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Stephen Ames 1748-1825

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Stephen Ames was one of the early settlers of Kirtland township, coming in 1815 from Hollis, New Hampshire.

He was at one time one of the selectmen of Hollis. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War in 1778 for three years or the war, in Col. Cilley's regiment. In 1818 the first township election in Kirtland was held at the home of Stephen Ames (one mile south of Temple) on Jan. 5th. Mr. Ames was elected treasurer, which office he held several years.

His son Jeremiah was made constable. He died Nov. 2, 1825; his widow Jan. 4, 1832. They are buried in South Kirtland, though no stones mark the spot.

He received a pension.

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