Amos Family Bible

Contributed by
Anne S. Lawrence
© 2009

(My notes are in parentheses – If there is a word that I cannot read I have placed (?) after the word. I am Anne St. Clair Carmichael Francis Lawrence. My mother was Ruth St. Clair Pitt Carmichael; her parents were James Henry Green Pitt and Annie Lee Harper Pitt, his parents were Albert Washington Pitt and Maggie E. Amos Pitt Reed.)

Items recorded in the Bible of Maggie E Amos PITT REED


Father W. A. Amos was born Nov the 9 1837
Mother Araminta Amos was born March the 21 1839
W. A. Amos and Araminta Douglas was married Dec the 31 1857


(Margret E., Mary F., William J. B. and Amanda E. are the four children of W. A. and Araminta Amos. Araminta’s Obit states she and Mr. Amos lived near Barren Plains, Robertson Co. TN for the first 14 years of their marriage and moved to Adairville KY in 1872. I assume all four children were born in Robertson County, TN)

Margret E. Amos was born July the 11 1859 (this is Maggie E. Amos whose first husband was Albert Washington Pitt and whose second husband was W. S. Reed. She was a Post Mistress of Cottontown, Sumner County, TN, circa 1905. Her only child, James Henry Green Pitt, was one of the rural mail carriers.)

Mary F. Amos was born September the 24 1861
William James Bradley Amos was born March the 17 1864
Amanda E. Amos was born January the 19 1869 (Amanda Ellen Amos)
Clarance L. McGoldrick born Dec 16 1871
Maude Lee Amos, Born Oct. 11th 1891
Doma Rebecca Amos, Born Feb.3d 1894


Mary F. Amos married to W. W. McGoldrick April the 29th 1881
Margret E. Amos married to A. W. Pitt Feb. 19th 1882
W. J. B. Amos married to Josie Lemley (?) Nov the 28 1889
Amanda E. Amos married to Charlie Angel April the 3 1890
Bert Angel married to Florence Mautalo Nov 1916
Doma Rebecca Amos married to Roy Baxter Kemper April 4 1917
Maggie E. Pitt was married to W. S. Reed July 21 1901


Mary F. McGoldrick died June 9th 1893
Wm. Albert Amos departed this life May the 12th 1894
Josie Phene Amos died June 19, 1896
Mrs. Araminta Doma Amos died Nov. 10, 1914 12 oclock midnight
Amanda Ellen Angel died January 15, 1916
Maude Lee Amos died Jan 15 1918
Maggie E. Reed died March 23 1926
William Bradley Amos died March 6 1944

Items found between pages of the Bible

On an individual paper:

William Douglas was born October 25 1799
Margarette Jone (?) Douglas was born July 25 1815
William Douglas died June 23 1874
Margart Douglas died Nov 29 1884

On an individual paper:

Rachel Amos was born Nov 4th 1790 Died Nov 23rd 1863 Age 73 years 19 days She was perfectly willing to die ___ (?) Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like that of his

Letter in small envelope addressed to Mr. Will Amos, City

Springfield Sept the 12 89
Mr. Will Amos (this is William James Bradley Amos)
At Home
Kind friend (,) I now write you a few lines as I promised you to let you know whair I will be Sunday (.) I will at the Same Place (,) at the Jumping of Place (.) Come if you can and bring Ellen to (.) tell her to come (.) Good Bey (.) your friend (,) Josie Lemley (?)

(W. J. B. Amos married to Josie Lemley (?) Nov the 28 1889 – two months after this letter was written. Ellen is Amanda Ellen Amos, sister of Will Amos)

Letter, not signed and it is not in the same handwriting as the one from Josie)

Cave Spring, KY
April the 1 1888
Mr. Willie Amos
My darling dearest and truest
Of all Sweet Boys I guess you think it quiet Strange of me to be calling you such but I love you and cant help but speak what I feel. I have met you a few times in my life (.) from the very first time I ever saw you I felt my heart leap fourth and then it was gone and I have never heard a word from it since. So I cant help but think that you have taken it from me with out a word (.) Oh cruel man how could you be so cruel as to take a poor girl heart and never give yours in return. Now I hope you will not think very strange of me (.) please don’t forget this is leap year So we Girls will take advantage of it for it is so long to have to wait four years

L E A P Y E A R (this is all caps and in red in the letter)

Listen while I tell you darling
I have something sweet to say
Tell you how I love you darling
Dream of you both night and day
Life were lone for me without you
Time would bring no Joy to me
Then how could I live with out you
Give your trusting heart to me

Oh is it sinful love like mine
If not receive this token
That I shall worship at thy shrine
Although no vows are spoken
For near thee all is fair and bright
And from thee all is dreary
For from thy eye beams forth the light
That makes my life so merry

Guess Who

Sweet boy thou art young and fair
A stranger yet to grief or care
Thy heart is gay and free and light
Thy mourning sky serene and bright

Oh that thy joyous youthful brow
Could ever be as smooth as now
That clouds could never dim thy sky
Or grief the luster of thine eye

May Peace and Hope thy steps attend
Through all thy life my dear young friend
And Friendship Love and Grace divine
Sweet Willie Amos all be Thine

Newspaper Obit of Mrs. Aramita Amos

________ After long years of suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis Mrs. Araminta Amos died on the tenth of November, nineteen hundred fourteen, in her seventy-sixth year of age. She was the daughter of Mr. Douglas of Cheatham county, Tennessee, who moved to Robertson county, during her early girlhood.

In early life she united herself with the Methodist church and remained a consistent member of that church till her death.

At the age of eighteen she was married to William A. Amos, also of Robertson county, Tennessee, on December thirty-first 1857, and they spent the first fourteen years of their married life near Barren Plains. In 1872 they moved to Adairville, Kentucky, and spent the remainder of their lives at this place.

Mrs. Amos was respected and loved by all who knew her. She was a positive woman, with strong convictions and friendships, and decided opinions, with the courage and candor to express and maintain them in all exigencies of life. She was a woman of considerable force of character, which was so ingrained that it never forsook her till the day of her death.

She reared four children, viz: Mrs. Mag Reed, now of Cottontown, Tenn., Mrs. Mary McGoldrick (now deceased,) Mrs. Ellen Angel and William B. Amos. Since her husband’s death some years ago, she has lived with her son’s family at this place.

The writer of this commenced acting as medical advisor to her and family while they still lived near Barren Plains, in 1868, and social and professional relations have been intimately maintained from that date till the present, now about forty-six years.

Mrs. Amos was a victim of tuberculosis for more than twenty years, and for several of the last years of her life she was confined to her bed continuously, and was a great sufferer, but she bore her sufferings with characteristic fortitude, and was ready to surrender when the grim reaper appeared.

After appropriate burial services at the Methodist church on Wednesday, November eleventh nineteen hundred fourteen, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. H. Archey, assisted by Rev. W. L. Atkisson, she was conveyed to the Adairville cemetery by a large cortege of friends and laid to rest beside her husband.


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