Biography of Amos Shay
Winona County, MN Biographies

AMOS SHAY was born June 7, 1817, at Brighton, New York. Until the age of fifteen he lived at Brighton and attended school. In 1832, at the age of fifteen, he removed to Branch county, Michigan, with his parents. For two years. after his arrival he attended school in Branch county. In 1852 he came to Savannah, Illinois. He lived there until 1854, when he removed to Richmond village, Winona county, Minnesota. In a few months he left iRichmond and settled on a farm which he had purchased in N.W. Sec. 27, where he has engaged in farming ever, since. Amos Shay has been married twice. May 19, 1837, he was married to Elvira Perrin. The children by the first wife: William, born December 28, 1843, died March 17, 1869; Mary. born February 5, 1840, died, date unknown; Ellen, born January 4, 1842. His first wife, Elvira Shay, died July 5, 1845. January 13, 1846, Amos Shay was married to Alvina. Liddle. The children by his second wife, four boys, were: Frederick V., born January 14, 1848; John, born December 18, 1850; Thomas, born October 15, 1852; Charles, born November 3, 1857. Amos Shay has always engaged in farming. He is a republican in politics. He was not in the war; is at present in very good circumstances.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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