Ament, Anson C.

Born: 1815-XX-XX Hardin County, Kentucky

Died: 1863-04-XX Helena, Arkansas

Flourished: 1850 to 1863 Adams County, Illinois

Anson C. Ament, farmer, was in Illinois by 1842 when he married Sarah H. Laird in Adams County, where the pair settled. In 1860, Ament was living in Adams County with his wife and nine children and reported owning real estate valued at $3,000 and $400 in personal property. He was a defendant in a case concerning a property dispute in Adams County which commenced in 1858 and in which Abraham Lincoln was the attorney for the plaintiff. In August 1862, Ament enlisted as a private in Company C of the Seventy-Second Illinois Infantry. While in the service during the Yazoo Pass Expedition, he died of an illness on board a steamboat near Helena, Arkansas.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Adams County, 8 February 1842, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Adams County, IL, 178; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Adams County, IL, 391; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Powell v. Ament & Beer, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; Gravestone, Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.