This website was created with funds provided by NYS
Archives Local History Grant (LGRMIF)
and Candor Central School. The name, Amos' Attic, is in honor of a Tioga
County son, Amos Humiston,
who was killed at the Battle of
during the Civil War. Throughout
our research of local government records, we have pieced together extraordinary
events in the lives of very ordinary people. We hope that you enjoy their
stories and find our research useful. Please email us with suggestions for
further research or share your family photos and documents in our quest to make
the history of Tioga County come alive!
Union Sgt. Amos Humiston might have died in anonymity at Gettysburg
had he not been found holding a picture of his children.