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Moses Ames, Rev

Moses Ames, Rev

Male 1812 - 1860  (47 years)

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  • Name Moses Ames  [1
    Suffix Rev 
    Born 08 Dec 1812  Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • aka New Bristol. Dover town recs say Surry
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1860  Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1989  drabold
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 

    Father Joseph Ames, of Sullivan and Bradford,   b. Between 1775 and 1780, New Hampshire or Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1834, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Abigail Moore,   b. Abt 1787, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830?, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1729  Group Sheet

    Family Rebecca Strout,   b. 11 Dec 1811, Limington, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1876, Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1831  Limington, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Limington?
    Children 
     1. Royal B Ames,   b. 12 Nov 1833, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Eliza Jane Ames,   b. 17 Jan 1836, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1910, Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Abbie Nason Ames,   b. 19 May 1838, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1926  (Age 88 years)
     4. Joseph Moses Ames,   b. 25 Aug 1841, Garland, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1920, Corinth, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F714  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Dec 1812 - Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1831 - Limington, York, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1860 - Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
    1840 United States Federal Census
    1840 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1840; Census Place: Bradford, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: ; Page: .
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
    1850 United States Federal Census
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Birth date: abt 1812
    Birth place: Maine
    Residence date: 1860
    Residence place: Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

    Birth date: abt 1812
    Birth place: Maine
    Residence date: 1850
    Residence place: Garland, Penobscot, Maine
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    One more excerpt from the 1858 Piscataquis map. Here the proximity of J Ames and M Ames is obvious. It appears that there were multiple plots owned by these Ames. Note also Edwin L Ames, and John Ames (I know its them from deeds, Edwin is of the Phineas 1757 line) and proximity of N Parsons to a Moses Ames property. Its POSSIBLE that there is a misprint here and the M Ames by N Parsons should be N Ames instead, since its known that Nathaniel Parsons lived by Nathl Ames in 1850. Or did Moses buy it from Nathaniel who did leave for Cape Elizabeth?? ex-Library of Congress see the webpage http://www.loc.gov/item/2012592369. Its a great map of the entire county with several nice vignettes.
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    doverbaptist
    Dover Freewill Baptist church. From"the early history of Dover and Foxcroft"

    Bradford Baptist church records
    Bradford Baptist church records
    Church membership and details kindly provided by the Bradford Baptist Church.
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    Courtesy of Melgallagher at findagrave.com Note the four stones are Sarah Adelia, Rev Moses, Rebecca (wife of Moses) and Patience Lord, wife of James K Ames
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    His signature on Will (1859).
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    More land adventures of Ames in Dover, Maine. This and previous page availableon familysearch.org

    Estate of Moses Ames
    Estate of Moses Ames
    The possessions of Rev Moses Ames at the time of his death in Sept. 1860.


  • Notes 
    • There is a birth recd for Moses Ames in Sullivan Maine in 1812. There is an incorrect record on LDS stating that he was born in Dover, ME (this is where he died), see bio below. It is an inference but a justified one that he is son of Joseph. 1) He appears in Bradford sometime before 1840 (1816 according to bio). Only Ames there is Joseph Ames, (2) He named one son "Joseph" as typical of the time, (3) James Kenniston Ames, documented son of Joseph buried his wife and child right by Moses in Dover (Moses was surely the patriarch of the family at the time), (4) A Joseph Ames was living near Sullivan in 1810 with a daughter who is presumably Mary (b 1808).

      Noted abolitionist, nearly elected to the Maine legislature, beloved Freewill Baptist preacher, a well known man in his day.

      Rev. Moses Ames, a well-known FreewillBaptist minister (b. Sullivan, Hancock, ME, 8 Dec 1812, d. S. Dover, Penobscot,ME 30 Sep 1860), was almost certainly the son of Joseph. This provides circumstantial evidence that Joseph Ames lived near Sullivan, Hancock, ME in 1812. I note thatJ ames K Ames first wife and daughter are buried in the same cemetery (S. Dover,ME) with Moses Ames. I know that Moses was in Bradford from 1840 census, and from a biography of him the following:
      "Ames, Rev. Moses, died in South Dover, Me.,Sept. 30, 1860, in his 48th year. He was born in Sullivan, Hancock County, Me.,Dec. 8, 1812. At the age of 4, the family moved to Bradford, where after twelveyears his parents were reclaimed, and he had the conviction strongly forcedhome upon his heart that he was a sinner. In the spring of 1834, through aprotracted meeting, he and others were converted, and in July following hebegan preaching. He had been baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Harvey, uniting withthe church in Bradford. The destitute churches in the Sebec Q. Y. were objectsof his labor. He was licensed by the Quarterly Meeting September, 1838, andlabored in Garland and Danville. Sept. 22, 1839, he was ordained. In May 1838,he began his ministry at Corinth. In 1840 he saw from his preaching a greatrevival at Garland, and in a short time baptized over twenty. His work in Bradfordwas blessed. In 1841 he saw revivals both in the Wellington and in theSpringfield Q. M's. In October he was present at the eleventh GeneralConference at Topsham. He moved his family to Corinth in December, where forsome months he had preached half the time. In January 1842, in a revival atHunting's Mills, in Corinth, twenty-three were added to the church. A revivalattended him in Garland where he preached part of the time. During the summerhe baptized there forty-six. and in 1845 moved there. He attended thethirteenth General Conference in Sutton, Vt., in October 1847, as a delegatefrom the Penobscot Y. M. The next year he moved to Veazie for a pastorate oftwo years. Here a church was organized. In November 1850, he began his laborswith the Dover and Foxcroft church, where his strength failed him. During thelast year of his ministry seventy were added to the church. He was a man highlygifted in natural talent; he possessed good business ability. His devotion tothe ministry cost him his health. He was a gifted speaker and drew multitudesafter him. When his health failed through consumption, he retired to his quiethome at South Dover."---taken
      His grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23695023

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Nonpopulation Census Schedules for California, 1850-1880. Microfilm. The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Illino;).
      Residence date: 7 Jul 1860
      Residence place: Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

    2. [S456] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    3. [S210] Web: Maine, Find A Grave Index, 1778-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT. USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 20 March 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-b;).
      Birth date: 8 Dec 1812
      Birth place:
      Death date: 30 Sep 1860
      Death place:

    4. [S80] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Garland, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: M432_265; Page: 151A; Image: ..
      Birth date: abt 1812
      Birth place: Maine
      Residence date: 1850
      Residence place: Garland, Penobscot, Maine