Clara J. Knipp

Clara J. Knipp, the daughter of Edmund Knipp and Unknown Spouse, was born approximately 1845 in Illinois. She married John Walton 1844 – 1877.

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Illinois, Hamilton, District 10 has the following family:

672 Nef Edmund 40 1810 Male Virginia
672 Nef Sarah 35 1815 Female Virginia
672 Perry Wade H 17 1833 Male Illinois
672 Nef Nathan 13 1837 Male Illinois
672 Nef Clara J 5 1845 Female Kentucky
672 Nef Morton 1 1849 Male Illinois

I haven’t located the location of the family in 1860, but going by the birthdates of the children, by 1866, the family was living in Missouri.

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census for Missouri, Callaway, Nine Mile Prairie has the following families located on pages 42 and 43:

299 Knip Sarah 60 1810 Female White Tennessee
299 Knip Martin 20 1850 Male White Illinois
299 Knip Eliza 16 1854 Female White Illinois
300 Walton Jno 26 1844 Male White Illinois
300 Walton Clara J 24 1846 Female White Illinois
300 Walton Edmond 4 1866 Male White Missouri
300 Walton Wm 2 1868 Male White Missouri
300 Walton Sarah 1 1869 Female White Missouri
305 Knip Nathan 34 1836 Male White Illinois
305 Knip Marthy 26 1844 Female White Ohio
305 Knip Margret 3 1867 Female White Missouri
305 Knip Sarah 2 1868 Female White Missouri
305 Knip Mary 1 1869 Female White Missouri
305 Knip Nancy 1 1869 Female White Missouri

The numbers preceding the surnames is the family number in order of visitation by the enumerator.

The 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Missouri, Callaway, Calwood has the following family:

Walton, Clary I., White, Female, 35, 1845 Self, Widowed, Kentucky

Walton, Silas E., White, Male, 14, 1866, Son, Single, Missouri

Walton, Sarah, White, Female, 11, 1869, Daughter, Single, Missouri

Walton, Nancy J., White, Female, 9, 1871, Daughter, Single, Missouri

Walton, John H., White, Male, 6, 1874, Son, Single, Missouri

The great grand daughter of Clara J. Nipp/Knipp Walton said that Clara named her son George Edmond Walton. She didn’t know where the enumerator got the name Silas. The great grand daughter gave the following information as to the children of Clara Nipp/Knipp Walton:
“Clara married John Walton and they had 4 children George Edmond Walton born 1868 Mo. Nannie Catherine (Walton) Means, Sarah Elizabeth (Walton) Palmer…..George and John and Nannie moved to Iowa from Callaway co Mo. George married Minnie Alice Wares 1894 Logan, Harrison Co Ia and John married Cora Alice Huey 1895 Glenwood, Mills Co Ia . Both George and John migrated to SD by 1898…”


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