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SARRETT/SARRATT/SURRATT Families of America (SFA) Vol. III, SC.
Charles,1 AMOS, 1790-1874, a84y


Second Generation!
Charles AMOS Sr. 
(4th s/o Daniel, Sr. & Orpah (COOPER) AMOS)
b. 01 Jun 1790, Spartansburg, SC. 
d. 09 Dec 1874, a84y, Spartanburg/Cherokee Co., SC.
Buried Location Unknown (to me) 
He married twice, 1st at a30y he married c1820. Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 
Miss Susan RICHARDS; (AFN: ZN6V-CG) [REF:#002]
(d/o Joshua RICHARDS Parents) [REF:.005]
b. c1794, Spartansburg, SC. 
d. bfr 1845, age 51y Spartanburg Dist., SC.
Buried Location Unknown (to me)
They had at least 5 Sons born to this 1st Union:
At a50u he married 2nd c1840, Spartanburg Dist, SC. to  
46 year old Miss Mary McELREATH; (AFN: ZN6V-FS)    
(d/o Unknown Parents)
b. c1794, Spartansburg, SC. 
d. Unknown,
Buried Location Unknown (to me)
They had 2 Sons born to this 2nd Union:
   FIRST MARRIAGE: c1820 Miss Susan RICHARDS, 5 Sons
	1. 1st Son: Franklin,    b. c1821-1864 a43y Civil War!
	2. 2nd Son: Ross,        b. c1822-1864 a42y Civil War!
	3. 3rd Son: Benjamin F., b. c1824-1864 a40y Civil War!
	4. 4th Son: Rufus and    b. c1826-1864 a38y Civil War!
	5. 5th Son: James,       b. c1828-1864 a36y Civil War!
   SECOND MARRIAGE: c1840 Miss Mary McELREATH, 2 Sons
	6. 1st Son: Charles M.,  b. c1847-
	7. 2nd Son: Joseph S.,   b. *1849-
	Several Daughters?

In the "South Carolina Heritage Series, No. 2" - History of Spartanburg County - 1900, on Pages 452-53 [REF:#005]
JOSEPH SIMPSON AMOS Was born September 3rd, 1849, on Cherokee Creek, near Gaffney, SC. His father, Charles AMOS, born June 1, 1790, and descended from Revolutionary ancestry, [does NOT list his name ..prs] who emigrated from Virginia to South Carolina and made settlement on Thickety Creek, Cherokee county, [Spartanburg Dist then. ..prs] obtaining title to a large body of land. He [Charles AMOS] served as a soldier of the war of 1812. After this he did business for Michael Gaffney, at Gaffney's old field (now Gaffney City) for several years, and built the first mercantile house in that place. After this he was employed as manager for the Cowpens Iron Furnace Company, which business he continued for twenty-five years.
Charles AMOS was married twice. First to a daughter of Rev. Joshua Richards, a Revolutionary soldier. [Note he does NOT memtion her name? By this marriage he had five sons, viz.:
1. 1st Son: Franklin,
2. 2nd Son: Ross,
3. 3rd Son: Benjamin F.,
4. 4th Son: Rufus and
5. 5th Son: James,
who were gallant soldiers in the Confederate army.
1. 1st Son: Franklin AMOS, the eldest, was a soldier in the Mexican war and served as commissary agent for the Confederate army.
2. 2nd Son: Ross AMOS was killed at the battle of Seven Pines.
3. 3rd Son: Benjamin F. AMOS, was a member of the 5th SC. Regiment, he died in the service.
4. 5th Son: Rufus AMOS, of a Georgia regiment, promoted to captain, he was also killed at the battle of Seven Pines, and
5. 5th Son: James AMOS, was a member of Captain Cleary's company, 13th Regiment, SC. Volunteer's., he was killed at a mine explosion at Petersburg (1864).
Charles AMOS married a second time to Mary McElreath, whose ancestors were among the original settlers of Scotch- Irsh on the Tygers. By this marriage they had two sons and several daughters were born. The sons referred to are Charles M. AMOS and Joseph S. AMOS. The former was a gallant soldier in the Confederate army and was severely wounded. The latter, when only fifteen years of age, enlisted in Captain Cleary's company and was drilled for the army, but the war ended before he was called into active service.
Charles AMOS, a40y can be found in the 1830 Census for Spartanburg Dist. SC. [1830 Census, M-019, Reel 171, Pg 253, NdRcd] H/H Charles AMOS, a40y b. *1790 SC. 1st Wife: Susan (RICHARDS), a36y b. c1794 SC. Charles AMOS, a80y b. c1790 living in the 1870 Census, Campo Bella Twp., Spartanburg Co., SC. Third Generation! 1.Franklin AMOS; (1st s/o Charles,1 & 1st Wife Susan (RICHARDS) AMOS) b. c1821, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Settled in Kentucky, d. c1864, a43y Civil War. 2.Ross AMOS; (2nd s/o Charles,1 & 1st Wife Susan (RICHARDS) AMOS) b. c1822, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Settled in Alabama, d. c1864, a42y Civil War. 3.Benjamin F. AMOS; (3rd s/o Charles,1 & 1st Wife Susan (RICHARDS) AMOS) b. c1824, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Settled in Georgia d. c1864, a40y Civil War. 4.FRufus AMOS; (4th s/o Charles,1 & 1st Wife Susan (RICHARDS) AMOS) b. c1826, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Settled in South Carolina d. c1864, a38y Civil War. 5.James AMOS; (5th s/o Charles,1 & 1st Wife Susan (RICHARDS) AMOS) b. c1821, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Settled in South Carolina d. c1864, a36y Civil War. 6. Charles Madison AMOS; [REF:#002] 6. Charles McAlwreath AMOS; [Fanny 1953] (1st s/o Charles,1 & 2nd Wife Mary (McELREATH) AMOS) b. __ ___ 1845, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [REF:#002] b. 07 Oct 1844, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [Fanny 1953] d. 13 Oct 1904, age 60yrs, Limestone Springs Twp., Cherokee Co., SC. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg Co., SC. At a23y he married on 17 Feb 1867, Spartanburg Dist., SC. to Wife Unknown; [REF:#002] 20 year old Miss Mary Emalissa McCRAW; [Fanny 1953] (d/o M/M Robert E. McCRAW & Mother: Cynthia Unknown) [Fanny 1953] b. 01 Jan 1847, nr State Line, Spartanburg Dist., SC. d. 03 Aug 1920, age 73yrs, Limestone Springs Twp., Cherokee Co., SC. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg Co., SC. They had 9 Children born to this Union: [REF:#007] 6.1 1st Dau: Fannie, *1867-1961 a93y m. *1887 Robert C. SARRATT, 4Ch. 6.2 1st Inf. Unknown AMOS *1869-1869 a01d bd Oakwood Cemetery 6.3 1st Son: Joseph Wm. AMOS *1871-1885 a13y bd Oakwood Cemetery 6.4 2nd Dau: Margaret AMOS *1874-1901 a26y m. *1900 Myron W. GORDON, 6.5 2nd Son: Robert Wellinton AMOS *1876-1897 a21y bd Oakwood Cemetery 6.6 3rd Son: Asbury Franklin AMOS *1877-1878 a01y bd Oakwood Cemetery 6.7 3rd Dau: Victoria AMOS *1880-1916 a36y m. *1904 M.L. HART, 6.8 4th Son: Herbert Leo AMOS *1882-1915 a33y m. *1905 Marcia PRINCE, 6.9 5th Son: Charles Marmaduke AMOS *1887-1904 a17y m. *1903 Louise SEXTON, 7.Joseph Simpson AMOS; (2nd s/o Charles,1 & 2nd Wife Mary (McELREATH) AMOS) b. 03 Sep 1849, on Cherokee Creek, near Gaffney, Spartanburg Dist., SC. d. Unknown, Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) JOSEPH SIMPSON AMOS Was born September 3rd, 1849, on Cherokee Creek, near Gaffney, SC. His father, Charles AMOS, born June 1, 1790, and descended from Revolutionary ancestry, [does NOT list his name ..prs] who emigrated from Virginia to South Carolina and made settlement on Thickety Creek, Cherokee county, [Spartanburg Dist then. ..prs] obtaining title to a large body of land. He [Charles AMOS] served as a soldier of the war of 1812. After this he did business for Michael Gaffney, at Gaffney's old field (now Gaffney City) for several years, and built the first mercantile house in that place. After this he was employed as manager for the Cowpens Iron Furnace Company, which business he continued for twenty-five years. Charles AMOS was married twice. First to a daughter of Rev. Joshua Richards, a Revolutionary soldier. [Note he does NOT memtion her name? By this marriage he had five sons, viz.: 1. 1st Son: Franklin, 2. 2nd Son: Ross, 3. 3rd Son: Benjamin F., 4. 4th Son: Rufus and 5. 5th Son: James, who were gallant soldiers in the Confederate army. 1. 1st Son: Franklin AMOS, the eldest, was a soldier in the Mexican war and served as commissary agent for the Confederate army. 2. 2nd Son: Ross AMOS was killed at the battle of Seven Pines. 3. 3rd Son: Benjamin F. AMOS, was a member of the 5th SC. Regiment, he died in the service. 4. 5th Son: Rufus AMOS, of a Georgia regiment, promoted to captain, he was also killed at the battle of Seven Pines, and 5. 5th Son: James AMOS, was a member of Captain Cleary's company, 13th Regiment, SC. Volunteer's., he was killed at a mine explosion at Petersburg (1864). Charles AMOS married a second time to Mary McElreath, whose ancestors were among the original settlers of Scotch- Irsh on the Tygers. By this marriage they had two sons and several daughters were born. The sons referred to are Charles M. AMOS and Joseph S. AMOS. The former was a gallant soldier in the Confederate army and was severely wounded. The latter, when only fifteen years of age, enlisted in Captain Cleary's company and was drilled for the army, but the war ended before he was called into active service. The war thus ending adversely to the South, he, like thousands of others, found himself with nothing to depend upon but his honest industry and perseverance; and his remarkable success as a business man should serve as an incentive and inspiration to the rising generations of our country, not only to imitate, but to emulate the pluck, energy, judgnient and management which he has displayed as a successful business man. Mr. Joseph Simpson AMOS at present resides [1900] in the city of Spartanburg, and was for four years a member of the city council at a time when a new era dawned upon her business prosperity. As a member of the street committee he rendered valuable service in straightening the streets and in beautifying the city, which service he rendered without remuneration. As a progressive citizen of Spartanburg, he is fully alive to every interest that concerns her welfare. Mr. Joseph Simpson AMOS is a member of the Baptist Church and a generous supporter to all of its objects. In 1876 he married Miss Mary Gramling, a congenial companion. They have eight children, viz.: 1. Ella, 2. Sallie, 3. Fannie, 4. Joseph, 5. Grace, 6. Charles, 7. Frank and 8. John Edwin. End of File!
Source and Reference:
Ref.# Name Notes
 [REF:#001]   Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.   prsjr@aol.com
Sarrett/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)©
Bibliography of US County Histories.
 [REF:#002]   LDS Ancestral Files   1993 LDS-Microfilm: NONE; Ancestry File Submission: AF93-101863
RONALD PECK, 4284 BORA BORA AVE, FREMONT CA., 94538

 1994 LDS-Microfilm: 1512693; Ancestry File Submission: AF94-000257
MERRILL R & LOIS D SPEAS, 912 1ST STREET No., NEWTON IA, 50208-2007
 [REF:#003]   LDS-IGI-1760820   Charles AMOS m. c1845, Spartanburg Dist, SC. to Mary McELREATH
Film Number: 1760820
 [REF:#004]   LDS-IGI-1761200   Charles M. AMOS (Charles Madison AMOS)
(s/o Charles,1 & 2nd Wife Mary (McELREATH) AMOS)
b. c1847, Tyger River, Spartanburg Dist, SC. <------
Film Number: 1761200
 [REF:#005]   Dr. J.B. O. Landrum   South Carolina Heritage Series, No. 2
History of Spartanburg County - 1900, Pg 452-53
By Dr. J.B. O. Landrum
Published by The Franklin Prtg. & Pub. Co. Atlanta, GA.
 [REF:#006]   Sara (Amos) Parham   GrannyP172@aol.com
Mrs. Fannie (AMOS) SARRATT
    Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 3:22:47 PM EST
 [REF:#007]   Lynda Crabill   ll1c61223@gbso.net <--No Good!
Rootsweb.com GEDCOM: "Littlehitchcock"
Entries: 42,345; Updated: Fri Apr 04, 2003 19:48:14
ID: I00033 Charles McElreath (Madison?) AMOS
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