Amos Family Papers

Richard Amos (b. ca. 1810) was a tobacco farmer from the Ayresville neighborhood of Rockingham County, North Carolina, although at the time time of the Federal Census of 1860, the family was living in neighboring Stokes County. Richard Amos and his wife, Ann (b. ca. 1808), had four sons: Peter (b. ca. 1833), William (b. ca. 1835), James (b. ca. 1838), and Henry (b. ca. 1839). James and Henry enlisted in Co. L, 21st North Carolina Infantry on July 25, 1862. Henry served as a private and died of disease at Mt. Jackson, Virginia on January 2, 1863. James served as a corporal and was wounded and captured at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He died of his wounds on July 27. Peter Amos also served in the Confederate Army, but his regiment and his fate are uncertain. The collection also includes letters from Richard’s older brother, Francis (b. ca. 1803), who had moved to Indiana in the 1830s, and from two of Richard Amos’ Rockingham County neighbors who were serving in the Confederate Army.

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University
Richard Amos Papers


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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
8676 Amos1 December 5, 1858 Francis Amos Richard Amos, Ann Amos Shelby County, IN Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8677 Amos2 September 2, 1860 Peter Amos Richard Amos, Ann Amos Weaubleu, St. Clair County, MO Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8678 Amos3 October 29, 1860 William Amos Richard Amos, Ann Amos Augusta, Richmond County, GA Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8679 Amos4 March 26, 1861 Francis Amos Richard Amos Shelby County, IN Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8680 Amos5 August 11, 1861 Pleasant B. Ray Richard Amos Manassas Junction, Prince William County, VA Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8681 Amos6 August 25, 1862 Elijah Gatewood Richard Amos Drewry's Bluff, Chesterfield County, VA Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8682 Amos7 February 7, 1863 William Amos Richard Amos Company Shops, Alamance County, NC Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8683 Amos8 March 16, 1863 James M. Amos Richard Amos Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8684 Amos9 April 25, 1863 James M. Amos William Amos Fredericksburg, VA
8685 Amos10 May 31, 1863 James M. Amos Richard Amos Fredericksburg, VA Ayersville, Rockingham County, NC
8686 Amos11 August 20, 1864 Peter Amos William Amos Greensboro, Guilford County, NC

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