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Joseph Ames, of Sullivan and Bradford

Joseph Ames, of Sullivan and Bradford

Male Between 1775 and 1780 - Aft 1834  (~ 60 years)

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    1820 United States Federal Census
    1820 United States Federal Census
    Residence date: 1830
    Residence place: Penobscot, Maine, United States

    Birth date: abt 1787
    Birth place: New Hampshire
    Residence date: 1860
    Residence place: Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States
    1810 United States Federal Census
    1810 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1810; Census Place: Township 8, Hancock, Maine; Roll: 11; Page: 552; Family History Number: 0218682; Image: 00545.
    Excerpts From History of Ellsworth Maine by Albert H Davis
    Excerpts From History of Ellsworth Maine by Albert H Davis
    ellsworth
    ellsworth
    joseph is mentioned as a signer of this document involving Ellsworth, Trenton and Surry. History of Ellsworth Maine, on ancestry for example http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=Genealogy-glh27777102&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_r_db&gsln=moore&dbOnly=_F00032DB|_F00032DB_x&uidh=935
    Township 8
    Township 8
    This immensely useful map is from the excellent pages of Darryl Rowles http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~drowles/index.htm

    Deeds of Joseph Ames in Penobscot County
    Deeds of Joseph Ames in Penobscot County
    From penobscotdeeds.com


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    jos
    twp8
    twp8
    What was called Twp 8 in 1810 is what we call Hancock, Hancock ME today. It was incorporated in 1828 from bits of Trenton, Sullican and Plantation 8.
    1821 article in Bangor Weekly Register about new Penobscot Country Agricultural Society.
    1821 article in Bangor Weekly Register about new Penobscot Country Agricultural Society.

    Documents


  • Name Joseph Ames  [1
    Suffix of Sullivan and Bradford 
    Born Between 1775 and 1780  New Hampshire or Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No birth record has been found. Son James reports him from NH in 1880 census, one daughter says ME, one MA. The probability that Amos is his father is quite good, but Mary Odiorne is only a guess for his mother.
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1834  Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After 1833
    Person ID I4724  drabold
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2015 

    Father Amos Ames, Esq,   b. 15 Apr 1758, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Sullivan, Hancock, District of Maine, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Odiorne, [?],   b. 1756, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 29 Jul 1787, Groton, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1780  New Hampshire? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ames,   b. 07 Jul 1808,   d. 07 Mar 1868, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Moses Ames, Rev,   b. 08 Dec 1812, Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1860, Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     3. Louisa Ames, -probable-,   b. 30 Oct 1814, Hancock, Maine, United States. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1875, Port Huron City, St. Clair, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Sophronia J Ames,   b. 27 Nov 1817, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1892, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. John Forbes Ames,   b. 10 Mar 1820, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1841, Aroostook, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     6. James Kenniston Ames,   b. 02 Feb 1822, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1887, Applegate, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Lydia Wilson Ames,   b. 22 Dec 1823, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Mt Pleasant Cemerety, Dexter, Penobscot, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F1729  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1775 and 1780 - New Hampshire or Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1834 - Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mark Honey of Ellsworth Maine and Donna Ulrich have helped immensely on this family.

      I know from a Y DNA test that Joseph is of the Ames line of Robert of Boxford.

      Joseph Ames was a prominent man in Bradford from 1819-1833; he held several different offices in the small town.

      His son was Rev. Moses Ames, a well-known Freewill Baptist minister (b. Sullivan, Hancock, ME, 8 Dec 1812, d. S. Dover, Penobscot, ME 30 Sep 1860). This provides circumstantial evidence that Joseph Ames lived near Sullivan, Hancock, ME in 1812. I note that James 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 General Conference at Topsham. He moved his family to Corinth in December, where for some months he had preached half the time. In January 1842, in a revival at Hunting's Mills, in Corinth, twenty-three were added to the church. A revival attended him in Garland where he preached part of the time. During the summer he baptized there forty-six. and in 1845 moved there. He attended the thirteenth General Conference in Sutton, Vt., in October 1847, as a delegate from the Penobscot Y. M. The next year he moved to Veazie for a pastorate of two years. Here a church was organized. In November 1850, he began his labors with the Dover and Foxcroft church, where his strength failed him. During the last year of his ministry seventy were added to the church. He was a man highly gifted in natural talent; he possessed good business ability. His devotion to the ministry cost him his health. He was a gifted speaker and drew multitudes after him. When his health failed through consumption, he retired to his quiet home at South Dover."

      The naming convention of the Ames children is interesting.

      There is a John Forbes and a Joseph Wilson who lived in Twp 1 Range 5 in Hancock ME in 1810. This in fact IS Bradford, before it became the Plantation of Blakesburgh! Note too that Joseph Brigham is in Twp 2 5th range, next in the 1810 census to Bradford. This is the guy Joseph bought land from in 1814. John Forbes is apparently born Rutland MA, 1782, m. Betsey Davis (d of Asa Davis and Mary Smith, she was also married to Oren Briggs, after 1822).

      Joseph Wilson, also in Bradford in 1810, was apparently born 1768 in Rehoboth, MA, married to Lydia Major (b 1775). Surely the woman Lydia Wilson Ames was named for.

      James Kenniston b 1822 Bradford, is obviously named after his sister's husband.

      Note (11/14). Mark Honey points out that "Joseph Bragdon of Sullivan owned shares in a sawmill on Taunton Stream in Franklin, as did Jeremiah Bragdon, Nahum Hardison, Stephen Hardison Jr and Sr, Asa Dyer and Nathaniel Hardison" (all were listed in one deed. See Mark's book: King Pine, Queen Spruce, Jack Tar Vol 3 Ch 15 "Sawmills in Eastern Hancock Co" page 85. Note that in 1810, Joseph is living in Twp 8 (Franklin) with Jeremiah Bragdon, Asa Dyer, Stephen Hardison (both), Nahum Hardison.

      Mark Honey points out a deed that describes a sawmill and grist mill at Flanders in Sullivan (presumably this is Flanders stream that flows into Flanders Bay). Amos actually lived in East Sullivan. He is named a "housewright", so perhaps some of the lumber so obtained was used in his construction business.

      Mark further notes that Joseph Ames sells land to a Calvin Leary in Bradford in 1828, but the transaction does not include a sawmill that is on the property, suggesting, perhaps, that Joseph was in the sawmill business in Bradford, as I believe he was in 1810 in Franklin.

      Joseph Ames was almost certainly the son or conceivably nephew of Amos Ames. The circumstantial evidence (see also the Notes for Amos) is overwhelming.

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] 1820 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G;), Year: 1820; Census Place: , Penobscot, Maine; Roll: M33_38; Page: ; Image: ..
      Residence date: 1820
      Residence place: Penobscot, Maine, United States