The Marcus Hook Preservation Society states that "He was born on October 14, 1749 and was a farmer by trade. His wife was a local farmer’s daughter, Ann Buckley. Together they were active in St. Martin’s Church and had seven children. Amer, like many farmers, sided with the Patriot cause and joined Joseph Marshall’s militia company during the American Revolution. They fought at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, which was a prelude to the Battle of Brandywine. At the Battle of Brandywine they successfully engaged Col. Robert Abercromby’s light infantry,bogged them down in what was then known as “Purgatory Swamp” and prevented them from advancing."
"The two story fieldstone house that he built in 1783 still stands today. It is now a retreat owned by the Holy Rosary Church."
"In 1805, Amer was one of five charter school trustees that built the first public school in the area. This original one-room schoolhouse was active until 1925 when it became Claymont, Delaware’s library. It is now preserved as a historic site."
1. National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator
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Source: S137 Abbreviation: Babb Families of America Title: Jean A. Sargent, Author, Babb Families of America, second (N.p.: n.p., 1994), . Subsequent Source Citation Format: Sargent, Babb Families of America, . BIBL Sargent, Jean A., Author. Babb Families of America. Second. N.p.: n.p., 1994. TMPLT TID 14 FIELD Name: Author VALUE Jean A. Sargent FIELD Name: Role VALUE Author FIELD Name: Title VALUE Babb Families of America FIELD Name: SubTitle FIELD Name: SuplAuthor FIELD Name: SuplRole FIELD Name: Edition VALUE Second FIELD Name: PubPlace FIELD Name: Publisher FIELD Name: PubDate VALUE 1994 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Amer by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Amer: