Some info from "Goodspeed`s History of East TN" by Charles & Randy Elder 1/97
In 1784 Joseph, an Irishman, came to Thomas Amis` farm and engaged in helping him and fell in love with his daughter and they were married shortly thereafter.
Research: Given a tract of land as a wedding gift that later was the site for the seat of justice for Hawkins Co., TN
Joseph married Mary McAMIS, F, daughter of Thomas McAMIS, M & Alice GALE, F.
Some information from "People`s History of Claiborne Co., TN 1801-1988"