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Title: Robert McClatchy
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With pleasure the biographer essays the task of noting the salient points in the career of this honored gentleman, a man who during his long residence in Warren county, a period of some sixty-five years, has merited and received the highest respect and esteem of his acquaintances. A man of honest motives, purest purposes and kindliest feelings towards all, he has made and retained for himself a host of warm friends. He is a successful farmer and stock raiser and is a man who has always taken more than a passing interest in the affairs of the community.

Robert McClatchy was born March 28, 1847, near Independence, Indiana, and is the son of James and Harriet (Perkins) McClatchy. The father and mother, who were natives of Ohio, were born, respectively, on August 18, 1820, and October 17, 1819. They moved to Warren county, Indiana, and in 1857, when the subject was ten years of age, James McClatchy moved to Warrick county, Indiana, and reared their family. Seven children were born to them. Irvin McClatchy, a brother of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the Civil war and died while in the service. Robert and Jasper are the only surviving children.

Robert McClatchy was reared to manhood and came to Warren county, Indiana, in 1872. On March 12, 1879, he was married to Lizzie May Sibrell, who was born on May 13, 1862, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Edmonds) Sibrell. Peter Sibrell was born in Ross county, Ohio, on September 13, 1821, while his wife was born in the same county on August 17, 1828. They were married August 11, 1845, to which union were born six girls, four of whom are living. At the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion Peter Sibrell enlisted in the Twelfth Indiana Battery, which was stationed at Fort Negley, serving as a soldier nine months. After his marriage he came to Indiana and was remarkably successful here, accumulating money and land very rapidly. He gave four hundred and fifty acres to his children, each one thus becoming the possessor of a nice farm.

To Mr. and Mrs. McClatchy have been born three children, namely: Bessie became the wife of Thomas McCoy and they have one child, Merle; Robert is deceased; Ethel is the wife of Frank Haupt and they have one child, Robert Earl.

Mr. and Mrs. McClatchy are the owners of a well improved and productive farm of one hundred acres, known as "Maple Mound farm," and located on the Pearson gravel road. They have been characterized by the highest integrity of word and action, their relations with their neighbors having been such as to gain for them the unstinted friendship of all.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000958
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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