Moses Ames

Moses Ames

Birth
Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Death 30 Sep 1860 (aged 47)
Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA
Burial Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA
Plot North Section, Row 2
Memorial ID 23695023 · View Source
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Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900: Moses Ames was born on 8 Dec 1812 in Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine and died 30 Sep 1860.

According to the IGI at familysearch.org, Moses Ames was born 8 Dec 1812 in Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, married Rebecca Strout in about 1832 in Maine or about 1835 in Limington, York, Maine and died 30 Dec 1860.

1850 census of Garland, Penosbcot, Maine p151: Moses Ames, age 38, born in Maine, F W B clergyman, listed with wife, Rebecca, also 38 and children, Royal B, 16, Eliza J, 14, Abby N, 12 and Joseph M, 8.

1860 census of Dover, Piscataquis, Maine p62: Moses Ames, age 48, born in Maine.

"Ames, Rev. Moses, died in South Dover, Me., Sept. 30, 1860, in his 48th year. He was born in Sullivan, Hancock County, Me., Dec. 8, 1812. At the age of 4, the family moved to Bradford, where after twelve years his parents were reclaimed, and he had the conviction strongly forced home upon his heart that he was a sinner. In the spring of 1834, through a protracted meeting, he and others were converted, and in July following he began preaching. He had been baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Harvey, uniting with the church in Bradford. The destitute churches in the Sebec Q. Y. were objects of his labor. He was licensed by the Quarterly Meeting September, 1838, and labored in Garland and Danville. Sept. 22, 1839, he was ordained. In May 1838, he began his ministry at Corinth. In 1840 he saw from his preaching a great revival at Garland, and in a short time baptized over twenty. His work in Bradford was blessed. In 1841 he saw revivals both in the Wellington and in the Springfield Q. M's. In October he was present at the eleventh General Conference at Topsham. He moved his family to Corinth in December, where for some months he had preached half the time. In January 1842, in a revival at Hunting's Mills, in Corinth, twenty-three were added to the church. A revival attended him in Garland where he preached part of the time. During the summer he baptized there forty-six. and in 1845 moved there. He attended the thirteenth General Conference in Sutton, Vt., in October 1847, as a delegate from the Penobscot Y. M. The next year he moved to Veazie for a pastorate of two years. Here a church was organized. In November 1850, he began his labors with the Dover and Foxcroft church, where his strength failed him. During the last year of his ministry seventy were added to the church. He was a man highly gifted in natural talent; he possessed good business ability. His devotion to the ministry cost him his health. He was a gifted speaker and drew multitudes after him. When his health failed through consumption, he retired to his quiet home at South Dover."---taken from Freewill Baptist Cyclopedia, pub. 1889 by G.A. Burgess.


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Rev. Moses Ames
who died
Sept. 30, 1860
Æ. 48 yrs. 9 mos.
& 8 days.


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  • Created by: Cemetery Hopper
  • Added: 1 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23695023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Ames (8 Dec 1812–30 Sep 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23695023, citing South Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Cemetery Hopper (contributor 46953331) .