Biography of Samuel Ames
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Ames, Samuel (deceased). was born in Napiersville in 1824. and came to Keeseville in 1834; was a practicing lawyer and admitted in 1847; wa.s afterward cashier of the old Essex County Bank. In 1865 he was appointed attorney for the government to assist the Hon. Robert S. Hale in investigating the claims for cotton destroyed during the war; in 1871 he was elected State Senator and Representative for the counties of Essex, Clinton and Warren; in 1871 he organized the Keeseville Bank, of which he was cashier until his death, which occurred in 1875. June 22, 184S, he was married to Elizabeth Thompson, a daughter of Andrew and Lucretia B. (Carpenter) Thompson, of Keeseville. Children three: Kate (now Mrs. C. F. Aberill, of Chicago, Ill.), Elizabeth, and William T., of Chicago.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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