Rev John Lee Ames

14 January 1810–17 December 1892 (Age 82)
Ames Township, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary 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 or Nabby 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1834
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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.
    Age 2
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 24
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • John L Ames, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John L Ames, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John Ames in entry for Edward Ames, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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