Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Hopkins Co.
HORACE B. SIPPERLY, Hopkins County, was born in Rensselaer County, N. Y., March 18, 1821, and is a son of John and
Eve (Keiser) Sipperly, natives of New York and of German descent. John Sipperly was educated and married in his native
State, where he was engaged in farming until his death, which occured when our subject was only three or four months old.
Horace B. Sipperly lived with his mother in the East until he was about sixteen years old. He was employed at various pursuits
in the Eastern and Middle States until 1851. He then came to Hopkins County, Ky., and located at Madisonville, where he was
employed at farming and in a woolen-mill for some six years, after which he was employed in the saw-mill business for four
years, and then engaged in the flouring-mill business for one year, after which he steam-boated on the Ohio and Green Rivers
for about six months. He then returned to Madisonville, where he was employed in the turning business for three years, after
which he was engaged in the grocery and dry goods business at the same place for some six or seven years. He was then
mainly engaged in the saloon and saw-mill business for a short time, and at other pursuits at Madisonville, Slaughterville,
Earlington and Henderson, until December 18, 1883, when he came to Nortonville, where he has since had charge of a
restaurant or lunch stand for the Southern News Company. He was first married in December, 1852, to Miss Jane Crenshaw,
a native of Virginia; she was a member of the Baptist Church. He was next married in December, 1858, to Mrs. Mary P.
(Wright) Rains, a native of Hopkins County, Ky. To this union were born three children, none of whom are now living. Mrs
Sipperly is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Sipperly is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and also of the I. O. O. F.,
having advanced to the degree of the encampment, and has passed all the chairs in the subordinate lodges. In politics he was
formerly a Republican, but is now identified with the national Greenback party.