Justus Ames

Ames (Eames) (Eams), Justice (Justus), Jr. Capt. (1794-1861), was born in Belfast, Waldo, Maine. Justice was the son of Justice Ames and Judith Arey. He was married to Betsey Hudson on 10 Mar. 1810. Justice and his wife were the first converts of Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine. They were baptized on the Fox Islands off the coast of Maine by Johnathan H. Hale and confirmed by Wilford Woodruff on 3 Sep. 1837. Justus moved to Warren County, Illinois (later known as Cold Brook Township, then Coldbrook) by 1850 and died there on 5 Jun. 1861.

Footnotes

“Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Mar. 2021) Captain Justice (Justus) Aimes (Eames) Jr., (LJGG-W59). “Justus Ames,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, Early Church Information File, 1830–1900 (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991) card 248, microfilm 1750656, DGS 7100219, image 255/4999, FHL.Vinyl Haven (Maine) Town Clerk, “Town and Vital Records, 1785-1892,” p. 455, Justice Ames and Betsy Hudson; Vinalhaven, ME: microfilm 12274, DGS 7596929, image 247/837, US and Canada, FHL.Wilford Woodruff Journals, 1833-1898, Wilford Woodruff journal, 1833 December-1838 January, p. Aug. 29th 1837, MS 1352, image 176/201, CHL. 1850 US Census, p. n/a, Justice Ames. 1860 US Census, p. 399, Justus Aimes. “Justus Ames,” Williams Cemetery, Knox County, IL; Find a Grave, 31 Jan. 2015, memorial no. 142053814, (https://findagrave.com, accessed 25 Mar. 2021).

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  • Page 247

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 - December 31, 1844)

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    May 11, 1844 ~ Saturday 11th We travled across the prairies this day to Br Justice Ames on Ceder Creek within 3 miles of Galesburg, it was the first time I had been on his farm he had a plesent place of 100 acres & 40 acres in corn & wheat they all appeared glad to see me we spent the night with them I talked with them untill about midnight. In the morning before we left, we lade hands upon Br Justice Ames & ...
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    May 11, 1844 May 12, 1844 May 13, 1844
  • Page 182

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 - January 3, 1838)

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    December 19, 1837 ~ Tuesday Dec 19th I left Mrs Woodruff at Br Ames and walked in company with Valentine Ames to John Kents we then crossed the theroughfare in a wherry to the south Island I then took the parting hand with Br Valentine who returned home while in the name of Eligah's ^God^ I bend my way to search out the Blood of Ephraim on south Island. O my God assist me I pray in this work. I walked to ...
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    December 19, 1837 December 20, 1837 December 21, 1837 December 22, 1837 December 23, 1837 December 24, 1837 December 25, 1837 December 26, 1837 December 27, 1837
  • Page 22

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    March 5, 1838 ~ Monday March 5th we left Mr Grants & walked from Hampden to Buxport from thence to the Penobscot {road with [illegible]} Farnham 25 m March 6, 1838 ~ Tuesday 6 walked to Castene & took passage on board the Two friends with Capt Carlton we were becalmed on the way & Capt Carlton with Brother Townsend & myself entered the small boat in order to row to the shore distance was 5 miles ...
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    March 5, 1838 March 6, 1838 March 7, 1838 March 8, 1838 March 9, 1838 March 10, 1838 March 11, 1838 March 12, 1838 March 13, 1838
  • Page 24

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    March 26, 1838 ~ Monday March 26 Walked to Mr John Smith from thence to Br Ames & spent the night I was quite Ill the destroyer made a severe attact upon me & I had a sick night distance of the day 3 March 27, 1838 ~ Tuesday 27 I arose quite Ill & spent the day at Br Ames I walked at night to Mr John Kents & Preached at his house 3 March 28, 1838 ~ Wednesday 28th ...
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    March 26, 1838 March 27, 1838 March 28, 1838 March 29, 1838
  • Page 25

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    strange sight & sign & the wonderful condeseenscion of the Lord. It is worthy of remark that this was at a season of the year when fish of that size is not known upon these shores or coast & they never at any season of the year are known to come ashore as in this case. Mr Carver had dreams at night to confirm him that these things was a sign to him. Great & marvelous are the works of the Lord March 30, 1838 ~ Friday 30 I was still sick in the ...
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    March 30, 1838 March 31, 1838 April 1, 1838 April 2, 1838 April 3, 1838 April 4, 1838 April 5, 1838
  • Page 26

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    April 6, 1838 ~ Friday April 6th This is the day for the annual solemn assembly of the Saints in Zion or her stakes may God bless the Saints in every condition walked to Br Maltire Luce & spent the night 3 miles April 7, 1838 ~ Saturday 7 I walked to Mr Ephraim Luce from thence to Br Stephen Luce & after reading singing & prayer I Baptized two Persons Mr Ephraim Luce & Margarett Crockett I confirmed them by the ...
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    April 6, 1838 April 7, 1838 April 8, 1838 April 9, 1838 April 10, 1838 April 11, 1838 April 12, 1838 April 13, 1838
  • Page 27

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    and Brother Stephen Luce was chosen secretary. The chairman opened meeting by prayer & represented the North fox Island branch containing 25 members in good standing also 3 members in Camden. Elder M Holmes represented the New Rowley Branch containing 11 members in good standing. The chairman made some remarks concerning the order of the call to the ministry after which Brother's Nathaniel Thomas & Stephen Luce was reccom -mend to be ordained to such offices as the spirit should direct and ...
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    April 14, 1838 April 15, 1838 April 16, 1838
  • Page 28

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    April 17, 1838 ~ Tuesday April 17th [FIGURES] I walked in company with Mrs Woodruff to the thoroughfare & assisted her in going on board the mail boat bound for Camden that she might there take the steem boat Bangor to Portland she went on board the mailboat at 8 oclock AM. in company with Sisters Whitley & Pease & Brother Ebenezer Ames with some other company I here parted with Phebe & retired from the abodes of men & commended her to ...
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    April 17, 1838 April 18, 1838 April 19, 1838 April 20, 1838
  • Page 29

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    April 21, 1838 ~ Saturday April 21. I wrote two letters one to Mrs Woodruff & the other to Elder Nathaniel Holmes & spent the night with Capt Benjn Coombs 2 miles April 22, 1838 ~ Sunday 22 I preached to a large congregation of Gentiles that were filled with unbelief hardness of heart & manifested malace against me & the cause which I advocated but notwithstanding their indignation I bore my last tes- timony unto them of the fulness of the everlasting gospel that ...
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    April 21, 1838 April 22, 1838 April 23, 1838 April 25, 1838 April 26, 1838
  • Page 15

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 - December 31, 1839)

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    I also wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes. spent the night at Capt B Coombs January 4, 1838 ~ Thursday Jan 4. I wrote a Letter to Aphek Woodruff in farmington Cont January 5, 1838 ~ Friday 5. I wrote a Letter to Asahel Woodruff. I rode in a wherry across the Bay in company with Mrs Woodruff & spent the night with Mr Thomas Arey 1st wrote ...
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    January 4, 1838 January 5, 1838 January 6, 1838 January 7, 1838 January 8, 1838 January 9, 1838 January 10, 1838 January 12, 1838 January 13, 1838 January 14, 1838 January 15, 1838