Rev. Ambrose Corkin Delap

Rev. Ambrose Corkin Delap

Male 1803 - 1894  (91 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Ambrose Corkin Delap  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Rev. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1803  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 1893-1894  Point Bluff, Adams Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I99241  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2009 

    Father Joseph Delap,   b. Abt 1770, New York State Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1826, Naples, Ontario Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Abiah Kibbe,   b. 30 Jan 1773, Partridgefield, Berkshire Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1814, Naples, Ontario Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1792  Naples, Ontario Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F41433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lovinia Andros,   b. 13 Dec 1803, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1832, Turkey Hills, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Dec 1826  [7
    Children 
    +1. Hiram Delap,   b. 4 May 1828, Naples, Yates Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1901, Oak Grove, Polk Co, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Rev. Samuel Porter Delap,   b. 15 Dec 1831, Steuben Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1907, South Hancock, Waushara Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F40048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cornelia Ruth Andros,   b. 29 Jan 1815, Glastonbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1893, Baraboo, Sauk Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 May 1833  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. William Robert Delap,   b. 22 Dec 1833, Pulteney, Steuben Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1913, Valley Springs, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. George Wilkinson Delap,   b. 28 Mar 1837, Steuben Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1917, LaCrosse, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. John Wesley Delap,   b. Sep 1843, Steuben Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1913, Prairie du Chien, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Lucy E. Delap,   b. 1849, Green Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Monroe, Vernon Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +5. Ambrose Clark Delap,   b. 11 Jun 1852, Monroe, Green CO, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1929, Bonners Ferry, Boundary Co, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Lavina Delap,   b. 1857, Monroe, Green CO, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F40049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Putney, New York. Known to be in Yates Co, NY before move to Wisconsin.
      Methodist Episcopal minister.
      Officially a minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
      Arrived Green Co, WI in 1836 as one of first two itinerate preachers in county.
      One of first merchants (ca 1850) at Springville, Vernon Co, WI.
      Began preaching on a regular basis, Vernon Co, WI, (1855-ca.1860).
      Operated first cooper shop at Wheatland, Vernon Co, WI.
      In 1872, resided at Point Bluff, Wisconsin.
      Lived two homes away from Rev. Robert DeLap, his brother, in 1850 Census.

      Alt: son of William, brother of Joseph.

      REF: srce: Edward MacLysaght, More Irish Families qR929.1415 226M DeLap is an Anglicized form of O'Lapain, which in its more normal form of Lappin is now common in Co. Armagh and the adjacent borders of Tyrone & Antrim. Originallt a leading sept of Tirconnell (Donegal) their cheif was lord of Cenel Enda, but there isnt much info on them after 1100. They were well established in Co. Armagh by the beginning of the 17th century. The name occurs frequently as O'Lappin, DeLap and De Lappe in the Hearth Money Rolls for Co. Derry (1665), Dulapp and Dunlapp are found in the Inquisitions for Co. Antrim (1635). Theirs is one of the earliest hereditary surnames; a family of O'Lappin are mentioned by the Four Masters as tenth century erenaghs of Derry, and one of them, who died in 957 AD, was Bishop of Raphoe. The name Delap is also found in south Connemara & in Mayo. The name Penelope (Penny or Nappy) is traditionally a Christian name in this family & is still in favor with them.

      Other names possibly used: Duncan, Dunlap.

      REF: Ralph Turner: I have an Ambrose Cornelius De Lap b. in 1803 in NY, m in Dec 1826 Lovina Andrews and they had two children: Hiram, b 4 May 1828, d 16 Apr 1901, and Samuel Porter, b 15 Dec 1831, d 6 Apr 1907. Ambrose Cornelius De Lap then m 2 May 1833, the sister of Lovina, Cornelia Andrews (or Andrus) , b 29 Jan 1815 in CT, d in Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI. They had six children: William Robert (b 1833), George Wilkinson , b 1837, John Wesley b 1840, Lucy b 1849, Ambrose b 1851 and Lavina, b 1857. I wonder about the middle name Corkin that you have. What is the source of this? From my notes on Ambrose Cornelius De Lap: "Early settler and store keeper in the Town of Springville, WI, sect 23, T12 R5 on Bad Ax river.. Lucy was a year old in 1850 in WI. Had the first cooper shop in Wheatland, Vernon Co., WI. Property valued at $800 in 1850. His other children were all born in WI in the 1850s. Preached in Isaac Cone's house in Section 8 of the Town of Sterling, Vernon Co., WI, 1855. John Rowe sold or let go at a tax sale the SW 1/4 of the Se 1/4 of sec 15 T 12 R 6, 80 acres for $3.90, Certificate 167, to Ambrose, on 12 Sep 1856. He officiated at a double wedding of John Henry DeLap to Margaret Nice and Margaret J. DeLap to W.R. Hart at his home in Millville, Grant Co., WI. Organized Wesleyan Methodist Church of Forest Town in 1857. Lived in Sterling Town, Vernon Co., WI in 1860 with wife Cornelia and 3 children: John, Ambrose and Lovina and a servant born in CT: Mary Ames 16. On Wed., 3 Nov 1858, Ambrose is a dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, medicine and farm equipment. Held first services in 1860 on sec 28 where Genoa later built. Let go at a tax sale some land on 4 Sep 1862 in Vernon Co, for $1.45. This was deeded to Isaac F. Tharp on 12 mar 1867. Lived at Point Bluff, Adams Co., WI in
      1872. One source of this information is the Vernon Co. Hist. (1884) p 509,528, 585,647,729. Also 14 Aug 1850 census for Monroe, Green Co., WI: page 222, dwelling 124, family 129. The Andrews Family of E. Farmington, CT, 1872. Other facts from Jeanne Roney letter of 6 Sep 1995. Vernon Co., Tax Sales Record 1854-, 1857-1868 Series 6, Vol 3: p 204-205, 296-297. NW Times, Viroqua: advertisement for Dealer in Dry goods, etc on bottom of page 1. I visited Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI and four cemeteries last spring, looked up Louise De Lap (wife of Kenneth De Lap, deceased) and spent some time at the court house and History Museum there. The Andrews/Andrus/Andros family appears pretty well chronicled in 'Genealogical History of John and Andrews who settled in Farmington, CT, 1640', (1872) , p106 an elsewhere. That book has been copied by LDS and is available on microfilm. Now the Ambrose Clark DeLap you have as child of Ambrose Corkin DeLap must be the same person that I have: Ambrose son of Ambrose Cornelius. But I had a marriage date of 1851. Your more specific date must be based on better information. I was in Fergus Falls this spring, before going to Viroqua and was much taken with the town. There is a nice stationary store downtown. For Ambrose Cornelius De Lap's parents I have Joseph and Abiah (Kibbe) De Lap of Naples, Ontario Co., NY. However this has been challenged by several women with whom I have been communicating. My Joseph connection is weak and based on family tradition or earlier family research (and I don't know which). Joseph is the right age and lives in the right place. And I have a lot of information on the Kibbes. The women say that his father was William and his mother Jerusha. But there is inconsistencies in their family groups. For instance this William has several children before he married Jerusha. So I don't know what the answer is. My main goal in De Lap research at this time is to find the parents of Ambrose C. De Lap! Knowing that then further ancestors are available either for De Laps or Kibbes. To know that Joseph and Abiah had not had a child Ambrose would at least remove them from consideration. I have been looking in the lake country of NY for an answer or rather! a few other people have been looking for me. I recently received color reproductions of Edward Kibbe's bible record, which was updated for a couple of generations and find Abiah and Joseph, but not their children. Yes I would like more information about Ambrose Clark DeLap. It might lead to others who are alive and might have information. It might be possible to achieve a database of this whole DeLap family. There are some others, in Maryland and further south who may not be in the same family or related back in Europe. Tradition, repeated everywhere I have gone is that the De Laps were French Huguenots. And that is true of the southerners too. The arrival of the one in Maryland is documented. But the New York De Laps are possibly longer here in America.

      REF: Ralph Turner: From Putney, NY. With Lovina he had Hiram and Samuel in 1828 and 1831, in NY. His first wife died at Tuckey Hill CT in October 1832. They may have lived there. With Cornelia he had Wm R., George W.,and John in 1833, 1837 and 1840, in Steuben Co., NY. Early settler and store keeper in the Town of Springville, WI, sect 23, T12 R5 on Bad Ax river.. Lucy was a year
      old in 1850 in WI. Had the first cooper shop in Wheatland, Vernon Co., WI. Property valued at $800 in 1850. His other children were all born in WI in the 1850s. Preached in Isaac Cone's house in Section 8 of the Town of Sterling, Vernon Co., WI, 1855. John Rowe sold or let go at a tax sale the SW 1/4 of the Se 1/4 of sec 15 T 12 R 6, 80 acres for $3.90, Certificate 167, to Ambrose, on 12 Sep 1856. He officiated at a double wedding of John Henry DeLap to Margaret Nice and Margaret J. DeLap to W.R. Hart at his home in Millville, Grant Co., WI. Organized Weslean Methodis Church of Forest Town in 1857. Lived in Sterling Town, Vernon Co., WI in 1860 with wife Cornelia and 3 children: John, Ambrose and Lovina and a servant born in CT: Mary Ames 16. On Wed., 3 Nov 1858, Ambrose is a dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, medicine and farm equipment. Held first services in 1860 on sec 28 where Genoa later built. Let go at a tax sale some land on 4 Sep 1862 in Vernon Co, for $1.45. This was deeded to Isaac F. Tharp on 12 mar 1867. Lived at Point Bluff, Adams Co., WI in
      1872. Birth year noted in 1850 census as 1803 and age 47. Occupation given is cooper. He had land he valued at $800. In 1860 cenus, at Sterling, Bad Ax Co., WS, his age is given as 53 and his occupation is elder in the Methodist church. Birthplace NY.

      The DeLap Ancestral Home (castle) is located near Dunlop, Scotland on the hill near the bend in the Glazert River. The name is spelled DeLap, DeLapp, Delap, and Dunlop. The name was changed from Dunlop in Scotland to DeLap in Ireland to accomodate local pronunciation. The appropriate spelling in Ireland was Delap, & it was pronounced correctly as "Du-ap" as in Scotland. The change was initiated by Hugh Dunlop's son, Robert Delap, a merchant in Ballyshannon, county Donegal, a seaport on the northwest coast of Ireland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Andrews Memorial, Alfred Andrews, (A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago 1872 , 929.2?).

    2. [S737] Vernon County (WI) History, 1884, p 509, 528, 585, 647,729,. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S223] US Census.

    4. [S738] NW Times, Viroqua.

    5. [S1966] History of Green County, Wisconsin, History of Wisconsin, (Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill 1884), p 246 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S223] US Census, 1850 census (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S206] Andrews Memorial, Alfred Andrews, (A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago 1872 , 929.2?), Person # 802 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S206] Andrews Memorial, Alfred Andrews, (A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago 1872 , 929.2?), Person # 805 (Reliability: 0).



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