Rev John Lee Ames

Male14 January 1810–17 December 1892

Brief Life History of John Lee

When Rev John Lee Ames was born on 14 January 1810, in Ames Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, Sylvanus Ames, was 38 and his mother, Abigail Lee Johnson, was 38. He married Charlotte Hardaway Watson on 11 September 1834. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Franklin Township, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 17 December 1892, in Newtown, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States.

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Rev John Lee Ames
Charlotte Hardaway Watson
Marriage: 11 September 1834
Elizabeth Walker AMES
Jane W. Ames
Mary A. Ames
David D. Ames
James Henry Ames
John Davidson Ames
William Oliver Ames
Edward Longstreet Ames
Leander Ames

Sources (15)

  • John L Ames, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Lee Ames - Church record: birth: 14 January 1810; Ames Twp, Athens, Ohio, United States
  • John L Ames, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1834
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 22

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Amis or from the feminine form, Amice. The Old French word amis, is from Latin amicus ‘friend’, which was used in Late Latin as a term for a man of the lower classes, in particular a slave. There were also derivatives of this as personal names, in particular masculine Amicius and feminine Amicia. Both were in use as personal names in England and may have contributed to the surname.

    German: perhaps a nickname for an active person, from an ancient Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’.

    Dutch: possibly a patronymic from Ame a common personal name in Holland and Friesland, an abbreviated form of an ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps beginning with amel ‘strong’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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