Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Clipp, Hamilton
|By Board Administration (Admin) on Thursday, July 22, 1999 - 12:57 am:|
Hamilton Clipp was born in Harrison Co., IN, November 20, 1826 and is the third in a family of ten children born to Philip and Elizabeth (Miller) Clipp. Philip Clipp was a native of the Old Dominion, as was also his wife, from whence he immigrated to Floyd Co., Ind in 1818. A few years later he purchased land in Harrison County, whither he removed and where he and wife passed the remainder of their days. He was a veteran of the war of 1812. Hamilton Clipp, subject of this notice, was but meagerly educated in the common schools, and when eighteen began the carpenters trade. He continued his trade until 1867, but is now engaged in agricultural pursuits, owning 360 acres of good farming and grazing land. February 9, 1854, his marriage with Barbara, daughter of Jonathon and Elizabeth (Letherman) Hostetler was solemnized and five children have blessed their union as follows: Philip, Margaret, Martha A., Peter L. and Jonathon A. Margaret A. is the wife of James Hardman and the mother of two children names Dessie and Margaret. Mr. Clipp was a member of the Masonic brotherhood, a Democrat in politics and one of the county's self-made men.