Samuel Ames

Male12 July 1842–10 January 1924

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Ames was born on 12 July 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Ira V Ames, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Johnston, was 28. He married Isabella Leishman on 13 January 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 10 January 1924, in Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cleveland Cemetery, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ames
Isabella Leishman
Marriage: 13 January 1864
Samuel Johnson Ames
Marzina Johnson Ames
John Johnson Ames
Ira Leishman Ames
James Allen Ames
Jane Allen Ames

Sources (31)

  • Samuel Ames in entry for James A Ames, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
  • Samuel Ames in household of Ira Ames, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Ames in entry for Jane Bevins, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father

    Age 3

    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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