Person:Amos Conklin (1)

Amos Lurton Conklin
m. 17 Feb 1835
  1. David Ross Conklin1839 - 1903
  2. Lewis Pierson Conkling1842 - 1843
  3. John Henry Conklin1845 - 1903
  4. Amos Lurton Conklin1849 - 1921
  5. Lydia Ann Conklin1851 - 1914
  6. Laura Belle Conklin1854 - 1927
m. 27 Oct 1874
  1. Etta May Conklin1877 - 1971
  2. Cora Belle Conklin1880 - 1966
  3. Nellie Conklin1882 - 1882
  4. Della Ross Conklin1886 - 1970
  5. Theodore Lurton Conklin1888 - 1973
Facts and Events
Name Amos Lurton Conklin
Gender Male
Birth? 27 Oct 1849 Reily Township, Butler Co., OH
Marriage 27 Oct 1874 Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United Statesto Sarah Ellen Vincent
Death? 23 Mar 1921 Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States
Reference Number? Conklin Bible
Burial? Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United StatesOak Grove Cemetery

Amos Lurton Conklin, son of Joseph and Charlotte (Ross) Conklin was born on 27 October 1849 in Reily Township (Butler County), Ohio. In 1863, he moved to Jerseyville, Illinois with his parents. It was in Jerseyville on 27 October 1874 that he married Sarah Vincent, daughter of William and Ellen (Mark) Vincent. Sarah was born on 11 July 1855 in Hastings (Dakotah County), Minnesota. Sarah and others alternately spelled her name as Vincent and Vinson. Sarah’s mother died when she was four and Sarah grew up in the home of Sanford Ross in Jerseyville. Her father had left the family earlier and moved west. Amos was a farmer. He is said to have liked horses, as did many men of his time and had several trotters. His son, Ted always spoke highly of him and held him in high regard. Amos died on 23 March 1921 in Jerseyville. Sarah died in St. Louis, Missouri at her daughters’ home on 19 April 1941. They are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

1860 census-Amos L; 10; born OH

1870 census-Amos L; 20; farm hand

1880 census-IL-Jersey-Jerseyville-pg 56-ED 97-17 Junm 1880-lines 28-31-dwelling 546-family 556-Amos L Conklin; 30; farmer; born OH; father born PA; mother born OH; Sarah; 24; born IL; parents born MN; Edna; 3; born IL

1900 census-IL-Jersey-Jersey-Jerseyville; 27 Jun 1900-ED 38-sheet 36-lines 27-32-dwelling 778-family 780-Amos L Conklin; Oct 1849; 50; married 25 yrs; farmer; Sarah; Dec 1855; 44; married 25 yrs; mother of 5 children, 4 living; born MN; father born England; mother born Ireland; Ettie M; Feb 1877; 23; born IL; Cora B; Jun 1880; 19; born IL; Della R; Mar 1886; 14; born IL; Theodore L; Mar 1888; 12; born IL

1910 census-IL-Jersey-Jersey-Jerseyville-ED 52-sheet 10A 29 Apr 1910-lines 41-45-dwelling/family 10-Amos L Conklin; 60; married 35 yrs; mother now listed as born NJ; farmer; rents; Sarah; 54; married 35 yrs; mother of 5 children, 4 living; Etta; 33; Cora; 30; stenographer; St Louis; Theodore L; 22; census enumerator

1920 census-IL-Jersey-Jersey-Jerseyville-12 Jan 1920-ED 66-sheet 5B-319 Lafayette St-lines 66-70-dwelling 121-family 127-Amos L Conklin; owns farm; 70; Sarah; 64; Etta; 42; sales lady; general store; Cora D; 39; bookkeeper; electrical supply; Theodore; 31; manager; creamery