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Capt James Amberson, Sr
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Birth: Jul., 1757
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 26, 1812
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA

James was the son of William and Unknown Amberson. He was born in Salem County, New Jersey. James married Martha Powell about 1783 in Pennsylvania.

James, Johnston, and William all served in the Revolutionary War. He served as a scout during the War. He received land in Butler County, as a result of his service. He lived around Pittsburgh along with William for a number of years after the war.

James was a famous Indian scout of Northwestern Pennsylvania, during the Indian revolt of 1790/94. He continued to service in the ZMilitia rising to the rank of Major in 1798.

He, afterwards, settled in Forward township about 1795, in the Conoquesnessing Valley and was on of the pioneer settlers of that District. He was one of the trustees of Butler County when it was formed from Allegheny County in 1800. He often served as election Clerk. He was a farmer, owning 1400 acres with 4 cows and 2 horses in 1803, and was once listed as having a tavern.

James died in Forward Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
His obituary in the June 5, 1812 issue of the Pittsburgh Gazette reads, Departed this life on Tuesday the 26th May, at his farm in Butler Co. Mr. Amberson was well known to the citizens of this town, and much respected for his honesty and integrity. He has left a wife and six children to lament the loss of an affectionate husband and indulgent father. Burial was at the old Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Children are:
William, George, Martha, James, John, Enoch, Julianna, & Silas. 
Family links: 
  Martha Powell Amberson (1760 - 1838)*
  Silas Amberson (1802 - 1855)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Union Presbyterian Church
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Amby
Record added: Nov 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100707217

For you, Grandpa: Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lakes, From the hills, From the sky, All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
My G5thgrandfather James Amberson probably wore moccasins instead of "combat boots" as a Pvt (scout) in Capt James O'Hara's Independent Company of Volunteers, and after his unit was annexed in 1779 by the 13th/9th Pa. Regmt at Fort Pitt, he fought Indians...(Read more)
- Ken Whitley, CMS USAF/Ret'd
 Added: Jul. 13, 2015

- Amby
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
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