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Amis family of NC & TN
Posted by: Tom Clark (ID *****8123) Date: May 19, 2007 at 05:46:03
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Joseph, I'm posting my e-mail to the forum in case someone out there is smarter that you or me and can add to or correct my data......


Thanks for the flattery but I've read your posts, and you have a much broader knowledge of the line than I. There are most likely items that I have that can plug some of your gaps, and vise versa, we'll see.

As far as my Clark line is concerned....back of William Clark, my second great grandfather, is a black hole. The earliest I have the line is the 1840 census in Calloway Co Ky. The 1850 census there indicates that he was born about 1800 in NC but I haven't a clue as to where. So, I can't connect to the Va Clarks you made reference to.

I gather from reading your posts that you've been unable to connect your Granville William Amis to his father, am I correct? No doubt we do have common ancestry in the Amis line and it may well be as you've speculated, through a sibling of my Thomas who married Rachel Daniel. All that I have on the line is back to that couple, except what I have read which suggests different versions.

I saw in one of your posts that you had wondered if any of Tn Tom's sons had remained in NC. Well, it's not likely from what I know but by process of elimination we'll see. After marrying Alice Gale in 1763 his first four children were daughters, the last being Elizabeth, born 1770 and died 1776 in NC. (probably Bladen Co) The first male child born was John, born 1773 and the last was Lucien, born in 1778, both in Bladen. That leaves Thomas Gale Amis, born 1782 probably in Sullivan County, now Hawkins Co Tn. Goodspeed's History of Hawkins Co claims that Thomas Amis built his stone house around 1780 or 1781 and I've seen other publications calling for the same date. Another indication is that the NC Congressional assembly, first session of 1778, met at New Bern and on May 2nd Amis' Bladen County seat was declared vacant and an election was held to fill it. This comes from a publication "North Carolina Government 1585-1974". By the way, if you didn't know, Thomas Gale Amis lived in Orange Co NC with his grand aunt and uncle, the Bennehans, while attending the University of NC with his cousin Thomas Bennehan. That I got from a book, Piedmont Plantation.

I'd like your thoughts on this, Tom.

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