|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1851|
William Scott Ament the second child and eldest son of Winfield Scott and Emily Hammond Ament was born at Owosso Michigan September 14 1851 His father Winfield Scott was descended from Pieter Ament and Elizabeth van Thienhoven who came from Holland and settled in New Jersey near enough to New York to attend the old Dutch church where their eleven children were baptized These baptisms are carefully listed in the early volumes of the church records 1639 1730 In the third generation Eldert Ament son of Eldert Ament the son of Pieter was a soldier of the Eevolution and moved to Albany thence to Schenectady and finally to Dansville His son William met in his native village of Dansville Susan Ferine daughter of Captain William Perine fifth settler in Dansville Here the line of Dutch descent joins with that of the Huguenot William Perine was a descendant of Daniel Perrin an immigrant who came to America in the good ship Philip with Governor George Carteret in 1665 Captain William Perine was born in New Jersey He served in the Eevolntion five years under Francis Marion and was mustered ont at the close of the war He moved to Cambridge and thence by team to Williamsburg and finally to Dansville in 1799 The history of Dansville speaks of Captain William Ferine as having gained the respect of Indians and their obedience He was a man of weight and influence Susan the fifth daughter married William Ament a merchant of Dansville After the death of her husband and eldest son she married a Mr Griswold After the death of the latter Mrs Griswold and her family of sons removed to Owosso Michigan about 1840 The oldest of these Winfield Scott was a worker in iron and went to New Orleans each winter by steamer to ply his trade among the plantations Extracts from his journal are quaint and interesting.
William Scott Ament, Missionary of the American Board to China By Henry Dwight Porter
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Record added: Dec 16, 2008
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