Edward Neville Emmons.

The Emmons family genealogy : a record of the emigrant Thomas Emmons of Newport, Rhode Island, with many of his descendants from 1639 to 1905 online

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"Receive Oh Earth , his faded form.
In thy cold bosom let it lie.

Safe let it rest from every storm.
Soon it must rise no more to die. "



Children :

+ 149. i. Mary,

+ 150. ii. Amanda,

+ 151. iii. Ebenezer,

152. iv. Justin,

+ 153. v. Harmony,

+ 154. vi. Harriet,



" Far from affliction,

Toil and care.
The happy soul has fled,

Till breathless day.

She'll slumber there,
Among the silent dead.



b. 23 Marcl


1 1793.




" 14 Jan.


1797.




" 16 May


1799.




" 18 May


1802;


d. II Mar. 1806


" 1 Oct.


1807.




" 26 Nov.


1812.





[107] MARTHA EMMONS 6, (Nathaniel s, Samuel *,
Samuel^, Obadiah^, Thomas ^) dau. of Rev. Nathaniel
Emmons and Martha Williams; b. Franklin, Mass., 30 Sept.,
1780; m. 28 July, 1814, Willard Gay, banker, Dedham,
Mass. She d. 31 Dec., 1846.

Children: b. Dedham, Mass.

155. i. Nathanael Emmons, b. 10 June 1815; d. 5 April 1816.

156. ii. BoRADiLL Mason, " 31 Jan. I8I7; " 24 Sept. 1873; unm.

157. iii. Martha Wiuuams, " 5 Aug. 1818; " 22 April 1852; unm.
+ 158. iv. Erastus Emmons, " 9 May 1820.



[109] WILLIAMS, (bro. of Martha) Judge; b. Frank-
lin, Mass., 2 May, 1784; m. 1st 24 May, 1813, Eleanor, dau.
of Judge, Samuel S. Wilde; b. 15 June, 1794, d. 19 Nov.,
1821; m. 2d. 22 Sept., 1823, Lucy, dau. of Dr. Benjamin
Vaughan; b. 2 May, 1783, d. 1869. He d. 8 Oct., 1855.

Judge Emmons was graduated at Yale; studied law



THE EMMONS FAMILY SIXTH GENERATION 33

with Judge Wilde in Hallowell, Me. ; began practice at Augus-
ta, Me., in 1811; formed a co-partnership with Benjamin
Whitwell, in 1812; was selectman of the town in 1817, and
again in 1833; represented the district in the Legislature in
the latter year; was Senator for Kennebec in 1884-5; ap-
pointed Judge of Probate in 1841, succeeding Judge Fuller,
and retained the office until 1843, having previously held
the office of Register of Probate for eight years.

He was a studious and well read lawyer; was of pleasing
address, honorable and upright in practice; a worthy citizen,
and a kind, considerate man, of pure unblemished character.

Emmons Blaine, son of the late Hon. James G. Blaine,
Secretary of State, was named for Hon. William Emmons.

Children; by 1st wife.

-1-159. i. Delia, b. 8 March 1814.

160. ii. Eleanor B. Wilde, " 7 July 1815; d. 26 Feb. 1834.

by 2d wife:

161. iii. Lucy Maria, " 13 Sept. 1824;unm.; res. Northboro,

Mass.

162. iv. Martha Williams, " 11 May 1827; unm.; d. 2 Jan. 1884.

163. V. Nathaniel Williams," 10 June 1831; " 17 Oct. 1831.

-1-164. vi. Henry Vaughan, " 3 Nov. 1832.

165. vii. Sarah Ellen, " 25 May 1836; unm.; res. Northboro,

Mass.



[Ill] ERASTUS, (bro. of Williams) b. Franklin, Mass.,
5 Aug., 1787; d. there 3 Jan., 1823.

His funeral sermon was preached by his father, Dr.
Emmons of Franklin, and as a sample of the Rev. ^Doctor's
Theology, we quote from a clipping published in 'The
Boston Transcript' under the heading "True to His Awful
Creed."

" Erastus Emmons was a fine young man, deservedly beloved by all
who knew him. He had declined highly flattering and attractive offers to
engage in business in Boston, feeling it his duty to remain in Franklin and
care personally for the comfort of his aged parents in their declining years.
But this dutiful and devoted son, good citizen and faithful friend, had never
experienced religion, and thereby gained admission into the fold of the elect.
He died after a brief illness, and Dr. Emmons, true to the dogma he had been
preaching for so many years, held up the dreadful fate that he believed had
become the portion of his impenitent son, as a warning to the young and



34 THE EMMONS FAMILY



SIXTH GENERATION



thoughtless of his congregation. To quote a single sentence of this funeral
discourse :

"He has lived, blinded by sin, and wholly given over to the vanities
of the world, and his voice, which once sounded pleasant in your ears, now
calls in accents of woe from the dread abyss, for you to be wiser and better
than he was, and to seize hold of life eternal."

The sermon created a profound sensation even in those
times when such preaching was common. Dr. Emmons'
son-in-law and biographer, the Rev. Jacob Ide, D. D., says
of it, that " it was preached with a subHme disinterestedness
than that of a Roman father."



[112] MARY, (sis
Dec, 1790; m. 13 April,
30 June, 1880.

Children :



of Erastus )b. Franklin, Mass., 3
1815, Rev. Jacob Ide, D. D.; she d.



166.


i.


Isabella Tappax,


b. 6


Feb.


1816


d 18. Nov.


1863.


+ 167.


ii.


Mary,


' 29


June


1817






168.


iii.


Hexrv,


' 23


Oct.


1818


" 30 Jan.


1819.


169.


iv.


Erastus,


' 10


June


1820


" 20 Feb.


1821.


170.


v.


Nathaniel E.,


' 28


Aug.


1821


" 29 July


1847.


-M71.


vi.


Jacob Jr.,


7


Aug.


1823






172.


vii.


Sarah Willl\ms,


' 17


Aug.


1825


" 20 Jan.


1826.


173.


viii.


Alexis Wheaton,


' 10


Oct.


1826


" 21 Dec.


1901; unm


174.


ix.


Charles \V.,


' 20


Jan.


1829


" 9 Aug.


1829.


175.


X.


George Hopkins,


' 10


May


1830


" 10 July


1831.


176.


xi.


George Homer,


' 3


Feb.


1835


" 9 Aug.


1862.



[113] OLIVER EMMONS 6, (Jonathan s, Jonathan 4,
Samuel 3, Obadiah^, Thomas ^) farmer; s. of Jonathan

Emmons and Williams; b. East Haddam, Conn., abt.

1758; bap. there 30 Aug., 1767; m. at Middle Haddam, by
Rev. Benjamin Boardman, 26 Aug., 1781, Anna Brainard;
m. 2d. at Stephentown, N. Y., Milo, dau. of John Frost; she
was living in 1839 ; he d. 1826, and was buried near Alps, N. Y.

He resided in Barkhamsted, Conn., removing to the
state of New York abt. 1789. He leased 82 acres of land
adjoining lands of his brother Jonathan in the town of
Nassau, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., from Stephen Van Rensse-



THE EMMONS FAMILY SIXTH GENERATION 35

laer, the lease bearing date of Dec. 9th, 17S9. He served
as a private in Maj. Woodbridge's company, 7th Regt. of
Hartland, Conn., from May 26, 1777 to Jan. S, 1778.

Children :

177. i. Olive, b. 1783; m. John B. Adsit of Nassau, N. Y.

178. ii. Cynthia, " 1785; " Samuel Cook, of Nassau, N. Y.

179. iii. Mary, " 1787; " James Newton ;m. 2nd Henry Spicer.



[114] JONATHAN, (bro. of Oliver) farmer; b. Hart-
ford, Conn., 31 Dec, 1761; m. Hartland, Conn., 4 April,
1782, Mary Brainard of Litchfield, N. Y., b. 2 Dec, 1758,
d. Nassau, N. Y., 31 July, 1801; m. 2d. 26 June, 1803, Nancy
Avery, b. Catskill, N. Y., 14 Aug., 1780, d. Lafayette, N. Y.,
31 July, 1841; he d. Lafayette, 9 Dec, 1835.

He went from Connecticut, to what is now Stephen-
town, N. Y., about 1789 and settled on lands leased of
Stephen Van Rensselaer. In 1795 he leased lands in the
town of Nassau, which he purchased bv deed dated Nov.
14, 1798.

In the spring of 1804 he removed with his family to
Brewerton, Onondaga Co., N. Y., settling on the south side
of the Onondaga River — now Oneida — opposite the site of
'Old Fort Brewerton'. By a deed dated April 12, 1808, he
purchased 500 acres on lot 9 town of Cicero, near Brewerton,
and by deed of Jan. 15, 1814, he purchased 111 acres more;
thus comprising the whole acreage of Military lot No. 9,
with the exception of one acre in the northeast corner. A
goodly portion of the first purchase has remained in his fam-
ily, and is occupied by his descendants at the present time.

In 1811 he removed to the town of Lafayette, — then a
part of the town of Pompey — Onondaga county; where, by
deed of Sept. 2, 1813, he purchased 50 acres on Military lot
No. 89. Returning to Brewerton in 1813, he conducted a
tavern; also erected and operated a ferry across the river at
the outlet of Oneida Lake, which he and his sons as his suc-
cessors, continued to operate until the first bridge was
erected in 1824.



36 THE EMMONS FAMILY SIXTH GENERATION

In 1<S22 he returned to Lafayette, purchased an addi-
tion to his first 50 acres, on which he continued to reside
until his decease in 1835. His death was the result of a
kick from a colt.

In the cemetery just south of the village of Lafayette,
at the apex of a very conspicuous elevation, there stands
facing the rising sun, a marble slab, upon which is chiselled
a weeping willow; beneath this, an urn; and underneath,
the following inscription: —

"To the memory of

Jonathan Emmons.

A Patriot of the Revolution,

who after a long life

of usefulness

died in the triumph of

faith Dec. 9, 1835, aged 74 Y'rs.,

leaving a large family and a

disconsolate widow to mourn

his loss.

In him, the poor lost a

Friend."

His funeral was delayed until the fourth day after his
decease, by reason of a heavy storm of snow, which fell to
the depth of four feet; yet, fifteen of his seventeen surviving
children were present at his grave. One of the absent ones
was in Canada, the other in Pennsylvania.

He was enrolled as a private in Capt. Elijah Chapman's
Light Infantry, 5th Conn. Regt., in July 1780; was under
Col. Phillip B. Bradley from July 1st, to Dec. 16th, 1780;
also under Col. Benjamin H. Hutchin's Hartland company,
26th Regt., at West Point in the winter of 1780-81.

Children :

MiN, b. 5 July 1783.

d. 26 Feb. 1793.



+ 180.


i.


Benjamin,


b. 5 July


1783.


181.


ii.


Mary,


" 22 April


1785;


+ 182.


iii.


Brainard,


" 25 April


1787.


+ 183.


iv.


Isaac,


" 17 July


1789.


+ 184.


V.


Lydia,


" 31 Aug.


1791.


+ 185.


vi.


Samuel,


" 26 Feb.


1794.


+ 186.


vii.


Eli,


" 15 July


1796.


+ 187.


viii.


Mary,


" 17 Feb.


1799.


+ 188.


ix.


Jonathan,


" 30 June


1801.



THE EMMONS FAMILY



SIXTH GENERATION 37



Children: by 2d wife.










189. X.


Sarah, b. 1 May


1804; d.


unm.


1842


+ 190. xi.


Amasa,


6 May


1806.






+ 191. xii.


Harriet,


' 17 Jan.


1808.






192. xiii.


Charlotte,


' 17 Jan.


1810; "


30 June


1836


+ 193. xiv.


Martha Holmes,


' 2 Jan.


1813.






+ 194. XV.


William Avery,


' 20 Mar.


1815.






+ 195. xvi.


Emeline Samantha,


' 22 Jan.


1819.






+ 196xvii.


Nancy Ann,


' 30 May


1821.






+ 197 xviii


TerrEssa Jane, '


' 26 June


1824.







[115] SARAH, (sis. of Jonathan) b. near Hartland,
Conn., 10 March, 1763; bap. East Haddam, 30 Aug., 1767;
m. 16 April, 1783, at Hartland, Elijah Adams ; d. at Alps, N. Y.



[116] MARY WILLIAMS, (sis. of Sarah) b. near
Hartland, Conn., 6 June, 1765; bap. East Haddam, 30 Aug.,
1767; m. at Hartland, 30 June, 1796, Aaron Brockway.



[117] SAMUEL, (bro. of Mary W.) b. East Haddam,
Conn., 8 Jan., 1768; bap. 23 Oct., 1768; m. 23 Jan., 1794,
Prudence Harris of Barkhampsted, Conn.; m. 2d. Sarah
(Tayler) Ackles, wid. of Robert Ackles of Pompey, N. Y. ;
she d. 21 Dec, 1841; m. 3d. Mrs. Elizabeth Hodgeman; he
d. Lafayette, N. Y., 27 June, 1845, and was buried in the
cemetery near Loomis' mill, in Lafayette.

Samuel settled in Barkhampsted, after his marriage at
Hartland in 1794. He removed to the then town of Pom-
pey, (now Lafayette), Onondaga County, N. Y., and pur-
chased of Phillip Van Cortlandt, of Westchester, N. Y., by
deed dated June 27, 1815, 66 acres of land, on Military Lot
No. 73. Upon his old homestead there still stands a noble
pear tree, which he transplanted nearly seventy years ago,
that girts nearly three feet in circumference, and bears fruit
each year.



38 THE EMMONS FAMILY



SIXTH GENERATION



Children: by 1st wife.



+ 198.
+ 199.
+ 200.
+ 201.
+ 202.
203.



i. James,

ii. Nancy,

iii. Mary,

iv. OvEiL,

V. Sumner,

vi. Truman,



+ 204. vii. Prudence,



b. 10 Feb. 1795.

" 21 Mar. 1798.

" 8 May 1800.

" 26 Mar. 1802.

" 6 Mar. 1804.

" 4 Mar. 1806; d. 12 Apr. 1836. unm.

" 15 Aug. 1808.



[118] LYDIA, (sis. of Samuel) b. 15 Nov., 1770; m. at
Hartland, Ct., 15 Nov., 1791, Simon Ackley, and resided
at Barkhampsted, Conn.

[119] ANNA EMMONS 6, (Joseph s, Jonathan ^ Sam-
uel 3, Obadiah^, Thomas ^) dau. of Joseph Emmons and

Lois Gilbert; b. East Haddam, Conn., , 1763; m. 14

April, 1793, Noadiah Gates, Jr.

Children :

205. i. Anna, bap. 25 May 1800. East Haddam, Conn.

206. ii. Alfred,

207. iii. Hiram.

208. iv. Stepney.



[131] JOSEPH GILBERT, (bro. of Anna) b. East
Haddam, Conn., 1767; m. 17 Nov., 1791, Dorothy, dau. of
Ozias Chapman; b. East Haddam, 28 Feb., 1795; he d. 1854.

Children: b. East Haddam.

Joseph Gilbert, b. 5 Oct. 1792.

Dorothy F., " 14 July 1794.

Ozias Chapman, " 16 Mar. 1796; d. 1882.

Florilla, " 3 Apr. 1798; " 8 Jan. 1880.

Louisa P., " 20 July 1800; " June 1888.

Abigail, " 5 Mar. 1802.

Henry W., " 31 Aug. 1804; " 1893.

Benjamin F., " 10 Apr. 1808; " 1875.

A Son, " 10 July 1810; " 11 July 1811.

Laurena C, " 1 Apr. 1812; " 16 Sept 1817.

Alfred J., " 16 May 1815.

Oliver F., " 15 Sept. 1818.



+ 209. i.

210. ii.

211. iii.

212. iv.

213. V.

214. vi.

215. vii.

216. viii.

217. ix.

218. X.
+ 219. xi.
+ 220. xii.



THE EMMONS FAMILY



SIXTH GENERATION 39



[122] DYAR, (bro. of Joseph G.) b. East Haddam,
Conn., 8 Aug., 1769; m. 22 Dec, 1795, Phebe, dau. of James
Ely and Catherine Hayes; b. Lynn, Conn., 30 Nov., 1775;
d. Westchester, Conn., 10 Oct., 1863; he d. 15 April, 1843.

Children :



+ 221.




AUGUST.\ M.\TILD.\,


b. 11 Jan.


1797.


+ 222.


ii.


Catherine Ely,


" 5 Dec.


1798.


+ 223.


iii.


Aaron Ely,


" 3 Dec.


1800.


+ 224.


iv.


OcTAVirs,


" 20 Aug.


1802.


+ 225.


V.


•Phebe Ely,


" 20 July


1804.


+ 226.


vi.


Xaxcy,


5 Dec.


1806


227.


vii.


James Ely,


" 2 Mar.


1809;drwd. 10 July 1819


228.


viii.


Prudence Hewitt,


" 16 May


1811; d. 30 Mar. 1812.


+ 229.


ix.


Edward Gilbert,


" 19 Aug.


1814.


+ 230.


X.


Dy.\r,


" 26 Nov.


1815.


+ 231.


xi.


J.\MEs Ely,


" 13 Sept.


1822.



[124] SAMUEL EMMONS «, (Samuel 5, Nathaniel,
Nathaniel 3, Samuel^, Thomas ^) ropemaker; b. Boston,

, 1755; m. 19 Jan. 1786, Hannah, dau. of Samuel

Franklin, Jr., and Eunice Greenleaf ; b. 1757, d. , Dec,

-, July, 1836. His wife's grand-father, was



1840; he d. -
a 1st cousin of Benjamin Franklin
Children: b. Boston

232. i. Samuel Franklin,

233. ii. Catherine G.,
+ 234. iii. Hannah,
+ 235. iv. Robert Love,

+ 236. V. JON.ITHAN,

+ 237. vi. Nathaniel Henry,
+ 238. vii. Stephen,



b. 12 Nov. 1786; d.

bap. 22 June 1788; "

" 28 Feb. 1790.

" 19 Feb. 1792.

" 9 Sept. 1793.

" 12 May 1796.

" 12 June 1799.



July 1819.
Feb. 1820.



[125] ELIZABETH, (sis. of Samuel) b. Boston, Mass.,
bap. 1 March, 1767; m. 6 Sept., 1787, Isaac Bird, Jr.



[127] NANCY, (sis. of Elizabeth) b. Boston, Mass.,
— ; m. 12 March, 1807, Edward Rumney.



40 THE EMMONS FAMILY SIXTH GENERATION

[134] JOHN EMMONS 6, (John^ Jacob 4, Jacobs
Joseph 2, Thomas ^) s. of John Emmons and his wife Mary;
b. Boston, Mass., in 1763. He enlisted as a private in
Lieut. William Bird's company, Col. Thayer's Suffolks
county Regt., the 19th of July, 1780, and was discharged
Oct. 10th, service three months and three days, including
travel. This regiment was raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army for three months, and was stationed at West
Point. His descriptive list was: Age 17; hight 5 ft., 7 in.;
complexion light; residence Boston. He also served in
Capt. Wise's company, receiving a bounty from Col. Edward
Proctor, of the Boston Regt.



[137] JACOB, (bro. of John) baker; b. Boston, Mass.,

26 June, 1769; m. , 1793, Sarah, dau. of Edward

Blake and Rebecca True; b. 9 Dec, 1771, d. Boston,

Oct., 1854; he d. Concord, N. H., , 1832.

He followed the occupation of a baker, and resided on
Orange Street in Boston, from which he removed to Con-
cord, N. H., continuing the same business there until his
death.

Children :

239. i. Sally,

240. ii. Edward,

241. iii. Mary Blake,
+ 242. iv. Edward Blake,

243. V. Charles Blake,
-1-244. vi. John Lucas,

245. vii. Mary McClellan,
-f-246. viii. Charles Parker,



b. 24 Feb.


1794.








" 25 Mar.


1795; d.


10


Feb.


1798.


" 26 Jan.


1797; "


3


Feb.


1798.


" 26 June


1799.








" 16 Oct.


1801; "


16


Nov


1803.


" 26 Aug.


1803.








" 16 Dec.


1804.








" 9 July


1807.









Seventh Generation

[138] ICHABOD EMMONS", (Noadiahe, Ebenezer^,
Samuel^, Samuel 3, Obadiah-, Thomas ^) blacksmith; b.
East Haddam, Conn., 18 March, 1778; m. 9 Dec, 1799,
Mindwell, dau. of David Mack and Mary Talcott; b. Middle-
field, Mass., 6 Sept., 1779; she d. 23 June, 1862; he d. Hins-
dale, Mass., 26 April, 1839.

Maj. Ichabod, s. of Noadiah Emmons and Elizabeth
Brainard, was the eldest of a family of eight children.
When a young man he went to Middlefield, Mass., to learn
the trade of a blacksmith, where he became acquainted with
Mindwell Mack, a daughter of David Mack, a prominent
man of that town, which resulted in their marriage.

After his marriage he returned to East Haddam, Conn.,
the place of his nativity, where he remained about two
years, and again returning to Massachusetts, purchased a
farm in Hinsdale, Berkshire county. This farm was located
on the turnpike road from Boston to Albany, and being
rather a poor one, he found it necessary to connect his trade
of a blacksmith with that of farming, in order to support
his wife and family of six children.

It is said of him that he was an indefatigable worker,
and could often be heard hammering at his forge through
the long hours of the night, shoeing horses or fashioning
farming implements for the surrounding country.

In this connection the following incident is related, for
the truth of which we should be unwilling to vouch.

" That one day thinking to make a plowshare, he heated
and hammered the iron until it became too small for his
pattern, so he thought it would make a horse-shoe; it soon
became too small for that, but thought it would make a
nail, and this too was spoiled, when a bright idea entered
his brain, that it would make a first class fizzle, and striking
it with his hammer, the sparks flew and the fizzle was made. "

In 1819 he erected a fine brick mansion on his farm, in
which he lived until his death. This was for many years



42 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION

the finest dwelling in town, and remained in possession of
the family until 1901, when it passed out of their possession
and was remodeled by the addition of a mansard roof and
other modern improvements, and converted into a popular
summer hotel, bearing the name of "Shady Villa."

The Major was a man possessing a keen sense of humor,
and was one of the best known wags of Western Massa-
chusetts. While in the State Legislature where he repre-
sented his town for several terms, he was noted for his short,
crispy and witty sayings, and was a welcome guest at many
social functions held in Boston during his legislative career.

At one of its sessions he introduced a Bill entitled " An
Act to Tax Ministers and Sheep." At another, when a
change of Administration had taken place, he was accosted
by a leading Democrat, who asked "why the Major's son
Monroe, should be retained any longer as postmaster at
Hinsdale?" replied; "because there is only one Democrat
in the town, and he cannot write his own name."

He went to see the laying of the corner-stone of Bunker
Hill Monument, and previous to the ceremony, joined the
Monumental Association, each member of which, received a
parchment representation of the monument. Being very
desirous of hearing Daniel Webster, who was to be the
'Speaker of the Day,' he wished to enter the enclosure sur-
rounding the speaker's stand, to which only the ladies and
officials were admitted. Rolling up his parchment to repre-
sent an official scroll, he marched unconcernedly past the
guard, who undoubtedly took him for an official, and secured
a seat near the speaker. When the truck, drawn by four
beautiful horses, approached, bringing the box in which
were the mementos to be placed in the stone, Maj. Emmons
stepped forward, lifted the box from the truck, placed it in
position, and stepped aside, leaving the Free Masons to
carry out their programme.

The title of Major was given him as an officer in one of
the militia regiments of Berkshire county.

Children :

+ 247. i. Monroe, b. 11 Feb. 1800.

+ 248. ii. NoADiAH, " 5 July 1802.

+ 249. iii. EuzA, " 11 May 1804.



THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 43

+ 250. iv. Laura Mack, " 3 July 1810.
+ 251. V. Emily, " 2 June 1815.

+ 252. vi. Mary, " 20 March 1823.



*[139] NOADIAH, (bro. of Ichabod) ship-carpenter;
b. East Haddam, Conn., 28 May, 1780; m. abt. 1803, Eliza-
beth Brooks; he d. East Haddam, 29 Feb., 1840.

He enUsted as a private at New London, Conn., June
8th, 1813, in the Connecticut mihtia, Captain WiUiam
Palmer, war of 1812, and was discharged July 14, 1813.

Children :
*253. i. Frederick A., b. 1805.

*254. ii. Sophia, "

+ 255. iii. NoADiAH Frankun " 23 Feb. 1807.



*[140] BRAINARD, (bro. of Noadiah) merchant; b.

East Haddam, Conn., 20 Sept., 1782; m. , Sally,

dau. of William Brainard and Lucy Day; b. Millington
parish. East Haddam, 28 Jan., 1794.

He settled in Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y., where he

died June , 1825. His wid. m. 1 May, 1827, Elisha

Fuller, and d. 26 June, 1880.

Children : See Supplement.

*[141] HENRY, (bro. of Brainard) b. East Haddam,
Conn., 7 May, 1785; m. 15 March, 1810, Mary Newton, and
had seven children; he d. at Canajoharie, N. Y., 8 Feb., 1837.

Children :
*256. i. Elizabeth Lee, b. 31 July 1814.
*257. ii. Nancy M.-vria, " 15 Apr. 1817.
*258. iii. Lydia MinERVA, " 12 May 1819.

[142] SUSANNAH, (sis. of Henry) b. East Haddam,
Conn., 24 Feb., 1788; m. 15 Dec, 1812, Isaac Crocker of



44 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION

Colchester; settled in LeRoy, Genesee county, N. Y., where
she d. 5 Jan., 1862.

Children: b. LeRoy, N. Y.

*259. i. Jonathan Lyman, b. 4 Sept. 1814.



[143] AUGUSTINE, (bro. of Susannah) farmer; b.
East Haddam, Conn., 26 Dec, 1791; m. 28 May, 1820,
Lovina Hall, b. East Haddam, 15 Aug., 1796, and d. 12 Oct.,
1882; he d. 19 Feb., 1844.

He with his brother Noadiah, enlisted as privates at
New London, Conn., June 8, 1813, under Captain William
Palmer, in the war of 1812, and were discharged July, 14,
1813.

Children :
260. i. Mary Lovina, b. 26 June 1825; d. 1829.

+ 261. ii. Edwin Augustine, " 6 Aug. 1827.
+ 262. iii. David Brainard, " 24 May 1831.



[144] JONATHAN LYMAN, (bro. of Augustine)
soldier; b. East Haddam, Conn., 11 March, 1794; d. unm.

At the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the regular army
at Hartford, Conn., July 28th, 1812, under Commander
Alexander Cummings, and was discharged March 16th, 1816.
He re-enlisted, and when his term of service had expired,
was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from whence
he intended to start for the east, but waited a short time
for the service of a comrade to expire, who was to accompany
him home. They set out together for East Haddam, where
the comrade arrived, but without Jonathan, and of whom
he never gave any satisfactory account. This was the last
knowledge any of his relatives had of him.



[145] DAVID, (bro. of Jonathan) merchant; b. East
Haddam, Conn., 9 Jan., 1797; d. unm.

When a young man he came to LeRoy, N. Y., and made



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his home with his sister Susannah, the wife of Isaac Crocker,
and taught school for a time ; then engaged in the mercantile
business, in which he was, at the time of his death.

Sometime previous to 1830, while on his return from
one of his excursions to the City of New York to purchase
his usual semi-annual stock of goods, he was taken seriously
ill, and was obliged to stop over at Utica, where he con-
tinued to grow worse until he died.



[147] JOHN EMMONS 7, (Daniels, Ebenezer^ Sam-
uel^, Samuel 3, Obadiah^, Thomas ^) sailor; s. of Daniel S.
Emmons and Luna Beebe, b. East Haddam, Conn., 1781;
m. 15 Aug., 1804, Mary Lord, who d. 29 Dec, 1849, ae. 62;
he. d. 1 Dec, 1841, ae. 60.

Children :

263. i. Luna Sophia, b. 1804; d. 18 Mar. 1888; unm.

264. ii. Canfield, " 1806; " unm.
-1-265. iii. William, " 1810.

-f-266. iv. Frankun, " 1813.



[149] MARY EMMONS", (Ebenezere, Ebenezer^,
SamueH, Samuel 2, Obadiah-, Thomas ^) dau. of Ebenezer
Emmons and Mary Mack, b. Middlefield, Mass., 23 March,
1793; m. 20 March, 1817, Justus Browning, b. Peru, Mass.,
27 Dec, 1794. He d. 1 May, 1820; she d. 10 Sept., 1822.

Children:
-h267. i. Mary Smith, b. 14 Sept. 1818.



[150] AMANDA, (sis. of Mary) b. Middlefield, Mass.,


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