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Biographical Sketch for
Ames Family



+--Jonathon Carver Ames---+  +--Alvin------------------+  +--Hamilton E.--------+
|                         |  |                         +--+                     |
|                         +--+                         |  |  Jane Arno----------+
|                         |  |  Patricia (unknown)-----+  |
|   Lydia Gates Whipple---+  |                            +--William R.---------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Louisa A. Balfour--+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Susan V.-----------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Frank M. Kellogg---+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Alvin M.
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Jerusha
|                            |
|                            +--Chester Chandler-------+  +--Caroline
|                            |                         +--+
|                            |                         |  +--Lucille------------+
|                            |  Susanah Pitts----------+  |                     |
|                            |                            |  William Frazier----+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Appolos Pitts------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Dimis Webb---------+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Thomas Whipple-----+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Melissa Cole-------+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Alvin
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Olivia L.----------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Alexander Trotter--+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Chester L.---------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Maria Shepard------+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Marion F.
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Mary
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Benjamin Willard---+
|                            |                                                  |
|                            |                               Hannah R. Sluman---+
|                            |
|                            +--Joseph
|                            |
|                            +--Mary
|                            |
|                            +--Valeria
|                            |
|                            +--Jonathan Carver--------+  +--Jonathan C.--------+
|                            |                         +--+                     |
|                            |                         |  |  Ann (unknown)------+
|                            |  Lucy P. Ames-----------+  |
|                            |                            +--Roderick D.--------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Barbara (unknown)--+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Samuel E.----------+
|                            |                            |                     |
|                            |                            |  Helen E. Gartner---+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Lafayette
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Joel W.
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Elijah E.
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Philander P.
|                            |
|                            +--Caroline
|                            |
|                            +--Thomas W.
|                            |
|                            |  Lucinda Pitts----------+
|                            |                         +--+--Levi F.
|                            +--Walter Whipple---------+
|                            |                         +--+--Delbert--------------+
|                            |  Amelia Stratton--------+  |                       |
|                            |                            |  Elizabeth Jane Thorn-+
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Albert J. M.
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Josephine Emma
|                            |                            |
|                            |                            +--Emma Irene
|                            |
|                            +--Valeria----------------+  +--Valeria
|                            |                         +--+--Adeline
|                            |  Every Esty-------------+  +--Avery
|                            |                            +--Addison
|                            |
|                            +--Levi
|                            |
|                            +--Phoebe-----------------+
|                            |                         +--+--((see tree branch
|                            |  Elijah Ames, Jr.-------+       below))
|                            |
|                            +--Lydia Whipple
|
|
+--Elijah Ames------------+  +--Lucy P.----------------+
                          |  |                         +--+--((see tree branch
                          +--+  Jonathon Carver Ames---+       above))
                          |  |
   Rizpah Whipple---------+  +--Elijah, Jr.------------+  +--Walter
                             |                         +--+
                             |  Phoebe Ames------------+  +--Lydia Whipple---------+
                             |                            |                        |
                             |                            |  Jerome B. Story-------+
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Edmund H.-------------+
                             |                            |                        |
                             |                            |  Ellen B. Grandy-------+
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Rizpah----------------+
                             |                            |                        |
                             |                            |  Oscar F. Grandy-------+
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Truman----------------+
                             |                            |                        |
                             |                            |  Ella A. Doyan---------+
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Mattie
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Patsey
                             |                            |
                             |                            +--Luelly
                             |
                             |
                             +--Simeon Whipple---------+  +--Charles---------------+
                                                       +--+                        |
                                Elizabeth Frazier------+  |  Emma Gardiner---------+
                                                          |
                                                          +--Ida-------------------+
                                                          |                        |
                                                          |  George W. Kendall-----+
                                                          |
                                                          +--Amanda----------------+
                                                          |                        |
                                                          |  William Ogston Odett--+
                                                          |
                                                          +--Lafayette
                                                          |
                                                          +--Edmond
                                                          |
                                                          +--Albert----------------+
                                                          |                        |
                                                          |  Ellen Francis Purnell-+
                                                          |
                                                          +--John------------------+
                                                          |                        |
                                                          |  Jenny Phillips--------+
                                                          |
                                                          +--Nelson
                                                          |
                                                          +--Bertha
                                                          |
                                                          +--Estella




unplaced factoids....

Emma J. Ames died on June 15, 1905

Rebecca, possible daughter of Jonathan Carver Ames
 born about 1805?

Francis M. Ames
 born about 1842 in Illinois
 married Ellen Crawford about 1/22/1872
 she born about 1850 in Illinois
 children:
  Florence, born about 1879


Jonathan H. Ames
 born about 1820 in Vermont
 married Margaret Frazier about 1/6/1847
 children:
  William, born about 1849
  Leander, born about 1853
  George, born about 1855
  Alfred, born about 1857
  Mary, born about 1859



Jonathon Carver Ames

Born on March 18, 1774, in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Brother of Elijah Ames. Married Lydia Gates Whipple in 1799 at Hanover Plaines, NH. See tree above for children. Died on April 26, 1853, at Hickory Corners, Illinois.

Lydia Gates Whipple

Born on July 24, 1779, in Vermont. She was the daughter of Thomas Whipple (born March 26, 1752, New London, CT) and Lydia Gates (born December 29, 1753 at Preston, CT). Married Jonathon Carver Ames in 1799 at Hanover Plaines, NH. Died on September 1, 1853.

Elijah Ames

Probably spelled last name as Eames. Born in August, 1784, in Massachusetts. Brother of Jonathan Carver Ames. Married Rizpah Whipple. See tree above for children. Died on January 10 (12?), 1852, at Hickory Corners, Illinois.

Rizpah Whipple

Born on March 13, 1785, in Marlborough, New Hampshire.

Children of Jonathon Carver and Lydia Gates Whipple Ames


Alvin

Read story about lead ball in
township history.

Born on March 8, 1800, in Concord, Essex, Vermont. Married Patricia (unknown) about 1827. She was born about 1810 in New York. Children. Highway commissioner. Died on June 11, 1870, at Antioch, Illinois.

Chester Chandler

Read biographical sketch written in 1877.

Bought land from federal government [80 acres, the west half of the southeast quarter of section 13, township 46 north range 10 east and 40 acres, the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 13, township 46 north range 10 east].

Born on May 9, 1801, in Rutland County, Vermont. A family genealogy researcher indicates that this should be Concord, VT and not Rutland. Married Susanah Pitts on February 3, 1826, in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She was born on September 2, 1803, in Ticonderoga, New York. She died on April 26, 1887 (1888?). Children. Postmaster at Hickory Corners, Illinois. Highway commissioner. Died on August 29, 1891.

Joseph

Bought land from federal government [40 acres, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 11, township 46 north range 10 east].

Born on September 28 (8?), 1802, at Concord, Essex, Vermont. Bought land from federal government. Died on April 11, 1851, at Shirland, Winnegago, Illinois.

Mary

Also known as Polly. Born on February 3, 1804, at Concord, Essex, Vermont. Died on November 23, 1884, at Millbank, South Dakota.

Valeria

Born in 1805. Died an infant.

Jonathan Carver, Jr.

Bought land from federal government [40 acres, lot 9 of section 16, township 46 north range 11 east and 40 acres, lot 8 of section 16, township 46 north range 11 east].

Born on April 18, 1907, in Concord, Essex County, Vermont. Married first cousin Lucy P. Ames about 1830. Children. Died on March 26, 1868, in Newport Township, Illinois.

Caroline

Born on April 1, 1811, in Pennsylvania. Died on April 17, 1828.

Thomas W.

Born on October 29, 1810. Died on January 18, 1885.

Walter Whipple

Born on June 21, 1811, in Sterling, Lamoille County, Vermont. Married Lucinda Pitts in 1839. Children: Levi F., born about 1841 in Pennsylvania. Married Amelia Stratton on September 17, 1845.
Children. She was born on April 22, 1821, in Sullivan Township, Pennsylvania. She died on October 1, 1905. Died on April 26, 1887, at Hull, Sioux Indian Reservation, Doon County, Iowa.

Valeria

Also in records as Velara. Born on June 24, 1813. Became second wife of Avery Esty on May 12, 1842. He was born about 1803 in Massachusetts. Children: Valeria, born about 1843 in Illinois; Adeline, born about 1845 in Illinois; Avery, born about 1847 in Illinois; Addison, born about 1849 in Illinois. Died on September 15, 1856, at Warren Township, Lake County, Illinois.

Levi

Born on June 11, 1816. Died on July 31, 1909, at Antioch.

Phoebe

She was born on June 18, 1817 (1818?), in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Married first cousin
Elijah Ames, Jr. Children. She died on July 31, 1909, at Antioch, Illinois, (though one account indicates March 31, 1886)

Lydia Whipple

Born on November 15, 1820. Died on February 25, 1903, at Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Elijah and Rizpah Whipple Ames


Lucy P.

Born about 1810 Married first cousin
Jonathon Carver Ames, Jr. about 1830. [Follow family through his line] Died on March 14 (16?), 1886, at Newport Township.

Elijah Jr.

Bought land from federal government [80 acres, west half of the southeast quarter of section 11, township 46 north range 10 east and 40 acres, southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 14, township 46 north range 10 east].

Born on February 23, 1813, at Concord, Essex, Vermont. Bought land from federal government. Married his first cousin Phoebe Ames. Children. Died on November 10, 1885, at Antioch, Illinois.

Simeon Whipple

Born on June 8, 1828 (1827?), at Tioga County, New York. Moved to Lake County about 1835. Married Elizabeth Frazier on January 22, 1854, at Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. She was born on August 5, 1833, in New York, and died on August 7, 1912, at age 79 years and 7 days. Children. Enlisted during Civil War, in 1861, in Company K., Illinois 12th Infantry. Moved to Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska, about 1885. Died on April 30, 1910.

Children of Alvin and Patricia Ames


Hamilton E.

Born about 1828. Married Jane B. Arno about October 12, 1858. She was born about 1840 in Canada. Children: Franklin, born in 1859, married Ella Bobbitt about January 6, 1898; Fremont, born about 1862 in Illinois; Alice, born about 1864 in Illinois; Amy, born about 1866 in Illinois; Edgar, born about 1877 in Illinois.

William R.

Born about 1831 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Married Lousia A. Balfour (Balfous?) about October 27, 1859. She was born about 1839, in Prussia, the daughter of James and Maria Balfour (Balfous?). Children: Phoebe, born about 1859; Arthur J., born about 1860.

Susan V.

Born about 1841 in Illinois. Married Frank (Findly?) M. Kellogg on December 17, 1857. He was born about 1835 in New York. Children: Ada, born about 1859; Eva, born about 1861; Susan, born about 1863; Elizabeth, born about 1867; Herbert, born about 1869.

Alvin M.

Born about 1845 in Illinois. Enlisted as Private on October 5, 1861, in 45th Illinois Infantry. Served three years. Died on April 2, 1866, at age 20 years and 9 months.

Jerusha


Children of Chester Chandler and Susanah Pitts Ames


Caroline

Born on October 3, 1826, in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Died on April 17, 1827, in Sullivan Township.

Lucille A.

Known as Lucy. Born on May 25, 1828, in Pennsylvania. Married
William Frazier on November 11, 1851. Children. Died on May 13, 1909.

Appolos Pitts

Read biography written in 1977.
Read biography written in 1902.

Name also seen spelled without two "p"s and with two "l"s. Born on May 22, 1830, in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Married Dimis Webb on February 21, 1855, at Hickory Corners. She was born in 1836 in New York. Children. Settled at Hickory Corners about 1840. Moved to Kansas in 1870 and return to Hickory about 1872. Moved to Antioch in 1891. Engaged in hardware business as A. P. Ames and Sons. President of Antioch Village Board. Died on September 18, 1899, at age 69 years 3 months 27 days (obituary).

Thomas Whipple

Born on May 10, 1832, in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Married Melissa Cole about 1859. She was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania. Children: Herbert C., born about 1859 in Illinois; Chester, born on January 8, 1876, at Cabery, Nebraska. Died in Nebraska.

Alvin

Born about 1834 in Pennsylvania.

Olivia L.

Also in our records as Oliva. Born about 1834 in Pennsylvania. Married Alexander Trotter on June 7, 1855. Children. She moved in with Lucy in Evanston, Ill., in 1904. Died in 1909.

Chester L.

Born about (1838?) 1839 in Pennsylvania. Married Maria Shepard about November 21, 1862. She was born on May 5, 1842, and died on August 4, 1867. Died in Chicago, Illinois.

Marion F.

Male twin of Mary. Born about 1842 in Illinois. Did not marry. Died in Rock County, Minnesota.

Mary

Twin of Marion F. Born about 1842 in Lake County, Illinois. Died on June 15, 1843, in Lake County, Illinois.

Benjamin Willard

Read biography written in 1902.

Also known as Willard B. Ames. Born on February 16, 1845, in Hickory Corners, Illinois. Civil war service. Married Hannah R. Sluman on October 1, 1873. Children: Abbie, married Owen Hollenbeck on September 23, 1903; Benjamin Willard, Jr.; Minnie married Thomas Edwards; Luell, married Andrew Grant, lived in Chicago, children moved to Lodi, Wisconsin, in 1975, sons Charles and Haydn, who moved to Texas; Frazier W., born on October 28, 1882, died on November 30, 1894, in a woodpile accident (obituary). Died on Saturday, August 2, 1902 at Hickory (obituary).


Children of Walter Whipple and Amelia Stratton Ames


Delbert

Name may have been Adelbert. Middle initial might be "C". Born on March 21, 1848, in Warren Township, Illinois. Married Elizabeth Jane Thorn on May 16, 1875. She was born on September 3, 1854, in Chicago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thorne. She died on August 23, 1895, at Lake Villa, Illinois (
obituary). Children: Cora Luella, born on February 20, 1881, at Lake Villa, Illinois, died on October 6, 1966, at Naperville; ((eight or nine other children)). Died on February 9, 1937, at Waukegan.

Albert J. M.

Born about 1850 in Illinois.

Josephine Emma

Born on November 21, 1853. Died on May 16, 1920.

Emma Irene

Born on August 9, 1856.

Children of Jonathan Carver and Lucy P. Ames


Jonathan C.

Born about 1830 in Pennsylvania. Married Ann (unknown). She was born about 1841 in Ireland.
Children. He was a blacksmith.

Roderick D.

Born about 1832 in Pennsylvania. Married Barbara (unknown). She was born about 1842 in New York. Children. Taught Browe School in 1858. Stone mason.

Samuel E.

Read biography written in 1877.

Born on December 27, 1833, in Pennsylvania. Came to Newport Township in 1842. Civil war service in Company I, 147th Illinois Volunteers. Married Helen E. Gartner in November, 1870, at Bristol, Wisconsin.. She was born on April 3, 1849, in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Children. Wagon maker. Postmaster at Rosecrans, Illinois.

Lafayette

Born about 1837.

Joel W.

Born about 1840 in Pennsylvania. School teacher. Civil war service in Company I, 15th Illinois Volunteers. Believed killed at Shiloh.

Elijah E.

Born about 1842 in Pennsylvania.

Philander P.

Born about 1849 in Illinois.

Children of Elijah Jr. and Phoebe Ames


Walter

Born about 1841 in Illinois. Farmer. May have returned to Pennsylvania.

Lydia Whipple

Born about 1843 in Illinois. Married Jerome B. Story about December 24, 1861. He was born in 1840 in New York. Died on May 8, 1925, at Hickory.

Edmund H.

Read biography written in
1902

Born on October 19, 1846, at Antioch Illinois. Civil war service in Company H, 153rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Physician and surgeon, graduated in 1872. Practiced at Troupsburgh, New York, for five years. Practice at Woodhull, New York, for five years. Practiced at Antioch since 1884. Married Ellen B. Grandy on April 24, 1875. She was born in March, 1844, and died in 1925 at Antioch. Children: Fred, Deputy County Treasurer; Lizzie B., born on January 24, 1881, at Woodhull, New York, died on Sunday, March 13, 1898 (obituary).

Rizpah

Born about 1848 in Illinois. Married Oscar F. Grandy on April 12, 1876. He was born on February 28, 1842, at Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He died on January 18, 1901, at Garfield, Pawnee, Kansas. Died on May 18, 1917, at Garfield, Pawnee, Kansas.

Truman

Born about 1851 in Illinois. Married Ella A. Doyan in 1884. She died on October 11, 1907, at Waukegan. Children: Jay H., born on October 14, 1885, died on October, 1931, at Helena, Montana; Howard T., born in July 1887, died about 1937 at Waukegan.

Mattie

Born about 1855 in Illinois.

Patsey

Born about 1858 in Illinois.

Luelly

Born about 1859 in Illinois.

Children of Simeon Whipple and Elizabeth Frazier Ames


Charles

Born about 1854 in Lake County, Illinois. Married Emma Gardiner. She was born on July 1, 1855, and died on June 15, 1905, of cancer. Children: Simeon, married
Gladys Belle Stewart on December 27, 1910; Ethel, born on July 14, 1886, married Frank McCarthy (5/11/1884 - 5/19/1960), school teacher, died on September 20, 1956; Clara. Died on November 12, 1923, at age 69 years 11 months and 7 days.

Ida

Born on July 12, 1856, in Lake County, Illinois. Married George W. Kendall on July 12, 1877, at Bristol, Wisconsin. Children: Herman; Warren; Pearl. Moved to Holt County, Nebraska, in 1882. Moved back to Lake County, Illinois, in 1896. Died on November 25, 1910, at Westville.

Amanda

Born on February 12, 1858, in Lake County, Illinois (one account says Nebraska). Married William Ogston Odett. Children. Died on September 26, 1914, at Crystal, Michigan.

Lafayette

Born about 1862 in Lake County, Illinois. Moved to Nebraska.

Edmond

Born about 1864 in Lake County, Illinois.

Albert

Born on October 2, 1867, in Waukegan, Illinois. Married Ellen Francis Purnell. She was born on December 26, 1873. She died on July 13 (10?), 1965. Died in 1933.

John

Born about 1868 in Lake County, Illinois. Married Jenny Phillips on December 24, 1898, at Everett, Washington.

Nelson

Born about 1870 in Lake County, Illinois. Moved to Nebraska.

Bertha

Born about 1874 in Lake County, Illinois. Married Albert C. Purnell. Moved to Nebraska.

Estella

Born about 1875 in Lake County, Illinois. Married Mr. Purnell. Moved to Washington.

Children of Appolos Pitts and Dimis Webb Ames


Hattie F.

Born about 1847 in Illinois. Became second wife of Hugh David Minto.

Charles D.

Born about 1864 in Illinois.

Chester Carlton

Born about 1867 in Illinois. Married Mary Josephine Taylor about April 27, 1892. Children: Harold Taylor, born February 16, 1894, at Waukegan, Illinois, married Katharine Jane Fetrow on March 2, 1925, died on June 3, 1983, at Rancho Mirage, California; Howard "Bub" Webb, born September 19, 1895, at Waukegan, Illinois, died September 2, 1956, at Waukegan; Carlton Chester, born June 25, 1897, at Waukegan, Illinois, married Lilian "Babe" Theresa Thompson on August 17, 1921, at Waukegan, Illinois, died June 23, 1975, at Manitowac, Wisconsin; Phila Josephine, born June 20, 1899, at Waukegan, Illinois, married Fred Baerman on May 29, 1924, at Waukegan, died in 1974 at Waukegan, Illinois; Dimis Eva, born July 29, 1904, at Taylors Corner, Illinois, married John "Jack" Frederick Ehninger on September 2, 1929, died April 22, 1993.

Paul P.

Born in June, 1872, in Illinois. Married
Inez Jamieson on June 20, 1899. She was born in 1871. Children: Gordon Paul, born on January 30, 1905.

Anna

Possibly named Luanna. Born about 1877 in Illinois.

Lucy

Possibly named Lucille.

Children of Jonathan C. and Ann Ames


Viola

Born about 1863 in Illinois.

Jonathan

Born about 1865 in Illinois.

Samuel

Born about 1867 in Illinois.

Anna

Born about 1870 in Illinois.

Children of Roderick D. and Barbara Ames


Franceilia

Born about 1862. Married Wallace H. Brewer about September 28, 1882.

Emma L.

Born about 1864.

Philo J.

Born about 1867.

Clarence E.

Born about 1868.

Roderic A.

Born about 1870. Moved to Washington State. Burned to death in forest fire in August, 1910 (
coverage).

Martin H.

Born about 1872.

Henry C.

Born about 1875. Married Amy C. (unknown) about 1902. She was born on Feburary 8, 1877, in LaFarge, Wisconsin. Her family came to the area in 1900. She taught school at Russell, Illinois. She died on October 7, 1973 (obituary). Children. Died on August 18, 1940, at age 66, in the home where he was born (obituary).

Julian S.

Born about 1878.

John S.

Born in September, 1879.

Children of Samuel E. and Helen E. Gartner Ames


(unknown son)

Helen Lenore

Also known as Lenora. Born on September 19, 1873, in Newport Township, Illinois. Did not marry. Died in 1911 of measles, at Miles City, Montana.

(unknown son)


Children of Henry C. and Amy C. Ames


Alfred H.

Born on June 15, 1903. Married Evelyn E. Gould on June 30, 1936. She was born on February 7, 1909, and died on May 13, 1996. Children: Alfred, born on November 4, 1937, at Kenosha, married Gwen (unknown), died on March 19, 1992, at age 54; John William, married Twyla, moved to Eaton, Indiana; Barbara Jean, married Wallace Hiestad, moved to Glenview, Illinois.

Arthur

Moved to Waukegan. Died in 1976.

Roderick D.

Born on May 26, 1911. Married Lillian Wells. She died in 1980. Children: Curt; Raymond; Jane T.; Ruth Ann. Died on May 14, 1983, at age 71 (
obituary).

Wallace

Married Betty (unknown). Moved to Fox Lake, Illinois.

Otto

Moved to Fox Lake. Died in 1974.

Geneveve

Married Mr. Wingert. Moved to Denver, Colorado, area.
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