Amos, Joshua F.

Born: 1812-01-28 Maryland

Died: 1889-02-17 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1838-03-22 Springfield, Illinois

Amos settled in Springfield in June 1835, where he worked as a carpenter. He married Julia A. Hay, John Hay's daughter, on March 1, 1838, in Springfield. The couple lived in La Grange, Missouri, from 1845 to 1851. Amos returned to Springfield and entered into business with Nathaniel Hay, his wife's brother. The firm of Amos & Hay continued until Nathaniel Hay's death. In 1860, Amos was a farmer living in Sangamon County, Illinois, with real property valued at $15,000 and personal property valued at $10,000, respectively.

Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 19 February 1889, 3:6; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 82; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 6; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.