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Horace Clinton


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 1 July 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


HORACE CLINTON, attorney at law, P. O. Murdock. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch was born in Hamilton Township in the year 1835 and is a son of James and Martha (Dickey) Clinton. He was born in Kentucky in 1799, and was a son of Isaac Clinton, a native of County Armagh, Ireland, and his wife was Elizabeth Harcourt, also a native of Ireland. They emigrated to America in the year 1795, and soon after settled near Lexington, Ky., where they lived until 1807, when they removed to this township, in the south part, where he purchased 120 acres of land, there maing [sic] a permanent home. She died July 13, 1824. He died in 1832, aged sixty-five years. They were parents of eleven children, and were members of the Bethel Church. James was married in Cleremont Co., O., after which he settled in this township, where he died Feb. 14, 1878; his wife died in April 1865. To them were born four children, viz: John, James H., Horace and Martha. Our subject was brought up on the farm, and received a common education in the district schools, which was developed in the Maineville Academy, where he fitted himself to teach, which he followed for a number of years in the county. During the time he was teaching he read law, and through his own efforts accomplished the undertaking and was admitted to the bar in 1880. At present he is engaged in the practice of his profession in Loveland. Feb. 25, 1862, he was married to Sarah R., daughter of A. J. Walker, who has born him four children, viz: Chilton H., Mattie I., Edward W. and Josephus. He is a member of the order of F. & A. M., in Goshen Lodge, and during the war was a member of the Home Guards, and 1st Lieut. of his Company.

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1 Jul 2003 Arne H Trelvik Probably should say that Horace was the son of JOSEPH (not James) Clinton & Martha Dickey

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