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Hiram Erastus Ament
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1812
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1895
Plumas County
California, USA

Parents: John Viele and Eunice Ament.

Hiram was a carpenter who enrolled as a private in Captain Walker's company with brothers Edward and Anson during the Black Hawk War, June 25, 1832 and mustered out August 12, 1832.

Hiram married Nancy C. Harris (sister of Emily Ann, his brother Edward Glenn's wife) on Apr. 7, 1836.

Daughter Mary Jane was born on Mar. 5, 1837, in Naperville, IL (Mary Jane married Asa Preston White).

Nancy subsequently died. On Jan. 11, 1844, in Kane County, Hiram married Sarah White, daughter of Rev. Asa Preston White, Sr. (Their son, Edward Newton Ament, served as mayor of Berkeley, Calif. from 1932 to 1939.)

In 1847, the White family, Hiram and Sarah Ament, and daughters Mary Jane, Martha (born 1845 in IL) and Sophronia (born 1846 in IL) traveled west to Oregon; in 1849 Hiram and Sarah temporarily returned to Illinois again, where son Alfred was born; then to California, where Hiram and family are listed in the 1850 census as living in Stockton.

Twin daughters Adeline and Emeline (Emma) were born on Apr. 13, 1854, in Centerville, CA (Emeline later married Amos Swan of Bartlett Springs, CA; Adeline died May 16, 1931, and Emeline on Mar. 7, 1932, both at Oroville, CA).

In 1859 Hiram received property in Humboldt County, by way of a California Bounty Land Grant for his service in the Black Hawk War.

The Ament family lived in San Jose, Santa Clara Co. in the years 1862-73 and the sons of Hiram E Ament, returned in 1899. Their names were Albert, Edward, and William. Daughter Sephronia Ament married Joe Trubody of San Jose.

In the 1880 U.S. Census taken at Chico in Butte County, Hiram lists two sons, Edward (born July 30, 1860, at Arcata; he became the mayor of Berkeley, CA, from 1932 to 1939; died Feb. 24, 1949, at Berkeley) and William (born 1867 in San Jose; died Apr. 12, 1906, at Oakland). Hiram was the only Ament brother to settle in the West.

At the time of Hiram's death, in 1895, he owned and was living on what had been known as the Hall Ranch on No. Valley Rd. in Indian Valley, just out side of Greenville. It was bordered by his daughter Emma Swan's ranch. Hiram is buried in the Greenville Cemetery.

Obituary, Quincy Paper; Ament - Near Greenville, Cal, Nov 28 1895. H E Ament, a native of Kentucky, aged 83 years.

Deceased was an old and respected citizen of this State and for many years made Plumas County his home. He was of a kindly and gental nature, and he leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss, among the latter, A H and E N Ament and Mrs Emma Swan. To them we extend words of sympathy.

The above data researched by J.D. Larimore

Family links: 
  Mary Jane Ament White (1837 - 1916)*
  Albert H Ament (1849 - 1938)*
  Adeline Ament Williams (1854 - 1931)*
  Emeline Ament Kelso (1854 - 1932)*
  Edward Newton Ament (1860 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenville District Cemetery
Plumas County
California, USA
Maintained by: Clifford Day
Originally Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Nov 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61751125
Hiram Erastus Ament
Added by: J.D. Larimore
Hiram Erastus Ament
Added by: J.D. Larimore
Hiram Erastus Ament
Added by: Clifford Day
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