Amazon Boone, a substantial farmer and respected citizen of Pleasant Township, was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, August 6, 1830, and is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Peckingpaugh) Boone, the former of whom was born in Bucks County, Penn., August 4, 1785, and was the son of Thomas and Susan (Bromfield) Boone. He was married to Elizabeth Peckingpaugh, March 7, 1811. He died in Hamilton County, Ohio, May 12, 1869. The mother of our subject was born near Reading, Penn., April 20, 1792, and was the daughter of Frederick Peckingpaugh. She died in Hamilton County, August 24, 1854. The subject of this sketch grew to manhood on a farm in his native county. He received in the district schools a knowledge of the ordinary branches of learning. In 1856, he came to Johnson County, and his home has ever since been in Pleasant township. During the first three winters he spent in this county, he was a teacher in the public schools. He had become the owner of a farm in Pleasant Township, and his spare time was spent in improving and cultivating this. He was married September 26, 1860, to Emeline Freeman. She was born in Franklin Township, this county, October 29, 1841, and was the daughter of Charles and Mary A. (Langston) Freeman, the former of whom was born in the State of New Jersey, December 11, 1808, and was the son of John and Hannah (Brant) Freeman. He was married to Mary A. Langston, February 23, 1832. He moved with his family from Hamilton County, Ohio, to Johnson County, Ind., May 28, 1838, and settled on a tract of land which he had entered in Franklin Township. There he spent the rest of his life, his death occurring February 19, 1879. The mother of Mrs. Boone was born within the present limits of Union County, Ind., January 7, 1816, and was the daughter of Bennett and Mary (Brown) Langston. She is still living and continues to reside on the old Freeman homestead in Franklin Township. She is a first cousin of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Boone located on the farm they now occupy, which lies just east, and adjoining the town of Whiteland. The life occupation of Mr. Boone has been farming. His farm contains 134½ acres, and is in a good state of improvement and cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Boone have had five children: Elmer E., born October 25, 1861; Eva E., December 15, 1863; Charles J., July 23, 1866; Clara E., December 18, 1869, and Willie W., May 15, 1877, deceased. Our subject and wife and all of their children are members of the Presbyterian Church. Politically, Mr. Boone is a republican. He has served his township as justice of the peace one term. He is one of the successful farmers of this township, and he and wife are among its best citizens. Mr. Boone is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, having joined at twenty-one years of age. Mr. Boone’s farm is the site of the old settlers’ meetings of Johnson and adjoining counties.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 769.