Amis Mill Eatery / Thomas Amis House

Amis Mill Eatery:

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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

 

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Community Response to Covid-19

When you’re ready to travel, we look forward to welcoming you with Tennessee’s famous, warm hospitality. Health and safety is our No. 1 priority for Tennesseans and visitors alike. Many businesses – including restaurants, retail and most  attractions – are now open with safety measures in place to protect guests. For more information on the safety precautions businesses are encouraged to follow, please visit TNpledge.com. There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee; however, there are health and safety practices everyone should  follow including: stay home when feeling ill, sanitize hands frequently, practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Please be aware that some cities and counties require face masks be worn in public.

Creating a Comfortable & Safe Experience in Our Businesses

Published Monday, October 5

Our number one priority continues to be the health and well-being of our patrons, employees, and the communities we serve.

As we navigate this unprecedented time together, we wanted to update you on the procedures we are implementing as we begin to safely reopen our businesses.

Incorporating the guidance of  local governments, and industry trade associations, our new procedures include:

  • • Health Checks: Our store associates are required to conduct health checks before every shift and must stay home if they are feeling unwell.
  • • Employee Training: All store associates will take training courses dedicated to COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • • Social Distancing: Our associates and guests must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
  • • Cleaning & Disinfecting: High-touch surfaces will be disinfected after every use, and we will continue to conduct additional cleanings and provide hand sanitizer in all of our stores.
  • • Face Coverings: For everyone’s health and safety, face coverings are required for our employees and customers.

In select businesses, they are offering contactless shopping options, including virtual shopping services and curbside pickup.

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