I've been researching the Ames line (my husband's grandmother was an Ames), and am delighted to find this information about William and Polly Ames in Michigan and Illinois! The bit about the rosebush is lovely. And the fact that the tavern still stands... do you happen to have a photo of the building? Or an address that I could look up on Google Maps?
I have not found any marriage certificate for William and Polly yet, but will look when I visit Colchester, VT.