Gerda E. Devine published a book 1973 called "Old Tombstones & Unusual
Cemeteries in Columbia County, New York" Volume One Part One which has the
Green River cemetery transcriptions. On page 83:
To the Memory of
Lieut AMOS KING, Junr.
Who died of the Prevailing
epidomic April 6th
1815 in the 38th year of his age
The only other King in the book is on page 91 buried in the Austerlitz Rural
died Feb. 5, 1863 ae 67 yrs
"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it
-- George Bernard Shaw
Columbia County, NY Coordinator
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel David Lewis Frommherz"
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:23 AM
Subject: [NYCOL] Amos King at Green River
I am tracking my fourth great grandfather from New Salem, Hamilton
Massachusetts. Where Amos King was born about 1756. His father is William
King and mother is unknown, he served in the Revolution and received a
pension granted in 1831. He married at New Salem in 1781 and had 2 sons.
In 1785 he packed up his family and headed out for New York. They say don't
believe everything you read so we won't believe the familysearch.org
reports at all it is all screwed up and everyone is copying them except me
I think. By 1810 we think that he had 9 -10 children according to the
census reports and death records of the children. I have some names but
cannot be sure of the ages and dates of birth. Where my Amos King went
before dying 8 July 1839 at New Lebanon, Columbia County is anyone's guess.
His wife Hopestill (Haskins) King died before him however I believe she was
still living in 1810. One of his grandsons once said that Amos marked
trees at his first stop near Hastings with the plan to travel by canoe
directly to Michigan in a letter to my third great grandfather in Ohio.
His wife nixed the idea of going to Michigan. My cousin thinks that she
has finally found his grave that has been missing in Green River, Columbia
County. What can any of you tell me about the availability of records for
the Green River Community Cemetery?
Daniel Lewis Frommherz (11), Arthur Francis Frommherz (10), Lucy Adelia
King (9), Abraham Lincoln King (8), Solomon King (7), Nahum Amos King (6),
*_Amos King (5)_*, William King (4), Jonathan King (3), John King (2),
William Kinge (1)
Daniel Lewis Frommherz