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Fielding  and Elizabeth (Phipps) Amy

In 1880 Harrison County, Indiana Fielding is 14, with parents Jesse and Mahala Amy.  Brother Levi D. is 17, and sister Nora is 12.

In 1885 Jasper County Iowa James Phipps is 47, Felissa L. 17, Fred 16, Martha 15, Nancy 13, Ann 11 Mary J. 7, and Ellen E. 1.  The six oder kids were born in Kentucky, Ellen in Marshall County Iowa.

One tree says Elizabeth Winifred Phipps was born Oct 18, 1868 in Clinton Kentucky, married Fielding Dec 16, 1891 in Jasper County, Iowa.

In 1895 Jasper County, Iowa, Fielding and Lizzie Amy have Gertrude, born in Dickinson County, Iowa.  They're in the Phipps household.

In 1900 Cope precinct Fielding Amy, farmer, born July 1865 in Indiana, and Elizabeth Oct 1868 Kentucky, have Gertrude A. August 1893, Clara J. March 1895, James O. Feb 1897, and Charles July 1899, all four born in Iowa.

Fielding W. Amy proved up on a claim in 25 and 35, 5S 47W in 1907, witnesses John Calvin Kness, Lewis Oran Moser, John Class Davis, and James Alva Partt, all of Kirk.

In 1910 Kirk precinct they're still farming, and have added Loyd, 3, born in Colorado.

James Oscar Amy registered with a Kirk address, saying he was born at Rhodes, Jasper County, Iowa Feb 18, 1897, and his father was born in Cordon, Indiana.

In 1920 Kirk precinct "Frank" and Elizabeth have only Joseph 22, Charles O. 20, and Lloyd 13.

Thanks to RedAzalea

Fielding W. Amy 1865-1948 and Elizabeth Amy 1868-1953 are both buried in Kirk.

Fielding Amy Bible, was in possession of Betsy Amy Smith, Olney Springs,
    Colo., deceased 1994.

Jesse AMY met his future wife when she was hired as a maid by his father Joseph AMY for his wife.  In 1883 he sold the one half of his father's 80 acres he had inherited from his will.  He moved at that time to Jasper County, Iowa.
About 1895 he moved to Colorado where his son Henry had previously moved in 1889.  Jesse and son Levi spent the winter with Henry and are listed with him in the 1895 Denver City Directory at 3202 Madison.  Jesse and Mahala's granddaughter Bessie Ethelyn AMY remembered every morning when she rose, both would be sitting around the stove in rocking chairs, smoking corncob pipes, with their feet by the fire.  All the grandchildren were glad they were there, as Mahala cooked cornbread for them.  That was the only time they ever got it, as Henry had grown up on it, and didn't want to eat it anymore.  After spending the winter in Denver, Jesse moved to about one and a half miles south of where the town of Kirk was later established.

Jesse had no middle name Isaac.  When his son George M. AMY married Elva A. DAVIS in 1888, the record lists his parents as Jesse AMY and Mahala MINGLES.  Both the WPA and Family Search have incorrectly read his name as "Isaac."  While at a glance it could appear to be Isaac, a close comparison of the letters with others by the  clerk leaves no doubt that it is "Jesse."

Jesse AMY and Mahala MINGLES had children, all born Harrison Co., IN:
1. Margaret AMY b. 3 /9 > Apr. 1847;  m. Nelson T. WILBURN 23 June 1867;    d. 18 Sep. 1869; bur. Old Cold Friday (aka Greenbrier) Cem., Harrison Co., IN  

2. John Manford AMY b. 16 Jan. 1848  /1849;  m. Wilana ca. 1871;  d. 8 July  1927 Greenville, Hunt Co., TX; bur. Hughes Springs, Cass Co., TX - (the West Yuma County History says he ran off to enlist in the Mississippi Rifles - and was estranged, although he did appear at a 1921 family reunion)
3. Ira AMY b. 4 Oct. 1850;  m. Harriet A. JONES 12 Sep. 1875;  d.   7 Apr. 1923; bur. New Amsterdam, Harrison Co., IN
4. Mary Elizabeth "Molly" AMY b. 5 /16 Jan. 1853; m. Harrison PITTMAN   26 Dec. 1872;  d. 13 Dec. 1928; bur. Cedar Hill Cem., Corydon,   Harrison Co., IN1
5. George Nelson AMY b. 31 May 1855;  m.1. Sarah Elizabeth PITTMAN   4 Sep. 1879;  m.2. Julia H. SHAFFER 1 Nov. 1883;  m.3. Elva Ann   DAVIS 2 Sep. 1888; d. 5 Sep. 1925, bur. Cedar Hill Cem., Corydon, Harrison Co., IN20,42
6. Henry Wilford AMY b. 5 Nov. 1857,  [1858]  m. Mary Elizabeth HOOD   18 Mar. 1885 Gladbrook Tama Co., Iowa;  d. 15 Mar. 1936 Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colo.,2    bur. Roselawn Cem., Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colo.
7. Joseph AMY b. 3 Oct. 1860;  m.1. Sarah Louise BENNETT 28 July 1887;    m.2. Harriett ROSIER ca. 1897; d. 2 June 1947,  KS, bur. Appleton Twp. Cem.,   Minneola, Clark Co., KS
8. Levi D. AMY b. 10 Dec. 1862; m.1. Mary Etta BUCKLIN 18 Sep. 1890;   m.2. Mrs. Minnie L. MILHOAN 15 May 1916;  d. 18 May 1962 Los Angeles,     CA
9. Fielding W. AMY b. 8 July 1865; m. Elizabeth PHIPPS 16 Dec. 1891;    d. 30 May 1948 Kirk, Yuma Co., Colo.,  bur. Kirk Cemetery
10.Nora AMY b. 15 Apr. 1868;  m.1. Frank REITENBAUGH 30 Aug. 1885;  m.2. William B. TUCKER 2 Nov. 1925;  d. 1 Jan. 1941,  bur. Appleton   Twp. Cem., Minneola, Clark Co., KS


Death came Sunday May 30 to F.W. Amy pioneer resident of the Kirk community.  Funeral services were held in Kirk Thursday afternoon, June 3.  Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery.  Fielding Wilson Amy was born near Corydon, Indiana July 8, 1865 and died May 30, 1948 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 22 days.  He was the youngest of the seven sons of Jesse and Mahala Amy.  Mr. Amy left Indiana in 1882, going to Iowa where he met and married Elizabeth Phipps at Baxter, Iowa.  The date of marriage was December 16, 1891.  Three sons and two daughters were born to this union-James Oscar of Englewood, Charles O. of Springfield, Missouri, Lloyd, Mrs. C.R. Darling and Mrs. E. Godfrey of Kirk.  Mrs. Godfrey preceded him in death March 1942.  In January 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Amy came to Colorado where they settled on a homestead one mile south of Kirk.  They lived there until 1921 when they moved to Kirk after Mrs. Amy's appointment as postmaster.  With Mr. Amy as assistant postmaster they served the public in this office for 19 years.  In 1910 Mr. Amy became a charter member of the Kirk Missionary Baptist Church in which he remained a member until his death.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons, one brother, Lee D. Amy and many less near relatives.

January 29, 1953


Gertrude in 1920 is in Kirk precinct, married to Charles R. Darling, both 26, and they have Francis, 1.  Francis married Clarence J. Crawford and she's buried in Kirk.


Clara Amy married E. Godfrey April 8, 1914, recorded in Yuma County.

 Clara (Inez C.) and Erastus Godfrey are in Kit Carson County in 1920, 1930, and 1940

Erastus 1887-1949 and Clara 1895-1942 are both buried in Kirk

March 19, 1942


In 1930 James O. is in Denver, selling tires and batteries, married to Florence 28, born in Wisconsin.  They have Charles 6, Glenn 5, and Eugene four months.

James is working at a rubber factory in 1940 Englewood, Colorado, with Charles, Glenn, Eugene, June 8, Evelyn 5, and Howard 2.


Charles Omer Amy registered with a Kirk address, saying he was born July 1, 1899, and nearest relative was Lizzie Amy.

Charles Amy married Maude Christensen Jun 7, 1920 - recorded in Yuma County.

In 1930 Wray Charles is 30, widowed, lodging with the John H. Kearns family, and is a manager of a newspaper.

Charles is in Julesburg in 1940, 40, with son Robert, 15, born in Colorado.  He's operating a printing plant.

(In 1930 Wray James L. Amy, 7 and Robert D. Amy, 5 are with Paul 29 and Maggie 23 Daar.  The boys are listed as GRANDSONs)

Robert is buried in Julesburg, James L. in Fort Logan.

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