JAMES Washington CLAPP was born in Guilford Co.NC. He is buried along with his his wife, and children, near Fairfield, IA in Besthesda Cemetery. James came with his family to Jefferson County, IA. He married Samantha J. McCormick Jan. 15, 1861, who was born in Carrol Co., Indiana, her parents moved to Iowa when she was 9. She was a school teacher before she was married.