Biography of Joseph Clevenger
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOSEPH CLEVENGER was born in Henry County, Ind., in 1840, and is the son of Squire and Clara (Gossett) Clevenger. Our subject was reared on a farm, and has followed agricultural pursuits mostly through life; he came to this county with his parents when he was but twelve years of age, in the year 1853. They settled in the forest and began clearing the farm. Joseph stayed with his father until after he was twenty one, working on the place. When he became of age he went to work for himself, and on the 28th of April, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret A. Hinkle, of Liberty Township, this county. They have eight children, Sarah E., Charles H., Walter A., Louisa M., Leoda E., Isaac A., John William and Alice. In 1861, Mr. Clevenger enlisted in Thirty ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; he was a veteran, staying till the close of the war, and was discharged in 1865 at Indianapolis, and was mustered out in North Carolina; he was in all the battles of the Central Army. Mr. C. has cleared two farms, and now has a fine large farm, in good condition, well improved, and with a convenient house.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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