Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Armstrong & James Amis

Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Armstrong, {1261} daughter of Elizabeth Galbraith {1199} and William Armstong III, {1216} born 12 February 1796, married James Amis {2740}. James was the son of Thomas Amis {2753} (1790-1871) and Lucy Haynes {2754} (1761-1841). After their marriage they continued to live in Carter’s Valley and Polly died there on 19 February 1868. James was born 6 November 1790 and died 14 October 1871. They are both buried in New Providence Cemetery, Stony Point, Tennessee.
CHILDREN:
1. William Amis {2741}, b 1815
2. Louisiana Amis {2047}, b 1816 married, 1st Audley Galbraith {1308}, on 10 April 1843, and 2nd Pleasant Henderson {1313}, on 31 October 1848
3. Almira Amis {2742}, b 1819
4. Lula Amis {2743}, b 1820, married David Lyons {2756} in 1842.

1. Anna Lyons {3051}, born 1844
2. James Lyons {3052}, born 1846
3. Mary Lyons {3053}, born 1847
4. Matilda Lyons {3054}, born 1849

This family has been reconstructed from the Hawkins County Census of 1850. The will of James Amis, Hawkins County Will Book II, page 99 is dated 14 August 1871 and names the following children as legatees: Sons Henry B. Amis, and Stanwix H. Amis, daughter Lucy Haynes Amis, Sarah Elizabeth, Annis P. Rogan, Julia Lyons, Louisana A. Henderson (who resides in Missouri) and Grandaughter Julia Frances Johnson, a minor orphan. This apparently is the daughter of Matilda Amis who married Jim Johnson.

5. James Amis {2744}, b 30 June 1823, died 12 September 1855
6. Stanwix Hord Amis {2745}, b 14 April 1825, d 6 December 1876 married Amanda Taylor {2757}.
7. Mary Amis {2746}, b 24 September 1826, d 8 March 1869.
8. Thomas H. Amis {2747}, born 12 September 1828, died 31 May 1867.
9. Sarah Elizabeth (Betsy) Amis {2748}, 1832
10. Lucy Haynes Amis {2749}*, b 27 December 1833, died 13 April 1877, married Jourdan Henderson {2758}
11. Henry Bradford Amis {2750}, b 1836, married Mary Frances Spears {2759} on 18 March 1863
12. Matilda M. Amis {2751}, b 19 November 1837, d 13 January 1867, married Jim Johnson {2760}
13. Annis Amis {2752}, married James (Jim) Rogan {2761} in 1861

The information on the family came from the DOTY-ARMSTONG-AMIS article by Ruth Doty Wheeler of Rogersville, Tennessee, and published in FAMILIES OF HAWKINS COUNTY TENNESSEE, pp 156 & 157. This book was published by the Hawkins County Historical & Genealogical Society. * See Note appended to file No 17


This info was contributed by W.W. Watkins.

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