Welcome to my journey. I hope by blogging that I can find my AMES Family. Adolphus Ames settled in Mc Kean County, Pennsylvania about 1840 with his wife Sarah Julia and one daughter, Sarah. The census states they were farmers, owned land, and were from New York. They are one of my two block walls. I hope to jump the brick wall. I have a few leads. Maybe one of my followers out there will be able to help me out.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

AMES in Mc Kean, Pennsylvania

                                     1840 Census Norwich Township, Mc Kean, Pennsylvania
                                                      Adolphus Ames Family

 In 1840 Adolphus is living with wife and one child Sarah age 2 born in New York. Also living with Adolphus Ames household is a woman between ages of 60-70 who might be mother or mother in law. I looked at obituaries in Mc Kean County for any Ames or mention of any elderly woman living with the Adolphus Ames family in Norwich Township but did not find any thing. I visited the cemetaries in Norwich Township in 2008 but did not find any Ames tombstones.

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Norwich, Mckean, Pennsylvania; Roll  88; Page: 475; Image: 186; Family History Library Film: 0020551.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

1850 Census Liberty, Township, Mc Kean, Pennsylvania
Adolphus Ames Family

In 1850 Adolphus Ames and wife Julia are farmers in Liberty Township,  McKean Co,   PA. Children are Sarah Ames born in 1838 in New York. Ira Daniel Ames born 1842 in Mc Kean, Co, PA; Andrew Ames born in 1845 in Mc Kean, Co, PA; Henry Ames born in 1848 in Mc Kean, PA. When I obtained his deed for this property the deed was signed by Adolphus Ames. On the deed it also stated that his wife's name was Sarah, so she may have been Sarah Julia or just Sarah. The deed conflicted with the census on wife's name.

The deed shows that Joseph Ames owned property adjacent to Adolphus.  Joseph Ames may be the brother to Adolphus Ames.  I will post the deeds in the next post for examination.

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Liberty, McKean, Pennsylvania; Roll  M432_795; Page: 54B; Image: 772.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. Those pesky brickwalls! Good luck with your journey. Welcome to the world of geneabloggers!