14 Jan., 1797; m. 14 May, 1818, Timothy Root of Middle-
field, and d. 31 Dec, 1867.
 EBENEZER, (bro. of Amanda) geologist; b.
46 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION
Middlefield, Mass., 16 May, 1799; m. , Maria
Cone, b. 28 Dec, 1801. He d. 1 Oct., 1863.
Prof. Emmons graduated at Williams College 1818;
entered the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.,
and graduated in 1826; studied medicine at Berkshire
Medical School, and settled as a practitioner in Chester,
Mass. In 1828 he removed to Williamstown and was
appointed lecturer on chemistry in the college ; was professor
of mineralogy and geology therein, serving until his death;
was appointed State Geologist for the second district of
New York, by Gov. Marcy in 1836; appointed custodian of
the collection made by the survey which he held from
1842 to 1848.
In 1843 he began an investigation of the agricultural
resources of the state, and published five reports (1846-54
treating of its agricultural products, climate, soils, geology
and allied subjects. In 1848 he was appointed State geol-
ogist of North Carolina, and published several works relat-
ing to the geology and agricultural products of that state.
Remaining in Carolina until after the breaking out of
the war, he was not permitted to return to the northern
states, and died there in 1863. His name is borne by one
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
of the Adirondack peaks, and by the highest summit of East
Mountain in the Berkshire hills.
268. i. Amanda, b. m. Elias V. B. Conklin.
269. ii. EbenezER, " " Olive Adams.
270. iii. Mary, " " Chauncey Watson.
 HARMONY, (sis. of Ebenezer) b. Middlefield,
Mass., 1 Oct., 1807; m. 22 Nov., 1826, Samuel Hamilton, b.
Chester, Mass., 30 March, 1799.
 HARRIET, (sis. of Harmony) b. Middlefield,
Mass., 26 Nov., 1812; m. 27 Sept., 1837, Hon. Sumner
Uriah Church, of Middlefield, b. 17 Nov., 1810. (For their
children, see 496 to 500).
THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 47
 ERASTUS EMMONS GAY^, (Martha^, Nath-
aniel^, Samuel^, Samuel 3, Obadiah-, Thomas ^) druggist;
s. of Willard Gay and Martha Emmons; b. Dedham, Mass.,
9 May, 1820; m. 6 Sept., 1847, Lydia Gorden White, b.
Belfast, Me. He d. Burlington, Iowa, 1 Feb., 1897; she
res. Denver, Colo.
Children: b. Burlington, la.
271. i. Lucy Vaughan, b. 29 June 1849; d. 28 June 1850.
+ 272. ii. Mary Eleaxor, " 17 Mar. 1851.
273. iii. \V.\RREN Emmons, " 1 Sept. 1854; " 8 Aug. 1855.
274. iv. Thomas Merrick, " 1 Sept. 1854; " 18 June 1863.
+ 275. V. Elizabeth Gordon, " 15 Sept. 1856.
 DELIA EMMONS", (Willams^, Nathaniel s,
Samuel*^, Samuel 3, Obadiah-, Thomas ^) dau. of Hon,
Williams Emmons and Eleanor Wilde; b. Augusta, Me., 8
March, 1814; m. 5 Sept., 1838, Rev. Benjamin Tappan, D. D.
b. Augusta, Me., 25 June, 1815, d. 3 Dec., 1896; she d. 18
Mrs. Delia (Emmons) Tappan, was by intermarriage,
of Royal descent, and could trace her pedigree from Edward
III, King of England, down through seventeen generations,
as follows: —
1st. " Edward III., b. 13 Nov. 1312; proclaimed King of England January
25th, 1327; m. January 24th, 1328, Blanche, dau. of Henry
Plantegenet ; had
2nd. "John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster; had
3rd. "Lady De Beaufort, who m. secondly, Sir Ralph Xevill; had
4th. "Sir Edward Xevill, K. G., Baron, Bergavenny; had
5th. "Sir George Xevill, second Lord, Bergavenny; had
6th. "Sir George Xevill, third Lord, Bergavenny; had
7th. "Lady Mary Xevill, who m, Thomas Fiens, ninth Lord Dacre, who
was executed in 1541 ; had
8th. "Lady Margaret Fiens, Baroness Dacre, who m. in 1604, Sampson
Lennard, Esq, 11th Baron Dacre; had
9th. "Sir Henry Lennard, 12th Baron Dacre; had
10th. "Henry Lennard, Esq., had
11th. "Thomas Leonard, of Pontipool in Wales; had
12th. "James Leonard, of Taunton, Mass.; had
48 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION
13th. "Capt. James Leonard, of Raynhew; b. 1677; d. 1764; had
14th. " Lydia Leonard, who m. Col. Thomas Cobb; had
15th. "Gen. David Cobb, M. D., Lieut. Governor of Massachusetts; had
16th. "Eunice Cobb, who m. Judge Samuel S. Wilde, of the Superior
Court of Massachusetts; had
17th. "Eleanor Wilde, who m. Judge William Emmons, 24 May, 1813; had
18th. "Delia Emmons, who m. Rev. Benjamin Tappan, 5 Sept., 1838."
Dr. Tappan graduated at Bowdoin College in 1833; a
Bangor Seminary in 1837; was pastor at Hampden, N. H.,
in 1838; Charlestown, Mass., in 1848; and Norridgewock,
Me., in 1858.
276. i. Ellen Emmons, b. 6 Dec. 1839; d. 8 July 1895; unm.
+ 277. ii. Henry Lyman, " 2 Dec. 1841.
+ 278. iii. Elizabeth Winthrop, " 13 Aug. 1844.
279. iv. Williams Emmons, " 17 Feb. 1847. " 5 May 1849.
+ 280. v. Delia. " 8 Dec. 1848.
 Rev. HENRY VAUGHAN, (bro. of Delia) s. of
Hon. Willams Emmons and Lucy Vaughan; b. Augusta, Me.,
3 Nov., 1832; m. 6 Sept., 1865, Annie, dau. of Prof. George
Shephard; b. Bangor, Me., 19 Nov., 1838. Res. Northboro,
Dr. Emmons graduated at Amherst College in 1854; at
Bangor Theological Seminary in 1859; was Pastor at Pem-
broke and Perry, Me., from Nov. 1859 to Nov. 1861; then
took charge of a Christian Commission Station in Beaufort,
S. C, and in Virginia with the U. S. Army in the field during
the war of 1861-65; left Petersburg, Va., in March 1865; was
installed Pastor of the Congregational Church at Lancaster,
N. H., Sept. 1865, continuing until Oct. 1874; removed to
Hallowell, Me., where he engaged in Sunday School lesson
work and occasional preaching, until Dec. 1884, when he
returned to the ministry at Oxford, Me.; was Pastor at
Brownfield, Me., from Jan. 1887 to May 1890; at Kittery
Point, Me., until 1902. From thence, he removed to North-
boro, Mass., where he purchased a home in which, with his
two maiden sisters, Lucy and Sarah, he now resides.
Rev. Henry Vaughan Emmons, D. D.
THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 49
The old homestead of their father, Judge WiUiams
Emmons, was destroyed by fire in 1885.
281. i. Williams, b. 17 July 1S67; d. 19 July 1S67.
282. ii. Lucy Vaugh.^n, " 22 June 1870; a teacher, Boston.
283. Hi. Elizabeth Fuller, " 12 May 1873; a teacher, Chicago.
+ 284. iv. Henry Manning, " 8 May 1876.
285. V. Mary Willi.^ms, " 10 Apr. 1878; a teacher, Xorthboro.
 MARY IDE", (Mary^ Nathaniel s, Samuel S
Samuel 3, Obadiah^, Thomas ^) dau. of Rev. Jacob Ide and
Mary Emmons; b. 29 June, 1817; m. 29 March, 1837, Rev.
Charles T. Torrey, b. Scituate, Mass., 21 Nov., 1813, d. 9
May, 1846; she d. 6 Nov., 1869.
+ 286. i. Charles H., b. 1838.
+ 287. ii. Mary Emmons, " 29 Jan. 1840.
 Rev. JACOB IDE, Jr. (bro. of Mary) clergyman;
b. Medway, Mass., 7 Aug., 1823; m. 24 March, 1859; Helen
Maria Rogers, b. Mansfield, Mass., 6 April, 1835, d. 24 Feb.,
1891; he d. 23 March, 1898.
+ 288. i. John Emmons, b. 2 Aug. 1868. '-*'
 BENJAMIN EMMONS' , (Jonathans Jonathan ^
Jonathan^, Samuel-^, Obadiah-, Thomas ^) farmer; s. of
Jonathan Emmons and Mary Brainard; b. Nassau, N. Y.,
5 July, 1783; m. abt. 1804, Asenath. dau. of Amaziah Bailey
and Asenath Mansfield, of Nassau; b. 23 May, 1785; she d.
9 Dec, 1830; m. 2d. Almira Bignall, b. 24 Oct., 1795, d.
4 June, 1842; m. 3d. Catharine Van Ziol; m. 4th. 3 Dec,
1855, Sarah Esther Avery, b. Kent, Eng., 24 Nov., 1827;
he d. Harpersfield, O., 10 May, 1863.
50 THE EMMONS FAMILY
He resided in Alps, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., for six years
after his marriage in 1804; removed to the town of Pompey
(now Lafayette), Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1810; moved to
Brewerton, town of Cicero, in the same county in 1811; re-
turned to Lafayette in 1814; and again returned to the
town of Cicero, where he purchased by deed dated Dec. 13,
1820, one hundred acres of land located on lots No. 65-66
on which he erected and was proprietor of a log tavern.
In 1823 he returned to Brewerton and kept the tavern there;
also erected, and with his son Asa U. Emmons, conducted
a general store from 1826 to 1830. During the winter of
the latter year, his wife while on a visit to their former
home in Alps, was taken sick and died there, by reason of
which, he remained in Alps until after his second marriage,
her death, and for a time after his third wedding. This,
proving to be very uncongenial, they separated, and he
returned to Brewerton, where he resided until after her
In 1849 he began the erection of the "Fort Brewerton
House," located near the site of "Old Fort Brewerton"
in Oswego Co., N. Y.
In 1850, he migrated to Antioch, 111., where he married
his 4th wife, and from thence, removed to Harpersfield,
Ohio, in 1857, where he died in 1863, aged 80. His widow
d. 27 Jan., 1904, aged 76.
Children: by 1st wife.
Asa Upham, "
Alfred Brainard, "
disappeared in 18
by 4th wife.
Charles Alfred A.,"
m. and divorced
Minnie Avery M., "
 BRAINARD, (bro. of Benjamin) farmer; b.
Nassau, N. Y., 25 April, 1787; m. 1816, Christina Dilts, b.
16 Jan., 1798; she d. 20 March, 1824; m. 2d. 1826, Martha
THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 5 1
Tyler, b. Syracuse, N. Y., 27 May, 1804, d. 8 Jan., 1893;
he d. 8 July, 1862.
Brainard, a youth of seventeen, accompanied his
parents from Nassau to Brewerton, N. Y., in 1S04, and
assisted his father in various duties incident to the life of a
At the close of the war of 1812-15, he went to Canada,
and there married his first wife — a German girl — and settled
in the Niagara district, near W'ellandsport, Welland county.
After the death of his wife in 1824, he returned to Brewerton,
and there married again. In 1828 he returned to his farm
in Canada, where he resided until the Canada rebellion in
1838, when, rather than be conscripted, he rented his farm
and removed to Meadsville, Crawford Co., Pa., where his
daughter Mary had her home. Remaining here five years,
he returned to Canada, and in March 1856, emigrated to
Sandwich, 111., where in company with his son Theodore,
they erected a brick hotel, which was called the 'Emmons
House.' He made Sandwich his home until his decease in
1862, aged 75.
It is said of him; " That he was a quiet man in all his
ways, both in planning and executing, and was possessed
with a quiet sense of humor."
Children: by 1st wife.
1821; d. 20
1851 ; unm.
52 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION
 ISAAC, (bro. of Brainard) farmer; b. Nassau,
N. Y., 17 July, 1789; m. 1810, Judy Loomis, b. Conn., 14
July, 1790; d. 14 June, 1858; he d. Antioch, 111., 20 Jan.,1853.
By deed of October 4, 1816, he purchased of his father,
50 acres of land on Military lot No. 9, town of Cicero, county
of Onondaga, N. Y. Later he purchased 50 acres more on
lot No. 10, adjoining his first purchase. On this he erected
a commodious log dwelling in which his children were born.
In 1827 he purchased for $200 the site and erected the
present 'upper hotel' in the village of Brewerton, N. Y.
In a trade made with his father in 1829, he sold the hotel
property for $1,200, and after the death of his father in
1835, he bought it back of the heirs, and conducted it until
1842, when he removed to Antioch, 111., where he died in
1853, ae. 64.
Children: b. Brewerton, N. Y.
b. 10 Oct.
" 11 Sept.
" 9 June
" 11 Oct.
" 21 Mar.
" 25 Nov.
unm. ; res. Chicago.
" 5 Dec.
d. 13 Aug. 1832.
 LYDIA, (sis. of Isaac) b. Nassau, N. Y., 31 Aug.,
1791; m. 1811, Gurdon Hoskins, farmer, b. 25 Oct., 1783,
d. Brewerton, 3 July, 1844; she d. same place, 2 Dec, 1856.
Mr. Hoskins after his marriage settled at Cicero, N. Y.
Later he purchased of his father-in-law, a farm on lot No. 9,
a little west of Brewerton, the deed of which bears date of
Dec. 7, 1822.
Although it has passed through many hands, since his
decease in 1844, it still retains the name of the Hoskins'
farm. Near its south-east corner is what is known as the
Hoskins' cemetery, in which himself and wife, with many of
the Emmons relatives are interred.
+ 318. i. Orinda, b. 26 Jan. 1813.
THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 53
CVREXUS P., '
 SAMUEL, (bro. of Lydia) farmer; b. Nassau,
X. Y., 26 Feb., 1794; m. 1 Jan., 1818, Hannah, dau. of
Ebenezer Loomis; she d. 9 Dec., 1836; m. 2d. 22 Oct., 1837,
Harriet, Auringer, b. CHfton Springs, N. Y., 14 Aug., 1818,
d. Brewerton, 19 June, 1892, aged 75; he d. Brewerton, 27
Dec, 1893, aged 99 years, 10 months and 1 day.
When a lad of ten years, Samuel came with his father's
family to Brewerton. X. Y. ^^'hen he had passed his
fifteenth year, he was apprenticed to Mr. David Frink — a
Quaker — residing in Manhus, X. Y., to learn the trade of a
tanner and currier. He worked at the trade until X'ovem-
ber, 1812, when he joined a troop raised in Manlius for the
defence of the frontier against the British, and proceeded
with them to Sacket's Harbor, where he was stationed for
three or four months. For this service he was granted a
pension of eight dollars per month, from May 1878, until his
decease. He then returned to his father's home in Christian
Hollow, in the town of Lafayette, and labored on the farm
until he married his first wife. By a deed of June 28, 1819,
he purchased of his father 100 acres on lot No. 9, town of
Cicero, about one mile south-west of Brewerton. Ten
years later by deed of April 3, 1829, he added 47 acres to his
former purchase. Upon this farm his children were born;
on it his wife Hannah died; to it he brought his second wife;
and here, after nearly one hundred years of active life he
He retained his physical and mental faculties in a
remarkable degree, up to his 98th year, and to him the
author is indebted for much information concerning the
history of his ancestry, and their descendants.
54 THE EMMONS EAMIIvY
Children: by 1st wife.
+ 326. i. Cynthia M., b. 5 Sept. 1818.
+ 327. ii. Almeda,
+ 328. iii. LucRETiA,
+ 329. iv. Franklin L.,
+ 330. V. Hannah C,
+ 331. vi. Jonathan E.,
16 Nov. 1820.
28 Apr. 1824.
24 Feb. 1827.
12 Aug. 1833.
7 May 1836.
 ELI, (bro. of Samuel) trapper; b. Nassau, N. Y.,
15 July, 1796; m. abt. 1820, Olive King, b. abt. 1800, d. 1840;
he d. 13 Oct., 1837.
He had 80 acres of land lying on the south shore of the
Oneida River, in the extreme north-west corner of the town
of Cicero, which he bought of his father in 1825. He did
not improve his land to any extent, but occupied his time
in hunting, fishing and trapping. He claimed to have been
the first inventor of the revolver pistol, a claim which
appears to have been well substantiated, but by reason of
his death shortly after, his claim was never pressed. He
died intestate, leaving a widow and seven minor children.
Children: b. Brewerton, N. Y.
+ 332. i. Charles, b. 1823.
14 Aug. 1824.
4 Sept. 1826.
23 June 1832.
8 Feb. 1835.
+ 333. ii. RosETTA,
+ 334. iii. Rhoda,
+ 335. iv. Sylvester,
+ 336. V. Olive D.,
+ 337. vi. Asahel B.,
+ 338. vii. ElEnora,
 MARY, (sis. of EH) b. Nassau, N. Y., 17 Feb.,
1799; m. 1818, Joseph Evans, carpenter; b. Boston, Mass.,
27 Dec, 1780, d. 25 Jan., 1859; she d. 2 June, 1882. She
was always known as 'Aunt Polly.'
+ 339. i. Mary Ann, b. 9 Nov. 1819.
+ 340. ii. Esther, " 15 Mar. 1822.
+ 341. iii. Ambrose, " 14 Oct. 1824.
342. iv. Harrison, " 3 Apr. 1834; d. 12 May 1836.
THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 55
 JONATHAN, (bro. of Mary) b. Nassau, N. Y.,
27 June, ISOl; m. Abula, dau. of Ethel and Betsey Kinne;
he d. Brewerton, N. Y., 10 Aug., 1840; his wife survived
him and m. a Mr. Barnes of Chicago, 111.
He was the youngest child of his father by his first wife.
He was only one month old at her death, and was brought
up by his mother's sister, who resided near Utica, N. Y.
He married at Brewerton, but at what date is unknown.
As shown by deeds, he was the owner of several parcels of
land in and near Brewerton. He died without issue, and
was buried in the Hoskin's cemetery at the latter place.
 AM ASA, (bro. of Jonathan) farmer; s. of Jona-
than Emmons and his second wife, Nancy Avery; b. Brewer-
ton, N. Y., 6 May, 1806; m. Lora Smith, of Tully, N. Y.
He died Aug. 1875.
As shown by deed of March 26, 1831, he purchased 51
acres on lot No. 9, near Brewerton, and sold the same
Feb. 6, 1836. By deed of March 29, 1838, the interest of
two brothers, and three sisters, in their father's estate was
conveyed to him, and on Feb. 4, 1842, he secured his
brother Brainard's share of the same. On Aug. 31, 1845,
he Quit-claimed all of his estate to his brother William A.
Emmons, and soon after removed to Hillsdale, Mich., where
he resided for a number of years, and then settled in the
vicinity of Fort Dodge, Iowa, where his wife Lora died, and
he remarried. His wife, Lora Smith, was one of the first
members at the organization of the ' Church of Christ '
(Disciples) at Tully, N. Y., of which he was also a member.
(We have been unable to get any trace of any of his descend-
ants since his death.)
Children: by 1st wife.
56 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION
 HARRIET, (sis. of Amasa) b. Brewerton, N. Y.,
17 Jan., ISOS; m. 6 July, 1826, William Scammell, of La-
fayette, N. Y., she d. 23 April, 1863; he d. 15 Jan., 1887.
Children: b. Lafayette, N. Y.
350. i. DiANTHA C, h. 12 Dec. 1827; d. 14 Aug. 1872;unni.
351. ii. Galutia Elon, " 4 June 1831; " 7 Oct. 1878; unm.
352. iii. Lucy Ann, " ; In Onon. Co. Home, demented
+ 353. iv. John Fenner, " 14 F'eb. 1848.
 MARTHA HOLMES, (sis. of Harriet) b. La-
fayette, N. Y., 2 Jan., 1813; m. 15 Jan., 1834, George Down,
farmer; b. England, 15 May, 1808, d. Brewerton, N. Y.,
8 March, 1852; she m. 2d. 11 April, 1875, James McKinley;
he d. 1882; she d. 9 Aug., 1892.
The following sketch was written by her grand-daughter
Miss Belle L. Ladd: —
"My grand-mother Martha's earlier years were passed
in the quiet seclusion of her parent's home. Her education
was fair as the limited privileges of that early day would
permit. Many times in her girlhood days, would she ride
unaccompanied, from her home in Lafayette to Brewerton,
a distance of twenty-eight miles, on horse-back, to make
her brothers a visit, the corduroy road for many a mile
being bordered on either hand by the sombre shade of the
primeval forest. That part of the way by her most dreaded,
was that which leads from the Onondaga's Castle, through
the swamp which at that time occupied what is now a large
part of the City of Syracuse, to the village of Salina.
"In 1834, she married George Down, a young English
farmer, and settled down during the succeeding ten years,
to the enjoyments of a quiet home, and the responsibilities
of motherhood. They then purchased a farm on the north
shore of the Oneida river, one mile west of Brewerton, where
another son and daughter was born to them, and where the
first sad calamity came to mar their happiness, in the death
of one of their twin daughters, in her eighteenth year, after
a brief illness of five days with brain fever. In less than
seven weeks after her death, the father joined her on the
THE EMMOXS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION 57
Other shore. The twin sister was also stricken with the
same disease, and after Hngering for three months, she too,
was united with the others in a land where sickness and
death are unknown.
" The widow's cup of sorrow was not yet full; for in the
succeeding winter, she was called upon to part with her
youngest child, the pet daughter of the family, only live
years of age.
"All the energy and business tact, hitherto lying
dormant, was by the force of circumstances brought to the
front, and by her methodical and energetic management,
she not only raised her remaining children to be useful
members of society, but accumulated for her and them a
fair portion of this world's goods.
"In 1875 she married James McKinlev, an estimable
gentleman of Cicero, X. Y., with whom she lived until his
decease in 1882, when she returned to Brewerton, where she
died August 9th, 1892, aged 79; retaining her mental
faculties to the last.
"Her funeral obsequies were held in the 'Church of
Christ' at Brewerton, of which she had been a member for
nearly forty years. She rests side by side with her departed
loved ones, in Riverside Cemetery, bv the shore of the
Children: by 1st husband.
+ 354. i. Calista Blexdexa, b. 18 Oct. 1836.
d. 23 Jan. 1857.
" 23 Apr. 1857.
 WILLIAM AVERY, (bro. of Martha H.) farmer;
b. Brewerton, N. Y., 20 March, 1815; m. 3 Jan., 1839,
Esther Blendena Mason, b. Truxton, N. Y., 22 May, 1820;
d. 15 March, 1896; he d. Manlius, N. Y., 4 March, 1882.
The following sketch was furnished by his eldest
•' 30 Sept.
" 30 Sept.
" 16 Feb.
" 24 Jan.
" 4 Jan.
58 THE EMMONS FAMILY SEVENTH GENERATION
daughter, Mrs. Marion F. Clark, of Onondaga Valley, N. Y.
"William Avery Emmons, the fifteenth child of Jona-
than Emmons, was born in the town of Cicero, county of
Onondaga, N. Y., March 20, 1815. While a child, his
parents removed to Lafayette, his mother carrying him on
horseback over a corduroy road where Syracuse now stands.
Here his childhood and young manhood was spent upon the
farm of his father, and in attending the nearest school.
"On January 3d, 1839, he married Esther Blendena
Mason, daughter of Jesse and Esther Mason, of Truxton,
Cortland county, who were among the sturdy old stock of
settlers of this county. They resided on a farm near the
Mason homestead, where three children were born to them.
In about 1847 they moved into a house near the home of his
father, and later into his father's homestead, where four
children were born. In about 1850 his health failed and he
rented the farm, living in Tully two years, where the young-
est son was born. In 1859 he bought a place in Onondaga
Valley for the purpose of educating his large family, which
now consisted of two sons and five daughters, one girl having
died in infancy.
"They all received a good education at the Onondaga
Academy, before scattering to the world's work. After
some years, he bought a large farm among the beautiful
Tully lakes, and removed thither, but again returned to the