from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906
PastAndPresentOfMahaskaCo.,IA by Manoah Hedge(C. J. Triplett) - C. J. TRIPLETT, b. 12Apr1857 C. J. Triplett, who has prospered in his farm- ing and stock-raising operations owns and controls one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 22, Cedar township. This farm is located about two and a half miles from Fremont and is a well improved property, indicating in its neat and thrifty appearance the careful supervision and painstaking efforts of the owner, who dates his residence in the county from 1862. He was born in Warren county, Illinois, near Monmouth, April 12, 1857, and is a son of Mortimer Triplett, and a brother of M. F. Triplett, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1858 and the family home was established in Mahaska county in 1862, so that he was reared in Cedar township, being but five years of age when brought here by his parents. His education, was acquired in the common schools and he remained with his father during the period of his youth. He then began working on a farm and afterward owned a half interest in a threshing machine in connection with his brother. This they operated during the threshing season for about twelve years in Mahaska and adjoining counties. Mr. Triplett was married in Keokuk county on the 11th of April, 1888, to Miss Jennie Martin, who was born in Iowa, but was reared in Keokuk county and is a daughter of Henry Martin, one of the early settlers of Iowa, who resided for a long period in Keokuk county. Following his marriage Mr. Triplett located upon the farm where he now resides, securing eighty acres of land which had been partially broken and improved. He built upon this place a small house and began to farm the land, transforming the place into well developed and productive fields. He afterward bought eighty acres adjoining the homestead which he fenced and tiled and he erected hereon a good residence and also a tenant house. He has likewise built barns and outbuildings, has planted fruit trees and made the farm what it is today a valuable and productive property. In all his work he has been progressive, following methods that are practical and resultant and as the years have gone by he has made for himself a place among the substantial agriculturists of the community. He has herded sheep and cattle over the prairies that are now rich with fields of grain, with here and there substantial homes and other buildings that show that the work of the farmer is being successfully carried on. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Triplett have been born four children who are yet living, but they lost their first born, Joseph, who died at the age of ten years and also one that died in infancy. The others are: Howard H., Mary Rena, Jessie Reta and James Herbert. Politically Mr. Triplett has been a lifelong republican, and cast his first ballot for James A. Garfield, since which time he has supported each presidential nominee at the head of the ticket. He has never sought nor desired office for himself, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs. He belongs to the Baptist church, while his wife is a member of the Christian church, both having membership relations in Fremont. He is well known as a pioneer settler of the county and has been an interested witness of its growth and developinent through many years. bearing his full share in the work that has transformed the county from a wild region into its present advanced state of improvement.
Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy