From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 379, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"AMASIAH DAVISSON was born in Preble County, Ohio, May 22, 1832, and is the second in a family of seven children born to JONATHAN and ISABELLA (ADAMS) DAVISSON, natives of Virginia and New Jersey. The parents of JONATHAN settled in Preble County in the spring of 1815, and there he was married. At his majority, his father presented him with a farm of 160 acres, which he cultivated until 1878, when he moved to Cass County, Indiana, where he died August 7, 1880, in his seventy-fourth year. When he left Ohio, he was the oldest settler in Preble County; he had been one of the County Commissioners for six years, and Assessor for ten or twelve years, and at the time of his death was owner of the original Preble County farm, besides town lots in West Manchester, that county. AMASSIAH DAVISSON, at the age of twenty-one, began life by farming on shares. In the spring of 1854, he came to this township, where his father had bought and given him eighty acres of wild land. This he has increased to 380 acres of which 360 are now under cultivation. Years ago, he had he had replaced his original log cabin with a fine frame residence, which was destroyed by fire the night of October 18, 1879. He immediately rebuilt on the same site, and now has one of the finest farm residences in the township, into which he moved three weeks after the old one was burned. He was married, September 23, 1852, to SARAH A. HOUSE, a native of Preble County, Ohio, who has become the mother of four boys and one girl. MR. and MRS. DAVISSON are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he is a Democrat."