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  • ID: I564536
  • Name: Adelbert AMES
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 OCT 1835 in Rockland, Knox Co., ME
  • GRAD: 1861 U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • Event: Elected Governor of Mississippi BET 15 JUN 1868 AND 10 MAR 1870
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Mississippi BET 24 FEB 1870 AND 4 JAN 1874
  • Event: Elected Governor of Mississippi BET 4 JAN 1874 AND 20 MAR 1876
  • Death: 13 APR 1933 in Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., FL
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Military service Brig. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic Adelbert Ames
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  • Note:
    AMES, Adelbert, (father of Butler Ames and son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin Butler), a Senator from Mississippi; born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, October 31, 1835; attended the common schools; graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1861; during the Civil War served with the Union Army from 1861 to 1865 as lieutenant, colonel, and brigadier general; breveted colonel; received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Bull Run; captain in the Fifth Artillery of the Regular Army 1864-1866; lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry from 1866 until 1870, when he resigned; appointed Provisional Governor of Mississippi on March 15, 1868; appointed to the command of the fourth military district (Department of Mississippi) March 17, 1869; upon the readmission of the State of Mississippi to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, and served from February 23, 1870, until January 10, 1874, when he resigned, having been elected Governor in 1873; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Fifty-third Congress); Governor of Mississippi from January 4, 1874, until March 29, 1876, when he resigned; moved to New York City and later to Lowell, Mass.; engaged in the flour business, with mills in Minnesota; also interested in various manufacturing industries in Lowell; was appointed brigadier general of Volunteers in the war with Spain 1898-1899; discontinued active business pursuits and lived in retirement in Lowell, Mass.; died at his winter home in Ormond, Fla., April 12, 1933; interment in Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Jesse AMES b: 4 FEB 1808 in Knox Co., ME
    Mother: Martha Bradbury TOLMAN

    Marriage 1 Blanche BUTLER b: 2 MAR 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 21 JUL 1870 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Butler AMES b: 22 AUG 1871 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    2. Has Children Blanche AMES b: 1878 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    3. Has Children Adelbert AMES , Jr. b: 19 AUG 1880 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA

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