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Amos Edgerton, son of Horace and Betsey (Taylor) Edgerton.

 

         born:

May 21, 1821; Elk Creek Twp., Erie Co., PA.

died:

July 11, 1898; Creston, Lake Co., IN.

buried:

Creston Cemetery; Creston, Lake Co., IN.  (GI)

 

married:

April 16, 1841; Elkhart Co., IN.

 

Maribah Davis, daughter of William and Betsey (Spencer) Davis.

 

         born:

May 1823; Freeport, Nassau Co., NY.  (from age at death, GI – “ae 65y, 10m”)

died:

March 18, 1889; Creston, Lake Co., IN.  (GI)

buried:

Creston Cemetery; Creston, Lake Co., IN.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. George W., b. ~1842; Centre Twp., Lake Co., IN.
  2. Lewis Franklin, b. June 14, 1846; Centre Twp., Lake Co., IN.
  3. Horace A., b. ~1852; Cedar Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN.
  4. Harmon, b. ~1858; Cedar Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN.

 


The household of Amos Edgerton was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Cedar Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana (pg. 910-911; dwelling #342; family #348; enum. July 5, 1860), as follows:

 

Amos Edgerton

38

b. PA

master mason     $2,240 real estate / $412 personal estate

Mary

37

b. OH

 

George W.

18

b. IN

attended school

Lewis F.

14

b. IN

attended school

Horace H.

8

b. IN

attended school

Harmon

2

b. IN

 

 

The household of Amos Edgerton was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Winfield, Lake County, Indiana (pg. 489; dwelling #91; family #84), as follows:

 

Amos Edgerton

38

b. PA

gen'l merchant     $1,000 real estate / $3,000 personal estate

Mary

37

b. NY

keeping house

Lewis F.

24

b. IN

farm laborer

Horace

18

b. IN

laborer

Harmon

12

b. IN

 

Lenora B. Dilly

20

b. IN

at home

Ella Barrows

14

b. IN

at home

Archibald Hillyard

27

b. PA

hay presser     $500 personal estate

 

The enumerator of this census also made notes on some of the relationships in this household:  Lewis, Horace and Harmon were noted as sons and Lenora and Ella as nieces.

 

The household of Amos Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana (pg. 574; dwelling #9; family #9; enum. June 15, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Amos Edgerton

 

59

PA

NY

CT

merchant

Maribah

wife

37

NY

NY

NY

keeping house

Horace

son

28

IN

PA

NY

laborer

Herman

son

22

IN

PA

NY

laborer

 

The following funeral notice for Amos Edgerton was published in the Lowell Tribune on Thursday, July 14, 1898:

 

“The funeral of Amos Edgerton, one of the pioneers of this section, was held at Creston on July 13th.”

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1860 Federal Census – household of Amos Edgerton; Cedar Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN.

1870 Federal Census – household of Amos Edgerton; Winfield, Lake Co., IN.

1880 Federal Census – household of Amos Edgerton; Crown Point, Lake Co., IN.

Gravestone photo – Mrs. Maribah (Davis) Edgerton; Creston Cemetery; Creston, Lake Co., IN.

Gravestone photo – Amos Edgerton; Creston Cemetery; Creston, Lake Co., IN.