John Plough

M, #7525, b. 16 April 1837
Biography* John Plough had a biography: John Plough, liveryman and an influential citizen of Rushville, was born in Richland Township, this county, April 16, 1837. He was the son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Young) Plough, the former a native of Ohio, and the latter a native of Kentucky. He was reared upon a farm, and at the age of twenty-two, he took up the vocation of a farmer for himself. He thus continued until in August 1862, when he enlisted in Company I, Sixty-eight Indiana Volunteers, with which he served until October 29, 1862. He then returned to Rush County and resumed farming, in which pursuit he continued until February, 1884, since which time he has been engaged in the livery business in Rushville. He was married December 21, 1859, to Ann A. Wamsley, a native of Cincinnati born October 31, 1839, and daughter of William B. Wamsley. Five children have been born: Mary L., Jasper W., Erastus, Nellie, and Jacob, of whom Mary L., and Erastus are living. Our subject is a member of the G.A.R. and a Republican in politics. He is a worthy citizen, and he and wife enjoy the respect of all. Mrs. Ploughs parents were William B., and Mary J. (Ingram) Wamsley, the former a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, of French descent , and the latter a native of the city of Philadelphia, of English descent. Her paternal grandparents were William and Nancy (Bussell) Wamsley. Her maternal grandparents were Jeremiah and Lucy (Ogben) Ingram. The children of Mr. And Mrs. Plough are as follows: M. Lulu, born October 5, 1860; J. Walker, born December 24, 1861, died June 11, 1883, Erastus, born January 6, 1866, Nellie, born November 6, 1878, died February 23, 1883, J. Clyde born March 25, 1880, died February 15, 1883. The grandmother of Mrs. Ploughs father was a first cousin to the father of our country, Gen. George Washington. Mr. Plough had one brother and three sisters as follows: Caroline, Mary J, Amanda, and William C., and Lizzie, all living except Charles B. who died in infancy.
History of Rush County, Brant & Fuller, 1888, Chicago. 
Birth*16 April 1837 He was born on 16 April 1837 at Richland Twnshp, Rush Co., Indiana, son of Jacob & Mary Ann (Young) Plough, the former a native of OH and the latter a native of KY.1 
Marriage*21 December 1859 He married Ann Amelia Wamsley, daughter of William B Wamsley and Mary Jane Ingram, on 21 December 1859 5 children listed in husband's bio.1 
Census1870*1870 John Plough appeared on the 1870 census as the head of household, pg 384 #91-94, Richland, Rush Co., Indiana, along with Luella Mary "Lulu" Plough, Jasper W Plough, Erastus Plough, Jennie Elizabeth Wamsley and Ann Amelia Wamsley . His info on the census included Plough, John 33 b.IN farmer $4800-700. 


Ann Amelia Wamsley b. 31 Oct 1839, d. bt 1888 - 1921
Last Edited27 Jul 2007


  1. [S1425] History of Rush County Indiana Evd #1425.