Amis Mill Eatery / Thomas Amis House

Like This? Share It!

Amis Mill Eatery:

Join us at the Historic Amis Grounds for Events, Great Food, Weddings, Tours and Our Visitor Center, all with wonderful views of our TN Mt’s.

THOMAS AMIS was born in Halifax, Northampton Co., North Carolina on January 1, 1744; son of John and Mary (Dillard) Amis.

Married (1st) in Northampton County, North Carolina, on January 26, 1763, to Alice Gale, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Griffith) Gale.
Eleven children–Tabitha (Mrs. John Cox), Frances (Mrs. Richard Grantham), Mary (Mrs. Joseph Rogers), Elizabeth, John, Rachel (Mrs. James Hagan), Willis, Lincoln, Alice Gale (Mrs. John Gordon), Thomas Gale and Penelope Amis.

He was married (2nd) on March 26, 1787, to Lucy Haynes, daughter of Francis and Ann (Smith) Haynes; four children–Haynes, William, James, and Nancy Amis (Mrs. Jesse Howell).

Amis went to what is now Hawkins County,TN. 1781, erected a stone house three miles above Rogersville, around which he built a fort for protection against the Indians; shortly thereafter added a store, blacksmith ship, distillery, grist and saw mills, a tavern, school, forge, and post office. When his employee Joseph Rogers married Mary Amis, her father gave them a tract of land nearby. Upon this Rogersville was established in 1786. It was made the seat Hawkins County, North Carolina, and from this came its alternate post office name of Hawkins Court House. Thomas Amis served in the North Carolina Senate, 1788-1789; representing Hawkins County (then North Carolina, now Tennessee).

Amis had previously been a member of the Provincial Congress, 1776; a justice of the peace; served as superintendent of commissary, with the rank of captain in the 3rd Regiment of Continental troops. Member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

He died at his home on Big Creek in Hawkins County on November 18, 1797; buried at that place.

127 W Bear Hollow Road
Rogersville, TN 37857
423-272-7040

Coffee at the Kyle

Coffee Shop located just across the street from the Hale Springs Inn. 111 West Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 423-500-1150 Hours: Monday- Saturday: 7am - 2pm Sunday: [...]

Occasions On The Square

An incomparable blend of inviting modern atmosphere comes together in a truly original venue with ample gathering spaces, operated by the owners of Christians-Sells Inc. Occasions is the ideal venue for celebrating weddings and special [...]

Swift Museum & Price Public School

Swift Memorial Junior College and Swift College was founded in 1883 by the Rev. Dr. William Henderson Franklin of Knoxville, the first black graduate of Maryville College. The school was [...]

Prestige Cleaners

ABOUT US Since 1985 Prestige Cleaners has been a symbol of quality in the Knoxville area market. Prestige Cleaners provides cleaning and spot removal services and is based in Knoxville, Tenn. It offers a [...]

Hawkins County Courthouse

The Hawkins County Courthouse is the seat of county government for Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States, located in the city of Rogersville. It was built in 1836, it is one of six antebellum courthouses still [...]

Salt & Light Boutique

Salt & Light is a trendy boutique that carries women’s & children’s clothes & accessories as well as home decor & unique gifts. 207 E Main [...]

Olde Towne Emporium

Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Clothing. 212 E Main Street Rogersville, TN 951-522-8898 HOURS: Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday - Saturday: 11 - 5 Sunday: Closed [...]

Amy & Co Skin Care Spa

203 E Washington Street Suite 2, Rogersville, TN 37857 423-293-0100 HOURS: Monday - Friday: 11 - 7 Saturday: 11 - 4 Sunday: Closed Our [...]

2022-07-22T16:14:40+00:00
Go to Top