He was a soldier from Braintree 1758 (Reg. Vol.15)
He served in the Continental military during the American Revolutionary War. He died at Saratoga, New York, either in 1779 of sickness, soon after the surrender of Burgoyne, or in 1777 in one of the two Battles of Saratoga, which were fought September 19, 1777 and October 7, 1777.
After Amos died, John Vinton was appointed guardian to his children Robert and Betsy on July 17 1779, they being at that time over fourteen years of age.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Amos by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: