Biography of David D. Claypole
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

DAVID D. CLAYPOLE. One of the many comfortably situated and prosperous farmers of South Buffalo township is David D. Claypole. He is a son of David and Elizabeth (Claypole) Claypole, and was born about a mile from Worthington, in East Franklin township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1818. David Claypole came to Kittanning while the Indians still had their hunting grounds in the vicinity of that place. He was a farmer by occupation, a member of the Baptist church, and an old-time democrat of the Jeffersonian type. He married Elizabeth Claypole, daughter of Samuel Claypole, of East Franklin township, and to their union were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters: Joseph, Isabella, Robert., Jane, Margaret, Heaekiah, William, James, David D. and Samuel.

David D. Claypole grew to manhood on the home farm, attended the early subscription schools of his native township, and at the end of his school days engaged in farming, which he has followed successfully ever since.

He married Mary Campbell, and they have bad seven children, three sons and four daughters; Nancy J., who was born November 5, 1838, and married to George Davis and after his death to James Shearer; John C., born August 11, 1840, and died in the Union army during the late civil war; Mary C., born June 22, 1842, and wife of Jacob Householder; Margaret A., born January 16, 1845; Esther E., born July 10, 1848, and married to John Claypole; and Joseph C., born June 1, 1851. Mrs. Claypole died November 8, 1854, and Mr. Claypole married for his second wife, Elizabefli Boalman. To this second union were born four children, one son and three daughters: Lottie, born March 26, 1859; Bothnia E., born April 23, 1860, and married to Cromwell Claypole; Mary Caroline, born December 24, 1861, the wife of James Claypole; and Milton B., who was born March 12, 1865. Mrs. Elizabeth (Boalman) Claypole died! November 22, 1866, and Mr. Claypole afterwards married Sarah Geary, who died in 1887.

Mr. Claypole is a democrat, a good farmer, and stands well as a citizen wherever he is known.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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