|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1886|
(From "History of Wabash County, Indiana" pub. 1884, pp 427-428)
AMOS IVENS was born in New Jersey, five miles from Philadelphia, in 1797, his parents being David and Delila (Canarroe) Ivens. His father was a soldier in the Revolution, serving through the war. He was one of the "Continentals" engaged at Bunker's Hill, Trenton, Morristown, Yorktown and elsewhere. He was wounded once, but was not disabled. The father of A.I. was born in 1748, and he died in 1838, ninety years old. The mother died in 1837 at the age of ninety-three years. They had thirteen children, five boys and eight girls. Nine of the group grew to maturity. Some of them were Isaac, Rachel, Rebecca, David, Abigail, Samuel, Amos, Mary, Achsah. All of them are dead but Amos, and he is eighty six years of age.
Amos Ivens grew to manhood in New Jersey, and was married there to Hannah Nippins (who was born in that State in 1807), the marriage taking place in 1826. They have been the parents of eleven children. The whole family survive but one, and she died only about two months ago. They are Mary Ann, born October 7, 1827 (six children); Rachel, born October 7, 1828 (nine children); Adeline, November 11, 1830 (five children); Isaac, February 17, 1832 (three children); Rebecca May 4, 1835 (nine children); David, August 15, 1837 (no children); John February 13, 1840 (no children); Amanda, August 20, 1842 (eight children), died March, 1883; Amos, September 20, 1844 (two children); Hannah, December 17, 1846 (four children; William Edward, October 4, 1848 (two children). Mrs. Ivens is far beyond the allotted threescore and ten, yet both her husband and herself bear their age well. She was one of ten children-Susan, Joseph, Eliza, John, Mary, William, Edward, Emeline, Hester Ann, Hannah, and three others. Her father died in 1818, and her mother in 1850.
Mr. Ivens in politics has been a Democrat all his life, and is so still. He belongs to the German Baptists. He was partly raised a Friend, but moved away from them, and finally joined the "Dunkards" in 1877. He moved to Logan County, Ohio, in 1839; to Warren County, Ohio in 1840; to Madison County, Ind., in 1844, and to Wabash County in 1854. Mr. Ivens owned land in Madison County, but has had none in Wabash. He has dwelt in various places, working as a farmer all his life, having resided several years on the "Mount farm." He has never been rich in this world's goods, but they have had enough; and he feels that he is rich in faith and the heir of an endless kingdom. He was but a lad in the war of 1812, but he longed to go into the army; yet he did not because his father thought him to young, and advised him not to enlist, and he stayed at home. His father was a Quaker, but did not join them till after the war with Great Britain. Mr. Ivens, although so old, is quite active and strong, being seen often on the streets mingling pleasantly and cheerfully among his fellow citizens.
Hannah Nippin Ivens (1807 - 1884)
Mary Ann Ivens Alger (1826 - 1909)*
David Ivens (1837 - 1925)*
Amanda M Ivens Weaver (1842 - 1883)*
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