rose Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

These Clapsaddles below can be viewed at this web page

Clapsaddle, Beatice (-)
Clapsaddle, Donna (-)
Clapsaddle, Emma (27 Jan 1876-14 Jun 1945)
Clapsaddle, Olive Marguerite (-)
Clapsaddle, Recil (1 Oct 1912-)
Clapsaddle, Willa (-)
Clapsaddle, William Dewey (1903-1974)
Clapsaddle, William E. (Apr 1873-18 Feb 1949)
Collins, Charles (-)

That's all the "news' for today. Aloha,"Andie" Harris


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