Biography of David H. Claypoole
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

DAVID H. CLAYPOOLE, a worthy de scendant of an old pioneer family of Armstrong county and a respected resident of North Buffalo township, is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Campbell) Claypoole, and was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1811. His paternal grandfather, James Claypoole, was born in England and came to Pennsylvania, where be settled in Kittanning township, this county, from which he was driven by the Indians. He was a farmer, married and had eight children. One of his sons was Samuel Claypoole, the father of David H. Claypoole. He was a farmer by occupation, a republican in politics, a member of the Baptist church and married Sarah Campbell. They had nine children, eight sons and one daughter: John, James, Samuel, David H., Joseph, William, George, Levi and Isabelle.

David H. Claypoole was reared on his father's farm and received what few educational advantages were offered by the subscription schools of that period. Reared on a farm and trained to farming, be has always followed that business. Lie owns a good farm of ninety five acres of well improved land in North Buffalo township.

In 1833 he married Sarah Hickey, daughter of William and Ellen Hickey, of Bedford county. To Mr. and Mrs. Claypoole have been born seven children, four sons and three daughters: John H., who was born June 9, 1834, and married Mary Shearer; Samuel, born June 28, 1837, enlisted in 62d regiment., Pa. Vols., and was wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor May 6, and died in Washington City August 4, 1864; Henry, who was born November 9, 1839, served three years in the 78th Pa. Vols., was wounded December 31, 1862, at the battle of Stone River, married Margaret Boner and is now engaged in farming; Eliza, born May 28, 1842, and wife of George Bowser, a farmer; Wilson L., born April 3, 1844; Hannah J., who was born February 23, 1847, married to Harvey Bowser, and died February 20 1873; and Sarah Matilda, who was born July 6, 1855, and died February 6, 1883.

David H. Claypoole has been a republican ever since the organization of that party and has never wavered in his support of the prineiples and policy of the Republican party. He is a member of the Baptist church at Franklin Union and has never sought for any office within the gift of his party or church. The results of his years of toil and labor are to be seen in the highly improved condition of his farm, which is very productive.

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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