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Elizabeth Clapper

Female 1795 - 1883  (87 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Clapper 
    Born 27 Mar 1795  , Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Jun 1805  Reformed Congregation, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Feb 1883  Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stearns Cemetery, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I934  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2014 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacob Smith,   b. 2 Dec 1794, , Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1843  (Age < 48 years) 
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pleasant Ewell,   b. 2 Aug 1788, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1852, , , Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: listed in the Nauvoo Rest.
      Illinois Marriage Records 1790-1860: listed as Pleasant Euel and Elizabeth Smith
      2nd wife, Elizabeth Clapper Smith
      Ref: Forney's Five Family Records, author, Charles William Forney, page 35,
      states, "After the death of her Husband, [Jacob Smith] she married Pleasant Ewell."


      Best guess is that Pleasant married Mary, after Elizabeth Clapper Smith left Council Bluffs. Vera Tillman, in her book, "How Deep My Roots," Page 17, stated that her ancestors, left Council Bluffs, in Aug, 1846 and settled the town, Plum Hollow, now known as Thurman, Iowa. This group of woman, who's husbands inlisted in the Morman Battalion, left a month after their husbands.

      One could assume that Elizabeth left with that group of women, as she was a resident there with her children. See "Forney's Five Family Records" book, page 34. Son, William F. Smith, states that he and his mother left Plum Hollow in Feb. 1852.
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Forney's Five Family records pg 261 and TIB record
      In book the Forney book, Page 33-35, son, William F. Smith, writes a letter and tells that he and his mother left Plum Hollow (later named Thurman, Iowa) in February, 1852 and went to Hancock County, Ill

      Married 1st: Jacob Smith and together had 8 children. Two of them died young.
      Ref: Forney's Five Family Records, author, Charles William Forney page 26
      Married 2nd after death of 1st Husband, Pleasant Ewell Ref: page 35

      Death: Forney's Five Family Records, book, page 261, also states that she died at the Jacob Forney's home at age 87 years 10 months and 22 days and was buried in Hancock County, Ill.

      Christening record has her name as Elisabetha Klapper with parents as Matheas Klapper and Anamaria


      1880 United States Federal Census
      about Elizabeth Smith
      Name:
      Elizabeth Smith

      Age:
      85

      Birth Year:
      abt 1795

      Birthplace:
      Maryland

      Home in 1880:
      Penn, Osborne, Kansas

      Race:
      White

      Gender:
      Female

      Relation to Head of House:
      Mother

      Marital Status:
      Widowed

      Father's Birthplace:
      Germany

      Mother's Birthplace:
      Ger
      Occupation:
      Retired
      Cannot read/write:

      William F. Smith 49
      Elizabeth Smith 40
      Asa N. Smith 4
      Elizabeth Smith 85