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Amos, Charles P.

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Amos, Charles P.
March 09, 2007 02:16PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Hart County.

CHARLES P. AMOS was born in Barren (now Hart) County, January 14, 1812.
His father, William Amos, was a native of Virginia, and was born in
Lunenburg County, May 13, 1782. His wife, to whom he was married in
April, 1808, was a Miss Elizabeth Pulliam. This union was blessed by the
birth of eight children, three of whom are now living: Susan (Whitman),
John H. (who married Catherine Moss) and Charles P. Mrs. Elizabeth
(Pulliam) Amos came to Kentucky with her parents, Benjamin and Lucy
Pulliam, who located in Barren County in 1796. William Amos was a farmer
and died in 1858; his father, James Amos, was of English descent, and was
among the early settlers of Kentucky; he built the first house that was
situated within the boundaries of what is now Hart County, and on the site
of the present village of Woodsonville, where he resided until his death.
Charles P. Amos was reared on a farm; he attended the schools of his
native county, in which he improved his time and talents so well that, at
the age of nineteen, he was able to teach, and followed that profession
with success up to within a very few years; he also learned the trade of
house carpenter, in which he engaged in connection with teaching school
and superintending the working of a small farm, which he owns. He has
been uniformly successful in his business transactions, which he has
always conducted with the strictest integrity. He is now retired from
business, and in his old age enjoy the pleasure of seclusion and a rest
from the labors of an active life. His wife, Armilda (Burd) Amos, to whom
he was wedded in 1834, was a daughter of Robert H. and Sarah (Burton)
Burd; the former was a native of Kentucky, and the latter of South
Carolina. Armilda Amos was a life-long and consistent member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and in that faith departed this life July 5,
1876. To her and husband were born twelve children, only four of whom are
now living: Margery (Harper), Henry S., Susan W. (Rucker) and Mildred F.
Mr. Amos is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His political
views are based on Republican principles.

Amos Pulliam Whitman Moss Burd Burton Harper Rucker
Barren-KY Lunenburg-VA SC

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