Amis Mill Eatery / Thomas Amis House

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

Our WEBSITE – Museum
Our WEBSITE – Eatery
DIRECTIONS

Bakery Delights

Handmade sweets by Melissa at Bakery Delights just off the Main Street in Downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. Donuts, Cakes, Milkshakes, Coffee Drinks & More! 307 S Depot [...]

Legacy Wine & Spirits

Legacy Wine & Spirits in Downtown Rogersville, TN Offers an extensive stock of whiskeys, rums, vodkas, scotchs and fine wines. Visit us today! 212 East Washington [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Red Dog On Main Taproom & Eatery

Taproom and eatery. American flare with a unique flare of flavors and foods to create a fun family food experience. Ben McGrew/Randy Lord, Owners 120 East [...]

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum

In the year 1791, George Roulstone, the first printer to enter the State of Tennessee, took his press apart in Fayetteville, North Carolina, packed it on horses’ back or in [...]

Hollywood Hillbilly

The Hollywood Hillbilly is a full restaurant & full bar. We specialize in creative gourmet bar food that is made fresh. Our atmosphere is truly unique and features a 300 [...]

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 [...]

Bull Babies

Offering a casual gourmet southern comfort meal that is sure to make you feel like you are right at our table–filled with laughter, delicious food and if you are lucky–a [...]

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