Biography of Joseph B. Chipman
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH B. CHIPMAN, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Licking County, Ohio, July 4, 1834; son of Don L. and Elizabeth (Dickey) Chipman, the former a native of Jericho, Chittenden Co., Vt., born April 17, 1801, son of Joseph and Amy (Reed) Chipman, early settlers of Licking County, Ohio, where they located in 1816. Don L. Chipman lived in Licking County, Ohio, up to 1843, when he came to this county, locating in Shawnee Township, on the farm he now occupies, most of which he cleared and where he made all improvements; he was married three times, his first wife being Elizabeth Dickey, of Licking County, Ohio, by whom he had six children who grew to maturity: Amy J. (Mrs. Jacob Fry), Joseph B., Lorenzo D. (deceased), James M., Albert A. (died of disease contracted in the army duuing the late civil war), and Mary A. E. (Mrs. Miles Wilson); his second wife was Cynthia Connett (nee Morris), of German Township, this county, and his present wife was Mary A. Jennings (nee Thayer), of Bath Township, this county, by whom he has one child living: Ettie. Don L. Chipman cast his first vote for Gen. Jackson when nominated for president in 1824, and has voted at every presidential election since. Our subject was reared in Licking County, Ohio, until fourteen years of age, when he removed to Shawnee Township, this county, and assisted his father in clearing his farm. He received a limited education in the common schools, spending his leisure time in educating himself, and at the age of nineteen was so far advanced as to be able to teach a country school, an occupation he followed for fifteen winters. He was in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted February 14, 1865, in Company C, One Hundred and Ninety second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served seven months, and was honorably discharged in September, 1865. Mr. Chipman was married July 4, 1861, to Margaret, daughter of Andrew and Nancy (Hamilton) Hammond. of Amanda Township, this county, by whom he has four children: Ella, Nettie, Clement and Onie. Mrs. Chipman is a member of the Baptist Church, her eldest daughter of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Chipman served as justice of the peace of his township four times, refusing a re-election. He served as county infirmary director from 1875 to 1881. In politics, he is a Democrat.

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