b.1 Aug 1729 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
d.12 Apr 1804 Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
m. 27 Jul 1721
Facts and Events
Amos was the last of our line to be born and raised in Scituate, where he probably was a farmer. In 1750 at the age of 20, he married 17 year old Abigail Farrow. They were the parents of ten children, the first six of whom were born in Scituate; the next two in Abington, a small community about 15 miles west of Scituate, And the last two, near Chesterfield about 25 miles northwest of what is now Springfield, MA. Three of these children, Caleb, Jemima, and Isaac, are forbearers of our line, making Amos and Abigail very important people in our family tree. Amos was the fourth generation of our family to reside in Scituate since 1628, or during a period of more than 140 years, all of which time as English Colonials.
In about 1769 or 1770 , along with three brothers, Robert, James and Isaac, Amos moved his entire family to the vicinity of Chesterfield to join a relatively new community of farmers, and start a new life. Amos resided in a house originally owned by a Litchfield. (In 1957 it was burned down by the local Fire Department because of its condition.) At this move the oldest of Amos's eight children was Caleb, age 18. This was just before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Three of Amos's sons served in the War: Caleb, Amos, Jr., and Isaac. Amos, almost 50 years of age and the father of ten children, was probably too old to serve, although there are War records listing an Amos Demmond and an Amos Demons who enlisted during 1777, both from Chesterfield.
At the time of the first U. S. Census in 1790, five of Amos' oldest sons were shown in Chesterfield or vicinity as heads of families, and spelled their name Demmon. Their younger brother David, who became 18 on Aug. 11, 1790, did not appear in this census. Amos, Sr., whose baptismal record had shown his name as spelled Dammon, appeared in the Census as Demman.