Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Amos Family History

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"The Amos Family of Copiah County, Mississippi can be dated back to Jane and John Amos who were born in Virginia. Jane was born about 1820 but the approximate date of John's birth is not known. It is also not known exactly when life in Mississippi began for the couple, it is believed that they were in the state prior to 1855, as that is about the time Jane�s oldest known child was born.

Jane Amos is shown as head of household in the census of Lincoln County, Mississippi, in 1870 and 1880. She is believed to have been the mother of four sons, namely John Amos, Frank Amos, Alexander Amos and Samuel Amos. John was born about 1855, Frank was born around 1861, Alexander was born about 1863 and Samuel (Sam) was born on December 25, 1867, according to his 1937 death certificate.

John Amos..."

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