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Amasa Makepeace
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1778
Norton
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1848
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Amasa Makepeace, who settled on the east side of Mill Creek with his wife, two daughters and seven sons in 1821/2, was the head of Madison County's first prominent family of businessmen. Mr. Makepeace established the first post office in Chesterfield; he was the postmaster for over twenty-five years. He also was the township's first justice of the peace. Amasa built a grist mill on Mill Creek, possibly taking over a mill started earlier by William Dilts. The Makepeaces' first, two-horse wagon load of goods to be sold in Cincinnati contained coon, deer, and bear skins and beeswax. Natural resources were so plentiful that the next trip required three, two-horse wagons to transport their merchandise: the family soon became wealthy. A civic leader as well, Amasa Makepeace was the foreman of the grand jury that indicted four whites for the massacre of friendly Native Americans. 
 
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  Amasa Makepeace (1827 - 1877)*
 
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Burial:
Otterbein Cemetery
Chesterfield
Madison County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: AngloFreek
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
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Amasa Makepeace
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Amasa Makepeace
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Amasa Makepeace
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