Amos Ives




Herkimer County, NY

Contributed by Lisa Slaski

Source: Pension Certificate No. 20001, issued July 27, 1833, rate $61.66 per annum, commenced March 4, 1831, Act June 7, 1833, New York Agency

Pertinent Genealogical Info:

* Resident of the Town of Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY on 20 Oct 1832
* In 1776, resided in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT
* Born 11 Aug 1749 in Wallingford
* Resided in Wallingford, before, during and after the revolution
* A few years after the Rev. War he removed to Salisbury
* Resided in Salisbury 38 or 39 years
* Died 14 Mar 1841, leaving children (names not stated)

From: Hardin's History of Herkimer County:

Amos Ives was a native of Wallingford, Conn., and came to Salisbury in the spring of 1795, settling about two miles north of Salisbury Corners, where he was a successful farmer. He died at the residence of his son at Salisbury Corners in March, 1841. He was the father of seven sons and one daughter. Truman Ives was his youngest son and was three years old when his father settled in Salisbury. He learned the trade of wool-carding and cloth-dressing and in 1818 established that business about half a mile north of Salisbury Corners, which he successfully carried on until 1860. He was also an extensive farmer and owned a large estate, which he transferred to his sons, John and James H., in 1860. Anson Ives was an elder brother of Truman, and the following interesting reminiscences were published by the Little Falls Journal and Courier in 1876, in a reference to him:


He was a son of Amos and Lucy Ives, and was born in Walling ford, Conn., March 19, 1785. He was the fifth of a family of eight children, Amos, Ambrose, Simeon, Lucy, Anson, Orren, Samuel and Truman, all of whom are now deceased except Truman, the youngest, who is in vigorous health at eighty-six. All lived to a ripe old age. This family of ten persons removed from their home in Connecticut to this county in May, 1795, coming the whole distance in a cart drawn by two oxen and one horse. The journey to Little Falls required fourteen days. From this place to Salisbury was almost an unbroken wilderness, the route having to be followed by marked trees. They were one day in going two miles and put up for the night at a tavern kept by a man by the name of Doxtater, a short distance north of the present residence of Chauncey Cook. On the next day they reached Burrell's Corners and tarried over night in the small red house (still standing) just east of the old church which was burned fifteen or eighteen years ago. The day following they arrived at the happy home of Atwater Cook, the elder, grandfather of James J. Cook, esq., who admitted them to a share in his log cabin. Here they resided several months, until they could erect a log house of their own on a lot adjoining, purchased of Mr. Cook. They had all been neighbors and intimate friends in Connecticut. Anson while yet a boy left his father's house and went to Greene county, where he resided five years. From there he went to Onondaga county, N. Y., where he and two brothers contracted to chop eight hundred cords of wood. Here he was drafted into the United States service and stationed at Oswego, remaining there till peace was declared. For this service he received a land warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of land and a pension of $12 per month to the time of his decease.


It is from the Ives family that Ives Hollow takes its name, and there John and James H. Ives established several industries. They became very large land owners, engaged extensively in dairying, owned large interests in several cheese factories, carried on mills and also extended their business operations into other parts of the country. John Ives was twice supervisor of the town and James H. held the same office four terms and was sheriff of the county.

Source: Genealogy of the Ives Family Including a History of the Early Settlements and the movement from Quinnipiac to the Black River Country, by Arthur Coon Ives, copyright 1932, 326 pages. A lot more detailed information about Amos Ives of Salisbury and his descendants are recorded in this book.

Amos Ives [Amos, Caleb, Nathaniel, John, William] was born 1 Aug 1750 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT. He married Lucy Hall. Amos was a Revolutionary War Veteran. He continued to reside in Wallingford until a few years after the Revolution. In the spring of 1795 he settled in Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY where he died on 14 Mar 1841.

Children of Amos Ives and Lucy Hall:

1. Amos Ives, b. Jan 1775, m. Lydia
2. Ambrose Ives, b. 16 Mar 1778, m. Olive Maxwell
3. Simeon Hall Ives, b. 1 Sep 1780, m. Apluma Sheppard
4. Lucy Ives, b. 18 Oct 1783, m. Stiles?
5. Anson, b. 19 Mar 1785, m. Ruthem Smith - 1812 soldier
6. Orrin, b. 24 Aug 1787, m. Mary
7. Samuel, b. 18 Feb 1790, m. Clarissa
8. Truman, b. 25 Jun 1792, 1m. Roxana, 2m. Nancy

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