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Capt Amos Birdsall
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1829
Waretown
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1909
Toms River
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA

Amos lived to the age of 80 years, 18 days.

He was the son of Jacob Birdsall and Rhoda Brown.

Amos was the husband of Maria Louisa Holmes. They were married in 1856.

Following excerpts are from the Biographical Cyclopedia of Ocean County, New Jersey Illustrated - published in 1899:

"Captain Amos Birdsall, of Toms River, the President of the Toms River National Bank, was born in December, 1829, and was the son of Jacob and Rhoda Brown Birdsall. He attended school at Waretown, and at an early age went to sea. When but eighteen years of age, he trod the deck of his own vessel, and for a number of years was one of the most successful mariners in the coastal trade, amassing one of the largest fortunes on the Ocean County shore. About thirty years ago, he moved from Waretown to Toms River, building a handsome residence on Washington Street, where he has since resided in comfort and affluence. After retiring from the sea, he continued to be a builder of and owner of coasting vessels, and is now the managing owner of as fine a fleet of fourmasters as can be found on the Atlantic Coast. He is heavily interested in the First National Bank at Toms River, and, in 1897, he was elected President, an office he has since filled with satisfaction to his fellow directors and to the advancement of the financial interests of the bank."

The 1850 Census for Union Township, NJ lists the following Household Members:

Birdsall, Jacob (45, M, farmer)
Birdsall, Rhoda (43, F)
Birdsall, Abigail (22, F)
Birdsall, Amos (20, M, boatman)<--THIS AMOS
Birdsall, Amy (15, F)
Birdsall, Hershel (12, F)
Birdsall, Jacob (10, M)
Birdsall, Rhoda (8, F)

The 1860 Federal Census Ocean County, New Jersey lists the following household members, all living in Waretown, NJ:

Birdsall Jacob 54<--AMOS' FATHER
Birdsall Rhoda 51<--AMOS' MOTHER
Birdsall Amos 29<--THIS AMOS
Birdsall Louisa 25<--AMOS' WIFE
Birdsall Hershal 22)
Birdsall Jacob 20
Birdsall Rhoda 18
Birdsall Holmes 2<-AMOS' CHILD
Birdsall Isaac 1<-AMOS' CHILD
Birdsall Amos 1 month<-AMOS' CHILD

The 1880 Federal Census Ocean County, New Jersey lists the following household members, all living in Dover Twp., NJ:

Birdsall, Amos - 49
Birdsall, Louisa - 44
Birdsall, Joseph H. - 23
Birdsall, Ida - 21
Birdsall, Clarence - 19
Birdsall, Lulu - 17
Birdsall, Amos, Jr. - 15
Birdsall, Percival - 7

Following from New Egypt Press - 21 Jan 1910:

"The will of the late Capt. Amos Birdsall of Toms river was admitted to probate Tuesday. The estate is divided up into five parts equally, to his four living children, Clarence and Amos Birdsall, and the Misses Ida and Lulu Birdsall and the fifth share to Holmes and Glentworth Birdsall. The two sons, Clarence and Amos are executors." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Birdsall (1805 - 1877)
  Rhoda Brown Birdsall (1807 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Louisa Holmes Birdsall (1836 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Holmes Birdsall (1857 - 1899)*
  Ida Birdsall (1858 - 1916)*
  Louisa Birdsall (1861 - 1927)*
  Amos Birdsall (1865 - 1938)*
  Percival Birdsall (1872 - 1907)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abigail H. Birdsall Jones (1828 - 1868)*
  Amos Birdsall (1829 - 1909)
  Stephen Birdsall (1831 - 1839)*
  (Infant Child) Birdsall (1832 - 1832)*
  (Infant Son) Birdsall (1834 - 1834)*
  Amy Birdsall Conover (1835 - 1904)*
  Herschel Birdsall (1838 - 1860)*
  Jacob H. Birdsall (1839 - 1919)*
  Rhoda Birdsall Holmes (1841 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Waretown
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Stanwood
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41584527
Capt Amos Birdsall
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Capt Amos Birdsall
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