Ira V Ames

22 September 1804–15 January 1869 (Age 64)
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Ira V

When Ira V Ames was born on 22 September 1804, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Ithamer Ames, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Clark, was 21. He married Charity Carter on 4 December 1826, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1867, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as postmaster in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States. He died on 15 January 1869, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Ira V Ames
Charity Carter
Marriage: 4 December 1826
Clarissa Ames
Rebecca Carter Ames
Clark Carter Ames
Ira James Ames
Daniel Carter Ames

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  • Marriage
    4 December 1826Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Life Events of Clark Carter Ames 1832-1907, Gathered by Susan Ames, wife of Harry Oliver Ames, a 2nd Great Grandson.

    Born 15 July 1832 Moores, Clinton, New York. Clark was the third child and first son of Ira Ames and Charity Carter. His father was 28 and his mother was 25 years old. His older sister Clarissa was …

    Sources (77)

    • Ira Ames, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ira Ames in entry for Meredith Ames, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ira Ames, "United States Census, 1850"

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