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Vernon Banner - April 7, 1864


    DIED-After an illness of about 12 hours, March 30th, MARY ANN, daughter of Obed and Polly Amick, of Scipio, Jennings county, Ind., aged 11 years 10 mos. and 14 days.
     This family circle has very suddenly lost one of its brightest ornaments. Mary was naturally cheerful and full of life. Her disposition was sweet and amiable, and she was loved by all who knew her. She loved the sabbath school, and the ordinaces of God's house. During a precious revival of religion which occured a short time before her death, in the Presbyterian church, she was a constant attendant on the means of grace, and to one of the family she expressed her desire to connect herself with the church, but feared she was too young. But she is gone from us, and although we mourn, we mourn not without hope. The Lord had need for her. Jesus came into his garden and plucked this but, that it might bloom in a more beauteous clime, and though she feared she was too young to unite with the church militant, the Savior knew she was not too young to be a member of the church triumphant, where tears, sorrow and pain are never known.
     Her funeral was well attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, together with her Teacher and the entire school of which she was a student.

Paper not noted - May 21, 1880 (most likely Vernon Banner)
Brown, Catherine, daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Amick

Brown-At her residence, in Scipio, on Friday evening, May 21st, 1880, Mrs. Catherine Brown, of apoplexy
   Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Amick, and sister to Obed, Joel, Peter, Willard and G. F. Amick, and Mrs. Wallis Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth Clapp. She was born in Geneva, township, on April 8th, 1827, and has always been a resident of that township. On the afternoon of her death she was at the houses of two of her brothers, and half an hour after leaving G. F. Amicks was stricken the fatal blow, dying in ten or fifteen minutes. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. J. C. Burt. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the burial.
   An hour or two before her death Mrs. Brown remarked to her brothers that she was feeling hearty and strong and enjoying life.
   She was possessed of considerable property, which she disposed of by a will made some years ago. We do not know the terms of the will. Divorced wife of Col, Kennedy Brown of the 9th Indiana Legion.

Vernon Banner - 4-6-1881


Died - At Scipio, Ind., on March 24th 1881, Mr. Joel Amick, in the 63rd year of his age.

     Another pioneer has been taken from our County, and State. Mr. Amick was born in the State of North Carolina, January 4th, 1818. When he was but nine months old his parents moved to Clarke county in this State, and in his third year, they came to this county and made their home in Geneva township. From that time to this, the subject of this sketch has lived among us and few in our county have been more widely known or more highly esteemed than he. Mr. Amick united with the Presbyterian church Feb. 20th, 1854, and two or three years thereafter was elected a Ruling Elder, and held this office until his death. In Nov. 1870 he was married to Mrs. Martha C. Morgan, whom together with four children-one a son by her first husband-he now leaves to mourn their loss. While Mr. Amick was one of our most wealthy and influential citizens, he was also what is far better, a man eminant for his piety. For more than twenty years a Ruling Elder in the church to which he belonged, he was not only one of its main supporters, but one who by his life and character gave strength and influence to the church. A Father in Isreal has fallen and his place can not and will not be easily filled. And while in every way an exempliary Christian he was also a man of great worldly wisdom. Conservative and very judicious he was at all times a good advisar and guide. And so kind so friendly was he that no one feared to consult or adivse with him. Few men were so approachable or manifested so much friendliness and kindness of heart. If he would meet you two or three times during the day he would each time shake you by the hand. Good, wise and kind Joel Amick has now gone to his reward. A tower of strength in the church and community. he will be long and sadly missed. The characteristics which we have mentioned were those which he manifested to his friends and to the world. What he was and all that he was to his own home and to his kindred we can imagin but cannot tell. "The eternal God is their refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms."

Plain Dealer - July 9, 1884

Mary Amick

  Died:  Mrs. Mary Amick, wife of Obed Amick, at her home in Scipio, Jennings County, Ind., the 24th day of June 1884, at 20 minutes of five o'clock p.m., of cronic spinal congestion, aged 64 years, 9 months and three days she was born in Clark county Ind., September 21, 1819, and in the year 1835 she united with the Mount Vernon Presbyterian church under the ministry of Leander Coff. She was a daughter of Peter Amick, and was married to Obed Amick, son of Nicholas Amick, Sept. 21, 1839, and moved to Scipio the same year of her marriage where with the exception of seven or eight years she has ever since resided. She handed her letter unto the Scipio Bethel Presbyterian Church in the spring of 1839, and for 45 years she has been a faithful, active and exemplary christian woman in the church till death, in all having been a member of the Presbyterian Church for 49 years. She was the mother of 12 children of which 6 are living. She has been afflicted for upwards of ten years and during all that time was never known to murmer or complain of her lot. She was ever cheerful and full of hope for the future as those who live in Christ always are. In her the church has lost a most valuable and lifelong member. She has ever been a loving wife and a faithful and faithful and endeared mother. She leaves a fond husband and a beloved family to mourn her loss, besides a multitude of friends whom she had drawn around her by her charitableness and kindness in life who gathered at the cemetery to pay their last tributes to her remains. About the best consolation that she could have as her day of rest came, was that the family she had reared never gave her a moment of sorrow. Her two sons Drs. M. L. and W. R. Amick have been her physicians for ten years. Her disease has been one of terrific and excruciating pain, but as is sometimes natural the disease ascended to her brain and the result was as we see. Having been unconsious for several days before her death, she passed away without speaking a word, which made it seem all the harder to her family to give her up. Her remains were interred in Amick block in the new cemetery at Scipio, Ind., on the 26, day of June '84, at half-past eleven o'clock, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. H. Reed, pastor of the North Vernon Presbyterian church.        C.N.C. Findagrave Link

No Paper Listed - April 17, 1895

Death of George F. Amick

  George F. Amick died at his home in Scipio Friday morning after an illness of about seven days of lung fever, aged nearly 66 years. Mr. Amick was one of the best known of Jennings counties citizens and was to be found interested in everything pertaining to the county's welfare. He was born near the place where he died, and the large circle of friends, and the community in general, that has known him for so many years will find a vacancy that can never be refilled.
  A wife and three children-one son and two daughters-are left to mourn their loss, and to them is extended the sympathy of not only the immediate neighbors but that of the many friends in all parts of the county.
  Interment occured in the Scipio cemetery. Sunday morning, the funeral services occurring from the Presbyterian church by Rev. Oldfather.

Vernon Journal - June 10, 1891, page 2 of paper

Obed Amick

  Obed Amick was born in North Carolina, July 12th, 1818, and was married to Mary Amick daughter of Peter Amick. Feb. 21st. 1830. They had twelve children six of whom still survive. Mr. Amick was a member of the Scipio Presbyterian church for about a half a century. His life was singularly blameless he was respected by everyone, and loved by all who were intimately aquainted with his life. If he had an enemy he was not aware of it. As a christian he was very ever in his life, lifing a life of faith and trust day to day. As a husband and father, he manifested the same characteristics which were seen in his religious life. He lived in and for his family, for his church and for his friends and community. He has lived in and near Scipio for seventy years, and many who are now in middle life cannot tell the time when they did not know Mr. Amick. He has been identified with Indiana and this community almost since Indiana became a State, and has witnessed all the remarkable development of our commonwealth. He knew all the hardships of pioneer life, experienced by our fathers, and step by step advanced in the world. And now having grown old amid duties well done, he has been taken like well ripened grain to the garner above. His pleasure in life was great and he would often say that his family, his children had brought him only joy and no sorrow. He died as he had lived, a sincere child of God, full of faith and ready for the Master's summons. He suffered much but very paitently, without murmuring, and gladly heard the words, "come up higher." And now not the children but those of us who also look in vain for those to whom we onced looked for guidance and help cry out in our longing "Our Father's, where are they?"
  May their mantles so large and full, fall on us, that we may share of the glory above. Mr. Amick has gone to join his companion who has proceeded him nearly seven years. The services were conducted by Rev. Clark Burt, of Whiteland, from the 13th verse of the 14 chapter of Revelation.
 Mr. Amick's father's family numbering twelve have all passed away excepting one sister and two brothers.

North Vernon Sun - March 1, 1928
    John E. Amick, aged about 65, president of the Amick's Bank, Scipio, was killed instantly this morning about 10:30 by the National Limited on the crossing known as the Rupp Crossing near Oakdale.
    Mr. Amick was returning from buying cattle at a farm nearby and in attempting to stop his car at the crossing apparently killed the engine. The engineer made every effort to avoid the accident but it was impossible to stop the train in time. The body was thrown to one side of the track and after bringing the train to a stop the train crew brought the body to this city, where it was taken to the Jordan undertaking eatablishment. Findagrave Link

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