I’m new on the list. I’ve been tracing my AMOS ancestry through the US and back to New Brunswick where my GG grandfather, Adam Amos arrived in August, 1829 from Dumfries, Scotland. He was accompanied by his wife, Ellen Craig, and at least two sons, John and Robert. Several sources indicate they were from Roxburghshire - no parish info yet.Estimated birth years for them are:
Adam's father (my GGG grandfather), James Amos, with his wife Janet Armstrong and son Robert (also of Roxburghshire), arrived in 1821 on Prince Edward Island from Dumfries, then relocated to Botsford Parish, New Brunswick in 1822.
My search was confused by several references to Dumfries as my family's origin, however, Inow suspect that Dumfries was the port of embarkation, rather than their home.James and Janet's MI's state that they were natives of Roxburghshire.If anyone in Roxburghshire can shed light on my forebears in the region, I’d love to hear from them. All of the first generations of Amos colonists were prosperous farmers, so I suspect they may have been farmers in Scotland, as well. Our family for the last three generations has been Presbyterian, so I suspect that my ancestors were members of the Church of Scotland.