Biography of Amos A. Covalt
Howard County, IN Biographies





AMOS A. COVALT, a physician of Greentown, was a son of Jonathan and Rachel (Fritts) Covalt, of German and Irish descent. He was born in Brown County, Ohio, May 6, 1846, and was reared on a farm. In 1863, he enlisted in the Thirteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, Company G. as a private. FIe served until the close of the war, and was mustered out in 1865, by special order. He became disabled in November, 1864, but remained at his post of duty until he was discharged. He was in the battle of Nashville, the siege of Mobile, and also Decatur. His parents moved to Grant County, Ind., in 1856, and cleared a farm of 120 acres. Mr. Covalt commenced the study of medicine in 1866, reading with J. T. Scott, and graduated in 1869 at Rush Medical College of Chicago. The following spring, he commenced practice at Greentown, where he has remained ever since. He now has as large a practice as any physician in the village. Mr. Covalt is a member in good standing of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic fraternity. He was married, in 1869, to Miss Mary A. Markland, a native of Ohio. They have had three children, two of whom are living, Raleigh W. and Lella B. Mr. Covalt has always been a friend to education, and has been a member of the School Board for two terms. He has always voted the Republican ticket, and takes an active part in politics. He now owns seventy acres of good farm land in Liberty Township.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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