Joseph Pettus Ament

1823–1879 (Age 56)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph Pettus

When Joseph Pettus Ament was born on 20 October 1823, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Henry Ament, was 27 and his mother, Judith Dudley Pettus, was 27. He married Sarah Jane Ruff on 12 April 1849, in Marion, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 2 November 1879, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Pettus Ament
Sarah Jane Ruff
Marriage: 12 April 1849
Judith Dudley Ament
Mary Ament
Margaret Bailey Ament
Willie Ament

Spouse & Children

12 April 1849
Marion, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 6

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 15

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old French personal name Amand, Amant (from Latin Amandus meaning ‘loveable’).2 German: variant spelling of Amend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jos P Amont, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph P Ament, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph P Ament in entry for Irene Daura Saunders, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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