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Amos Dakins
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Birth: May 12, 1812, Canada
Death: May 16, 1892
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA

From "Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties: Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano" by Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co. 1895.


After the marriage of Amos and Phoebe Dakins, they lived in Canada for nearly twelve years. In June 1850, the family started for Wisconsin. By wagon they traveled sixty miles to Port Huron, where they took passage on a boat and reached Sheboygan. Journeying by wagon to Fond du Lac, WI, Mr. Dakins, with the aid of his brother-in-law, built a sailboat, on which they sailed up the Wolf river, as far as Fremont. Here he bought 160 acres of government land, and after cutting timber on the same, he sold eighty acres, and for five years they resided in a log cabin. Then Mr. Dakins bought forty acres, upon which stood a comfortable dwelling.

Amos Dakins enlisted at Fremont March 23, 1864, in Co. B, Thirty-seventh Wis. V. I, which was sent to Virginia, and participated in the battle of Petersburg. Mr. Dakins was taken sick in Virginia, and came home on a two months furlough. Rejoining his regiment, he remained till the close of the war; meanwhile the mother sold the Fremont property, and purchased eighty acres of partially improved land in Lind township. Here they lived until 1873, when they came to Buena Vista township, Portage county.

Mr. Dakins bought forty acres of wild land, and built the home in which his son, Albert H. now lives. In 1890 he removed to McDill, where he died May 16 1892, aged eighty years and one day. His wife now resides with her son, Albert H. The seven children of Amos and Phoebe Dakins are: Amos R., born in Canada, October 12, 1842, resides in Stevens Point; he married Julia Persons, and had eleven children, as follows: Ida, Mrs. Charles Ells; Etta, Mrs. Irving Dakins; Arthur, who died in infancy; Louis, Nellie, Lottie, Kittie, Agnes, Cora, Nina and Hazel. Ezra, born March 1, 1845, served with his father in Co. B, Thirty-seventh Wis. V. I., married Rachel Brooks,. and had six children: Lemuel and Harold (deceased), Irving, Myrtle (deceased), Clarence and Victor. William, of Plover township, born March 29, 1847, married Helen Warner, and had eight children, as follows: Jessie (deceased), Hattie (deceased), Mary, Winnie, Charles (deceased), Elmer Minnie and Myrl. Jerusha (deceased), born April 28, 1849, married first George Bennett, by whom she had three children, Ellen, Annie and Ina, and, afterward, Hugh Brooks, by whom she had one child, Amy. Amy Ellen, born July 19, 1853, wife of Henry Brooks, of Lind township, Waupaca county, and mother of three children: Ezra, Gertrude and Myrtie. Edgar, born July 4, 1856, married Amelda Thurston, and has three children: Nettie, Alonzo and Albert. Albert H., subject of this sketch.
Family links: 
  Pheoba C Riley Dakins (1821 - 1903)*
  Amos Riley Dakins (1842 - 1932)*
  William J. Dakins (1846 - 1916)*
  Edgar Dakins (1856 - 1906)*
  Albert H. Dakins (1861 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Plover Cemetery
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Apr 25, 2009
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