History of Clinton County, published 1882.Page 1131 reads: JOSEPH K. TRINDALE, farmer, P.O. Clarksville, son of John and Nancy Trindale, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1839.when four years old, his mother died and his father bound him out to a farmer near Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio, where he remained until fifteen years of age, when he left, and after working at farming two years he came to Clarksville and engaged as a tanner till the spring of 1861, with the exception of one year, when he was engaged as a currier in Cincinnati.In the spring of 1861, he engaged in the three months' volunteers, but being too light he was rejected.The following spring he enlisted in Company E, Sixty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Leiter; served three years and two months.He was in a number of heavy engagements, among others Gettysburg, second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Lookout Mountain and Knoxville, besides a number of skirmishes.He was on detached duty one year, conducting prisoners away and substitutes to the ranks.He was discharged at Columbus and returned to Clarksville, where he was married January 10, 1862 to Julia A., daughter of William and Hannah Smith, born in Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio.They have four children -- John, Maude, Clinton and Parker.Mr. Trindale rented his brother-in-law's farm nine yeras.In December, 1876, he rented the farm of 152 acres where he now lives, owned by Mrs. Zilefrow; also forty acres adjoining.He raises a number of sheep and hogs annually.He is a member of the Masonic fraternity; himself and wife of the M.E. Church.
Page 1118 read: WILIAM H. GARDNER, merchant and Postmaster, Clarksville, is a son of John and Sarah J. (Ruland) Gardner; was born December 17, 1836, in this village.His parents come here some time between 1820 and 1830.His father was a native of Virginia, his mother of New Jersey.William attended school in htis village till seventeen years of age, when he entered his father's store as clerk.At the age of twenty-four, he was admitted as partner.In the fall of 1861, he opened his present place of business and was appointed Postmaster by Montgomery Blair, which position he has filled ever since, to the satisfaction of the people of Clarksville and surrounding counties.He was married in this village in 1861, to Angeline, daughter of William and Hannah Smith.They have three children -- John W., Parker and Sarah.Mr. Gardner has been Township Clerk and a present Treasurer of the Township, which position he has filled two or three years.