"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.
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