Clapp, Sumner Gallup

Clapp, Sumner Gallup a Congregational minister, was born at Easthampton, Massachusetts, March 10, 1800. He graduated from Yale College in 1822, taught at the academy in New Castle, Maine, for two years following, and graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1827. He was ordained pastor of the Church in Enfield, Massachusetts, January 9, 1828. In 1834, by appointment of the, Hampshire Association, he did missionary service for three months, in Canada East. In 1837 he was installed at Cabotville, now Chicopee, from which he was dismissed, January 22, 1850. After preaching three months in Orono, Maine, he began preaching in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in November 1850, in which place he was installed pastor of the South Church, January 14, 1852, and was dismissed in 1855. In October of that year. he became pastor in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and retired from the position in 1862. In 1864 and 1865 he was acting pastor at Lyndon, Vermont, after which he ceased from the active ministry, and resided at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He died in Boston, January 26, 1869. See Cong. Quarterly, 1869, page 300.

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