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Joseph P. Ames
Born 1 June 1814
JOSEPH P. AMES, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 24; P.O. Onslow; was born in Bennington Co., Vt., June 1, 1814; he removed to Licking Go., Ohio, in 1844, where he lived three years; in 1847, he removed to Seneca Co.; in the fall of 1853, he came to Jones Co., and located in Sec 19, Clay Township; located where he now lives about 1863. He was married to Lydia A. Piper, born in Morgan Co., Ohio; they have three children—Horace G., Aurelia E. and Charles S.; have lost four children—Adeline, died in Ohio in infancy; Lewis, aged 6; Mary, aged 20, and Alva, aged 22, died in Iowa. Mr. Ames has about two hundred acres of land.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 654, and submitted by


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