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Adolphus Ames and Ira Daniel Ames and John Norton Ames

Liberty, Mc Kean PA; New York; Cottage Grove, Dane, WI

Liberty Township, Mc Kean, Pennsylvania
Adolphus Ames: Goal to find birthplace and relationship to John Norton Ames

1840- 1850 then off to Wisconsin | Liberty McKean Pennsylvania

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Adolphus Ames was born in NY in 1809. Where? Unknown (

Married Sarah Julia ______________(last name unknown) in NY in 1837

Lived in New York State (unknown, but maybe Schoharie, NY) in 1809-1840

Lived in Liberty, Mc Kean, PA from 1840-1850

Lived in Cottage Grove,Dane, WI from 1851-1854

Children: Sarah born in 1838 in NY; Ira Daniel born 1842 in Liberty Mc Kean, PA; Henry born in 1845 in Liberty McKean, PA; Andrew Jackson born in 1848 in Liberty McKean, PA.

Adolphus land deed in Liberty Mc Kean, PA joined the land of Joseph Ames. Both Adolphus and Joseph signed as witnesses for each other's land.1850 Census PA McKean County, Liberty Township. Living there in 1850.  Age 41.
Farmer value of land $ 700.00
one person could read and write
Lists wife Sarah Julia 31 born in NY, Sarah age 12 born in NY, Ira age 7 born PA, Henry age 5, Andrew age 2
1 person could read and write per census.1850 Census PA McKean

1. Deed: Adolphus Ames: Book H, page 59,
26 September 1850.

2. Deed: Joseph Ames:  book H, p. 655,
26 August 1850

3. Adolphus Ames Liberty Township, Item 1789, Book 83, page 373, Grantee     CA Anderson and Grantor National Transit Co.  Loc:  Norwich.

4. Joseph Ames Warrant # 173, Item 2350, L 36, page 481, Loc: Norwich.
Grantree: CA Anderson; Grantor: J. Colegrove?

Adolphus Ames is my great great grandfather. I have spent many months hunting for his information.
Adolphus was born in New York state in 1809. Birth or Baptismal records have not appeared yet for him. I have a few leads but nothing is panning out. Adolphus married a Sarah Julia (last name unknown) in 1837. Their first daughter, Sarah, was born in New York state in 1838. Sarah grew up to marry Milo Campbell of Dane County Wisconsin but I'm fast forwarding...By 1840 the family was living in Liberty Township, Mc Kean (pronounced Mc Kane) County Pennsylvania where three sons are born, Ira Daniel (my great grandfather), Henry, and Andrew Jackson Ames.
There are other Ames living in Mc Kean County. One is Samuel Ames of Bradford Township, Cyrus Ames age 75 of Liberty Township, and Jospeh Ames living of Liberty Township. Joseph married Hannah and stayed in the area. Adolphus moved out of the area to Dane County Wisconsin in 1850. I think Sarah his wife died on the migration to Wisconsin because Adolphus died in 1854. In his probate, it said his wife had been dead for several years.
It is possible that Joseph Ames and Adolphus Ames are brothers. They each signed as witnesses to each others property. The properties adjoin.
There is a Roxania Ames living in Liberty Township who is married to a Joel Rice, a Methodist circuit rider. Joel Rice buys property from Adolphus in 1850 when Adolphus, Sarah Julia and their children leave Mc Kean for Dane County Wisconsin.
As for Cyrus I am trying to prove he is the father of Adolphus. I have searched land records, deeds, and town histories looking for the elusive clues. Cyrus Ames lived in Tioga County Pennsylvania in 1835. Prior to that he lived in Painted Post, Steuben, New York. I have looked in New York state also for a connection and found nothing in the land records. Cyrus moved out of Mc Kean County to Crawford County PA about 1850. Mayber they all were traveling together to Wisconsin. However, Cyrus' wife and daughter stay in Crawford County where I found some records of his wife and daughter with NO clues. I have not found Cyrus' land deeds for Tioga, Mc Kean, or Crawford counties Pennsylvania nor found any probate records for him. However, I have looked at about 30 books and about 50 films and found nothing.

Adolphus moved from McKean PA to Dane County Wisconsin in 1850. In August 1854 in Dane County Wisconsin he died leaving no property. His three children Ira Daniel, Henry, and Andrew Jackson were made wards of Harvey Campbell who became their guardian. According to the probate Sarah Julia the mother died years before. Sarah the daughter married Milo Campbell.

Ira Daniel was 12 in 1854 when Harvey Campbell was made his guardian. In 1861 when Ira signed into the Civil War his guardian was listed as JOHN AMES!. I am trying to find information on this John Ames. I think it is John Norton Ames of Dane County Wisconsin. How is John Norton Ames related to Ira Daniel Ames? How did John Ames become Ira's guardian. There are no records for this in Dane County change of guardians. I have even tried to find a probate for Harvey Campbell to see if the probate would list a guardian change.

Here is information on John Norton Ames:

Native of Oneida County and a PioneerPassed Away John Norton Ames, a native of Steuben,
Oneida County, died in Oregon. Wis. He was born 7 July 1822 in Onondaga NY but lived in Steuben Oneida County before moving to Wisconsin.  John Ames was married to Mary Ann Ball. He was age 94 years when he died in 1917.





George Wolfe of Jerseyvllle, III., and

threw brothers. Charles E. Ames of

R. F. D.




Rome, and George W.

Ames and W. Lafayette Ames of Utica.

William W. and David H. Ames of

Utica are nephews.

Many friends and acquaintances in

this part of New York State, whom

Mr. Ames often visited, will regret his

passingnaway. Mr. Ames's father lived

to the age of 101 years and 10 months

and his grandfather was 1 OS years and

« months old at the time of his death.

From his obituary: Mr. Ames's three so"h«. two sonsin-

law and eight grandsons and several

grandsone-ln-law, several of

whom are traveling salesmen for big

firms, none of them have any use for

liquor or tobacco in any form. Mra.

Ames. who had been helpmate

through life as well as companion on

manv trips about the country, died

February 4. 1883. There survive five

children: F. M. Ames of Brooklyn.

Wis.: J. F. Ames of Biloxi. Utss.; Mrs.

H. P. Jatnieaon of Poynette. Wis.; W.

L. Ames nnd Mrs. A. H. Sholts of

Oregon. Wis., snd If grandchildren

and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr.

Am»j also leaves one sister.


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