The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
JACOB AMES and SIMON AMES settled on farms on the north-east slope of the Pinnacle. The former had previously been a saddler, at which occupation he had amassed quite a handsome little fortune. He married Sally, daughter of Darius Hall, and died at Newport, leaving a large family.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire