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Lewis Randolph Amis was born 7 Dec 1856 in Maury County, Tennessee, the youngest child of Lewis Amis and Louisa Yeomans Johnson. He united with the Methodist Church in Sept 1867. He entered the Tennessee Methodist Conference as preacher in Oct 1878. From 1880-1895, he served as assistant secretary of conference. He began serving as secretary of the conference in 1895, a position he held until his death. On 26 Jun 1884 in Maury County, he united in Holy Matrimony with Agnes Jane Fulton, daughter of Josiah Fulton and Martha White. This union was blessed with the birth of five children: Fulton (died as an infant), Louise (lived to age one), Agnes (never married), Ruth (wife of Frank Burke Wilkes), and Lewis Randolph Amis Jr. (husband of Anne Cole Townsend). Lewis died at Nashville, Tennessee on 16 Dec 1904. He is buried at Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Maury County, Tennessee.
Submitted by Rick Gray. 2/4/2005.