Jun. 12, 1801 Charlton Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Apr. 3, 1883 Saint Augustine St. Johns County Florida, USA
From "The Amidon Family" by Frank E. Best:
"He first engaged in business in Southbridge, where he resided until 1835. He was town clerk from 1828 to 1830. His health failing he went to Charleston, S. C., where he remained about one year and then returned to Southbridge. He was elected Representative in 1837 and soon removed to Boston. In 1835 he became a member of the firm of Ammidown-Bowman & Co., which soon became the firm of Holmes, Ammidown & Co., dealers in dry goods. In 1852 he became a member of the firm of Pierce, Lovejoy & Co., wholesale clothiers. He continued in this firm until about 1863, when he removed to New York City and established the dry goods firm of Ammidown, Lane & Co. He retired from business in 1870.
He spent a number of years in historical study and in 1877 he published "Historical Collections," in two volumes. He also published a pamphlet giving a partial account of the Amidon family. His business career was marked by great uprightness and he was very successful. He gave $25,000 to his native town for the purpose of establishing a library. The fine library building in Southbridge is a monument to his memory.
In the latter part of his life he generally spent his winters in St. Augustine, Fla., where he died April 3, 1883."