WILLARD H. AMOS, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Rushville township, was born in that township on February
26, 1856, a son of Johanan J. and Amanda (Hildreth) Amos. J. J. Amos was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, September
30, 1803, the fourth child of Nicholas and Ann (Jones) Amos, natives of Maryland. In 1823, he came to Rush county
to live with his uncle, Abraham Jones, but returned to Kentucky, not returning to Rush county until 1839, when
he located on a farm near New Salem, and became very successful as a farmer, at one time owning 2,000 acres of
land. Billiard H. Amos was reared on his father's farm, receiving his schooling in the schools of Noble township.
He then engaged in farming operations on the home farm until his marriage when he went into business for himself
on a farm of seventy acres. Since that time he has rapidly increased his holdings until he now owns 350 acres in
the county. In 1900 he moved to Rushville and has conducted his various enterprises from that city since that time.
He married on October 22, 1879, Ann Elizabeth Poston, a daughter of George W. and Nancy (McNeal) Poston, of Noble
township, and to their union there has been born one child, Mary, the wife of Luke Duffy. In fraternal circles
Mr. Amos is a well known member of the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and politically he aligns
himself with the Republican party, in the councils of which he has long been regarded as a leader and for six years
rendered public service as a member of the board of county commissioners from his district.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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