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Monday, July 27, 1998

copied from Stephen Charles Emery's webpage: Shttp://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/scemer01/EMERY/index.htm#toc

Descendants of George Emery

First Generation


1. George1 Emery(1) birth date unknown. He married Johannah.

George Emery and Johannah had the following child:

+ 2 i. Jacob2 Emery was born October 11, 1759.(2)

Second Generation

2. Jacob2 Emery (George1)(3) was born in Sussex or Essex Co, NJ October 11, 1759.(4) Jacob may have been born in Morris Co, NJ. His birth date is recorded as 1760 in a copy of a family bible according to the notes of Calvin Emery. According to Barbara Hoskins, he was probably born in Essex County, NJ. Jacob died April 21, 1824 in Sussex Co, NJ, at 64 years of age.(5) According to Calvin Emery's notes, "Sussex Co Records, GD p 85. Transfer from George Emery and wife to Wm Myers, for wife Mary, dau of Jacob Emery, dec, says he was "of Delaware, Pike Co, PA" Letter from John Biles says he died in Sandyston Township, near where he is buried."

His body was interred in Sandyston Twp., Sussex Co, NJ, Mettler Cemetery.(6)

He married twice. He married Elizabeth Ross March 2, 1778.(7) Elizabeth was born in Probably Morris Co, NJ October 5, 1761.(8) According to information copied by Calvin Emery from Jacob Emery's Bible by his son, David, Elizabeth was born on 5 September 1763. She was the daughter of David Ross and Experience. Elizabeth died April 15, 1815 in Sussex Co, NJ, at 53 years of age.(9) Her body was interred in Sandyston Twp., Sussex Co, NJ, Mettler Cemetery.(10) He married Mary Rupert in Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, September 25, 1817.(11) Marriage date of Mary and Jacob is according to the Court Records, Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, BAP 207. Mary Rupert was married by Rev. Joseph Campbell. She may have remarried soon after Jacob Emery's death. According to the land records (Bk D3, page 84, April 4, 1825), Mary Shay, formerly Mary Emery, of Sandyston, Sussex County, transferred lands formerly belonging to Jacob Emery, to Joseph Fleming (husband of Elizabeth Shay, grandaughter of Jacob Emery).

Mary is listed as "Mary Rubert" in the Case book of marriages. Jacob married Elizabeth Ross first, and Mary Rupert second.

Jacob's parents are George and Johannah Emery. (according to the notes of Calvin Emery).

Jacob's inventory of his estate was recorded in the Sussex County Records in PB 1824 on page 01772. His inventory was taken on April 30, 1824 and proved on April 30, 1824. The administrators were Luther Clark and Jonathan Emery. The appraisers were John Layton and Aaron Clark.

Jacob was a soldier. He served in the War of Revolution and possibley the War of 1812. According to the PA Archives, page 411, 428, New Jersey Men who served in the War with Great Britain, 1812-1815, page 83. "Emery, Jacob. Served as a private in Morris Co., N.J. militia (S-584) Probably born in Essex Co.; he and his wife Elizabeth baptized in and became members of First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J., 1782." (See, "Men from Morris Co, NJ who served in the American Revolution", compiled by Barbara Hoskins, published by the library of Morristown, NJ, (1979), page 63.) Jacob saw service in the War of Revolution from 1778-1781 in Capt. Alexander Forseman's company, Col. Jacob Stroud's PA Regt, and in the Morris Co, NJ Militia. (It is possible he served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt. Alexander Reading's Company of Infantry, Second Regt NJ Detailed Militia, Sussex Co, from Sept. 8, 1814 to Dec. 5, 1814 - although this would mean he was well into his fifties when he enlisted.)

Jacob Emery and Elizabeth Ross had the following children:

1. + 3 i. Jonathan3 Emery was born July 29, 1779.(12)
2. + 4 ii. Johannah Emery was born March 12, 1782.(13)
3. + 5 iii. Experience Emery was born January 23, 1784.(14)
4. + 6 iv. Nathan Emery was born February 8, 1786.(15)
5. + 7 v. George Emery was born March 19, 1788.(16)
6. + 8 vi. Hannah Emery was born January 9, 1790.(17)
7. 9 vii. Sarah "Sally" Emery(18) was born in NJ November 10, 1791.(19) She married
Ê three times. She married Caleb Robertson. She married Unknown Ennes. She married Ê Abraham Keen December 20, 1809.(20) Sarah married Abraham first, Caleb second. TheCase marriage book listed Sarah as "Sally Emmery".
8. + 10 viii. Luther Emery was born October 21, 1794.(21)
9. 11 ix. David Emery(22) was born February 19, 1796. He married three times. He married Unknown Titman. He married Mary Sheilds in Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, February 18, 1821.(23) He married Mary Barton in Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, December 9, 1826.(24) David married Miss Titman third.
10. + 12 x. Abner Emery was born March 2, 1800.(25)
11. 13 xi. Susannah Emery(26) was born March 20, 1802.(27) Susannah died April 1802.(28)
12. 14 xii. Mary Emery(29) was born in NJ March 26, 1804.(30) She married William Johnson Meyers in Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, February 29, 1822.(31) Mary and William were married by Rev. James G. Force. The Case book of marriages lists the date of marriage as February 2, 1822 (with William's name misspelled).
13. + 15 xiii. Jacob Ross Emery was born April 3, 1806.(32)

In July of 1998 ,through the web page of Nancy Pascal, http://www.gate.net/~pascalfl/index.html,
I discovered that my hunches about Jacob Emery where correct. ÊFrom her data-base come the following information:

Descendants of Jacob Emery

1 Jacob Emery b: October 11, 1759 d: April 21, 1824 in Sandyston, Sussex Co., NJ
Source: John Colegrove's Home Page http://www.faradic.net/~jcolegrove/html/d0003/g000039
Source: Sue Whipple (re: Jacob Ross Emery)Buried: Mettler Cemetery, Sandyston Twp.

......+Elizabeth Ross b: October 05, 1761 d: April 15, 1815 in Sandyston, Sussex Co., NJ m: March 02, 1778 in Sussex Co., NJ Buried: Mettler Cemetery, Sandystone Twp.

........2 George Emery b: March 19, 1788 in Morris Co., NJ ? d: March 09, 1867 Source: Walpack DRC Records ................+Elizabeth Keen b: Abt 1789 m: June 06, 1809

..................3 John Keen Emery b: June 06, 1810

..........................+Ann Margaret S. Savercool b: April 12, 1815 in Hardwick, Sussex Co., NJ m: Abt 1835

Father: John Savercool Mother: Anna Maria Groover

..................3 Hannah Emery b: April 09, 1812

..................3 Jacob Emery b: January 22, 1815 in Sussex Co., NJ?

d: December 29, 1887 in Bradford Co., PA

..........................+Susan Savercool b: Abt 1818 m: February 17, 1844 in Sussex Co., NJ (Marriage Book A) Father: William Savercool

Mother: Catherine A. Wyker

........2 Nathan Emery b: Abt 1790

Source: Walpack DRC Records

................+Cornelia Brodhead b: Abt 1792

........2 Sarah Emery b: Abt 1791

................+Abraham Keen b: July 03, 1788 in Hardwick, Sussex Co., NJ m: December 12, 1809 in Sussex Co., NJ (Marriage Book A)

Father: John Keen Mother: Eva Elizabeth

........2 Jacob Ross Emery b: April 03, 1806 in Sandyston Twp, Sussex Co., NJ

Source: John Colegrove's <http://www.faradic.net/~jcolegrove/html>

................+Sarah Ann Ennes b: February 10, 1813 in Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ Father: Levi Ennes Mother: Mary Adams


Nancy Pascal: pascalfl@gate.net


From my bookLine of Descent of George Roger Gilbert :


Great - Great - Great - Great - Grandparents


124. George Emery & 125. Elizabeth Keen - ( John Keen Emery, 62; Susanna Emery, 31; Jane Elizabeth Gunderman, 15; Loretta DeWitt, 07; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01) - George Emery was born about 1787 most probably in the town of Hardwick, Sussex Co., NJ. His parents are at this time unknown to me but I suspect they may have been the Jacob and Elisabeth Emery who are buried in the Bevan Cemetery in Layton on the Old Mine Road in Sandystone Township, Sussex Co., NJ.


Thursday, August 14, 1975

After visiting the Sussex County Library to copy the Keen's in the 1850 census, I drove home by way of Layton, Sandystone Twsp. Sussex co. and on the "Old Mine Road", New Jersey route 521 - the oldest 100 mile road in America - I came upon what must be the Bevan's Cemetery. I had visited it once before and knew an Elizabeth Emery is buried there. The cemetery contains graves of Bevan's, Morgans's, De Puy's, Mettler's, Cramer's, Dusenbery's, Loder's, Stoll's, Meyer's and others.

I copied:

Even Bevans Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCatharine Ê Ê Mary Ann Dau of Ê Ê I. Emery died Ê ÊElizabeth Emery
Died: April 27, Ê Ê Ê Êwife of Ê Ê Thomas & Clarissa ÊApril 21, 1824 ÊD. April 15, 1815
1849 ae 86.4.5 Ê Ê Even Bevans Ê Ê Ê Perrigo Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êae 64.5.10 Ê Ê Ê Ê ae 53.5.10
Revolutionary Ê Êd, Sept 15, 1846 d. Apr. 11, 1856
war soldier Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ae 75.7.2 Ê Ê Ê Ê ae 14.7.2

I first copied the Even Bevans inscription because of the peculiarity of the name. Then I discovered other names of interest including the Emery names. In 1975 I had not been long at the search for relatives and did not take care in reading and copying gravestone inscriptions. It is possible that I interpreted a weather worn J. Emery as being I. Emery. The index of wills I had earlier found shows one Jacob Emery had an inventory of his property done after his death in 1824.


Saturday, October 21,1972

NEW JERSEY INDEX OF WILLS - Volumn III - Sussex County - LN46 ABn

Emery, George 3469s Inv. 1867
" , Jacob 1772s Inv. 1824
" , John K. 3039s Inv. 1859

It is possible that an I. Emery and a Jacob Emery would die in the same year but I now believe the inscription in the Bevan Cemetery is for Jacob Emery. This Jacob Emery would have been born in 1760 thus being the correct age to be father to George, born 1787, and Nathan, born 1786. The following articles appeared in Sussex County newspapers, and one shows that in 1886, Nathan Emery moved from Milford, PA to the Robert Bevan farm in the township of Sandystone, Sussex Co., NJ the same place in which the Bevan cemetery can be found.

Saturday, March 16, 1974

The Sussex Register ( a Weekly), Newton, N.J., Friday morning, April 22, 1859
Died - At Swartswood, on the 16th inst., John Emery, aged about 50 years.

In searching for the death notice of Margaret Emery, I used the family bible record which states " April 1886". I searched April 1865 and 66 but could find none. Then I went to lunch, came back and looked again. This time I noticed and copied from the Sussex Register:

Wednesday morning April 7, 1886 - Died at Swartswood, April 3, Margaret Shaw, aged 74 years.
At the same time I found under Sandystone items - Nathan Emery of Milford moved to the Robert Bevan Farm.

On January 6, 1809, George Emery married Elizabeth Keen, daughter of Johannes and Eva Elizabeth Keen.

Monday, April 11, 1977

Home for Easter Vacation. Went to the Sussex County "Homestead" Library. The reference librarian gave me a two page mimeo sheet called "Genealogical Research in Sussex County" which I zeroxed and will place in the folder at the back of this volume.

From this list of things genealogical that are available in the library, I asked for and looked through "Sussex County Marriages, 1795 to 1853".

This list is a copy of a copy of the list in the Sussex County Clerk's office. From it I discovered:

....................

5 Jan. 1803 - Emmery, Hannah to George Van Herte (Van Neste - see page 21, vol. III)

6 Jan. 1809 - Emmery, George to Elizabeth Keen

20 Dec. 1809 - Emmery, Sally (Sarah) to Abraham Keen

25 Sept. 1817- Emery, Jacob to Mary Rubert

17 Feb. 1844 - Emery, Jacob to Susan Savacool


Elizabeth Keen was born June 10, 1785 in Hartwick, Sussex Co., NJ and was baptised July 12, 1785 in the Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, Sussex Co., NJ which was originally the Lutheran Congregation of Hartwick. Johannes Kunkle and his wife Margaretha were sponsors or witnesses to the baptism of Elizabeth Keen. Those same church records show her brother, Abraham, being born July 3, 1788, baptised Aug. 19, 1788 and witnesses George Wintermute and his wife, Nancy. Older brother, Johann Georg Keen was born Feb. 14, 1783, baptised April 21, 1783 witnesses were Georg Kuhn and his wife, Anna Barbara Schwartzwelder, probably the grandparents.

Thursday, June 26, 1975

Made a trip to the Syracuse Public Library. A review of the original entries in the Emery bible shows Anna Savacool listed as child number seven at about the time Jacob Savacool remarried, 1844. She was about 17 years of age at the time and I believe was sent to live with her older sister. I went to the library looking fo some evidence to prove this. I ended up copying some records already copied by me. My original copies are scattered throughout the notes. I copied these again for the original spellings and the new names

Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey Volumn 42 pp 33, 64, 105 Stillwater Presbyterian Church Baptisms (was originally the Lutheran Congregation of Hartwick, Oct 12, 1769)


Date of Birth

Date of Bapt. Ê Ê Ê Parents Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊChild Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊSponsors

Aug. 1, 1781 Ê Ê Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Maria Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Adam Kunkel & wife
Nov. 1, 1781 Ê Ê Barbara

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ Ê Peter Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊAnna Maria Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJacob Stohly & wife
Dec. 8, 1782 Ê Ê Catharine

Feb. 14, 1783 Ê Johannes Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohann Georg Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Georg Kuhn & his wife
Apr. 21, 1783 Ê Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Anna Barbara

June 10, 1785 Ê Johannes Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohannes Kunkel &his
July 12, 1785 Ê Eva Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êwife, Margareth

July 23, 1786 Ê Johann Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Johannes Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êthe father
Aug. 12, 1786 Ê Elisabeth

June 30, 1787 Ê Johann Adam Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Maria Magdalena Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êthe parents
July 24, 1787 Ê Barbara

July 3, 1788 Ê ÊJohannes Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Abraham Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê George Wintermute
Aug. 19, 1788 Ê Eva Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Nancy

Oct. 6, 1788 Ê Ê Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Johann Friedrich Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Georg Kuhn
Nov. 25, 1788 Ê Elisabeth

May 31, 1789 Ê Adam Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Jepthah Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êthe parents
July 7, 1789 Ê ÊDina

Sept. 2, 1790 Ê Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Abraham Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Jacob Stahly &his
Nov. 7, 1790 Ê ÊElisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê wife Marg:

May 3, 1793 Ê ÊJohannes Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohann Jacob Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
July 11, 1793 Ê& his wife

1793 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Andreas Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the father
1793 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Anna Maria

Jan 10, 1795 Ê Georg Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Chatarina Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohannes Wass &his
Mar 3, 1795 Ê ÊMaria Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê wife, Maria

May 2, 1795 Ê Johannes Kuehn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Georg Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êthe parents
Apr. 28, 1795 ÊAnna

Aug. 5, 1795 Ê Georg Kuehn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊIsaac Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
Sept 12, 1795 ÊElisabeth

April 1, 1796 ÊJohannes Kuehn Ê Ê Ê Ê Johann Wilhelm Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Elisabeth Mueller
July 10, 1796 ÊMargaretha

May 3, 1796 Ê ÊFriedrich Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Johann Zipperle &
July 10, 1796 ÊMargarethe Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê his wife

Oct. 15, 1796 Ê Johannes Kuehn Ê Ê Ê Ê Elisabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
Apr. 25, 1797 ÊHanna

Nov.25, 1801 Ê Johannes Kihn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNancy
May 27, 1802 Ê Margaretha

Nov. 15, 1803 ÊConrad Barbara Kuhn Ê Maria Barbara
Feb. 16, 1804 ÊCatharina (Titman)

Apr. 25, 1804 ÊJohn Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Aaron Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
Aug 8, 1804 Ê ÊMargaretha

Apr.18, 1807 Ê Peter Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êthe parents
June 1, 1807 Ê Susanna

- 26, 1808 Ê Ê Conrad Kuhn Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Margaretha
June 22, 1808 ÊCatharina

Apr. 20, 1809 ÊPeter Kien Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMaria Anna Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
Sept. 10, 1809 ÊSusanna

Mar. 14, 1810 ÊConrad Kien Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCatharina Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê the parents
June 9, 1810 Ê ÊCatharine

Dec. 20, 1813 Ê Conrad Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊAbraham
Sept.11, 1814 Ê Catherine

Feb. 23, 1817 Ê George Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMargaret Cass Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊBapt. at the house of
June 7, 1818 Ê ÊCatharine Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJohn Cass

Dec. 6, 1818 Ê ÊGeorge Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Phebe Mariah
July 9, 1820 Ê ÊCatharine

Aug. 11, 1820 Ê George Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Elisabeth Shewer
June 3, 1821 Ê ÊCatharine

The mother of Elizabeth and Abraham Keen, Eva Elisabeth Keen, died February 13, 1793 at the age of 34 years, 8 months and 4 days and is buried in the old Stillwater Cemetery outside Stillwater, Sussex Co., NJ. Her gravestone contains the following inscription:

Kiehn, Eva Elisabeth, b. June 11, 1758 d. Feb. 13, 1793 ae 34.8.4

Whether their father Johannes Keen remarried and became father to other children, I do not know.

In the records of the Walpack Congregation of the Reformed Dutch Church can be found the baptismal records of John Keen Emery and his sister Hannah, children of George and Elizabeth (Keen) Emery as well as the record of Mary Keen, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Emery) Keen. Abraham and Elizabeth Keen were brother and sister. I suspect that George and Sarah Emery were brother and sister, and they may have had brothers Jacob and Nathan as well as a sister, Hannah. It appears by these records that brother and sister Emery married sister and brother Keen. This also happened in the next two generations of this family when John Keen Emery and brother Jacob married sisters Margaret and Susan Savercool and then three of John Keen Emery's 13 children, 2 sisters and 1 brother, married three of Peter Gunderman's eight children, 2 brothers and 1 sister. The baptisms of the children of Nathan and Cornelia (Broadhead) Emery and George and Hannah (Emery) Van Neste are also recorded around the same time.

Wednesday, April 25, 1973

Today I went to the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, New York hoping to find information about the Mandevilles. The library is an old colonial type house of brick. Upstairs they have a pretty good collection of History and Genealogical books. In collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Volumn V. - Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records 1737-1830 974.71 N42 G.Ref. in the section on the "Church Register of the Walpack Congregation" the following children were baptized by Thomas Pomp, Reformed Minister of EasterPennsylvania.

page Ê Ê Ê date Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êparents Ê Ê Ê Ê Êchildren Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê date of birth

72 ÊJuly 24,1813 Ê Ê George Emery Ê Ê Ê John Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê6 June, 1810
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Keen Ê Ê ÊHannah Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 9 April, 1812

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ Abraham Keen Ê Ê Ê Mary Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê25 Jan., 1813
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊSarah Emery

64 Ê Oct. 28,1811 Ê Ê Nathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊCyrus Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê4 July, 1810
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

66 Ê Oct. 11, 1812 Ê ÊNathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊElenor Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 28 June, 1812
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

68 Ê Oct. 23,1814 Ê Ê Nathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊJulia Ann Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 11 Feb., 1814
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

69 Ê Feb. 4, 1816 Ê Ê Nathan Emery Ê Ê Ê Ê Cornelia Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê16 Dec., 1815
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

75 Ê Aug. 9, 1818 Ê Ê Nathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊOliver Perry Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê6 April,1818
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

77 Ê April 9, 1819 Ê ÊNathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊPhebe Jane Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 10 Feb., 1820
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ Nicholas Broadhead Ê ÊEffe Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 24 Dec., 1819
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMargaret Owens

82 Ê Dec. 28,1822 Ê Ê Nathan Emery Ê Ê Ê ÊJames Hamilton Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 10 May, 1822
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelia Broadhead

86 Ê July 10, 1825 Ê ÊNathan Emery Ê Ê Ê Ê Susan Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê19 Aug.,1824
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Cornelia Broadhead

90 Ê July 24, 1827 Ê ÊNathan Emery Ê Ê Ê Ê Hannah Elizabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê15 June, 1826
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Cornelia Broadhead

70 Ê May 20, 1816 Ê Ê George Van Neste Ê Ê ÊIsaac Hankinson Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 4 Feb., 1814
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Hannah Emery Ê Ê ÊÊ Jacob Ross Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê4 April, 1816

Monday, May 28, 1973

Home for Memorial Day weekend! Mom, nephews Kenneth Earl, Jr., Charles Robert and niece, Carol Nancy Gilbert accompanied me to the Dingman's Ferry Cemetery. Copied the following:

Nathan Emery born: February 8, 1786 - died: February 14, 1873

Cornelia (Broadhead - not engraved on the stone) his wife born:May 21, 1786 - died: July 6, 1865

Eleanor Emery born: June 28, 1812 - died: May 21, 1866

Julia A. Emery born: February 11, 1814 - died: July 6, 1870

Arthur Emery died:October 1, 1904 aged 49 years

Sophia E. Emery born: November 29, 1831 - died: January 11, 1835

On the same side of the stone appeared Daughters of Nathan and Cornelia Emery.

on the other side - Maria E. Emery born: October 30, 1829 - Died: in Eustus Florida August 12, 1908

Robert S. Howell born: July 30, 1818 - died: January 19, 1875

Phebe J. Howell born: February 10, 1820 - died: February 24, 1896

Hanna wife of Cyrus Emery born: November 30, 1822 - died: Decmeber 17, 1852

Cyrus Emery died: April 10, 1893 aged 82 years 9 months and 6 days

and on another lot James H. Emery born: May 10, 1823 - died: December 31, 1894

Hattie L. Buckley, his wife born: November 8, 1835 - died: May 22, 1907

on another lot Jane Emery born: April 24, 1868 - died: January 29, 1916

on still another Jesse C. Emery 1897 - 1962

Crissie A. Emery 1866 - 1936

Nathan T. Emery 1863 - 1934

Abigail Emery 1895 -

on still another lot:

Frances Ellen Emery wife of Robert D. Latimer

born: August 30, 1844 died: April 22, 1920

on the lot where Nathan Emery and Cornelia are buried was a large monument and then at one corner a small one engraved:

Augustus C. Emery 1842 - 1931

The United States Census helps us find where and when George and Elizabeth Emery lived. George outlived his son John Keen Emery by about eight years.

Friday, August 18, 1972

I have just spent Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week looking at micro films of United States Censuses. The Syracuse Public Library has the census for every county in New York State from 1790 to 1880, New England states census from 1790 thru 1850 and New Jersey census for 1830,1840 and 1850. No New Jersey census was taken previous to 1830. Census before 1850 listed the head of the household and the number of family members by sex and age. Beginning with 1850 the census contained the names of all people living in the house, their age, occupation and birthplace plus other items.

Although I copied several names that I now know are insignificant to my search, I did find a wealth of information. Below I will attempt to record it.

1850 CENSUS - SUSSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY

Town Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊName Ê Ê ÊAge Ê Occupation Ê Êcensus # Ê Ê Ê Birthplace

Stillwater ÊGeorge Emery Ê 63 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê152-159 Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Ê Ê Ê63 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJacob Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê35 Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê 154-161 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊSusan Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê32 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary A. Ê Ê Ê Ê 4 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊPhebe R. Ê Ê Ê Ê2 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊRobert Ê Ê Ê 10/12 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "


Stillwater John K. Emery Ê Ê39 Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê 183-189 Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Margaret Ê Ê Ê Ê 34 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Mary Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 13 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê George Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 11 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Susannah Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê9 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Andrew S. Ê Ê Ê Ê 8 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê John Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê6 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Cornelius M. Ê Ê Ê3 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJoseph M. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê2 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " ÊÊ Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊHenry Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê11/12 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êliving with shoemaker Stephen L. Foster
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJacob Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 14 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê202-208 Ê Ê Ê Ê "

Saturday, March 16, 1974

Made a trip to Syracuse and the Public Library. ....................................

I did learn that in February, with a grant of money, the Syracuse Public Library acquired for N.J.,Penn., Mass., Conn. and others the 1860 Federal census on microfilm. I looked through the 1860 Sussex County, N.J. census and the findings are on the next page.

1860 Federal Census - Sussex County, New Jersey

Census # Ê Ê Ê Name Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊAge ÊSex Ê Ê ÊOccupation Ê Ê Ê Ê Place of Birth

132 138 Ê ÊMargaret Emery Ê Ê Ê Ê 44 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊGeorge, Jr. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 21 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê ÊFarmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊCornelius Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê14 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary A. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê23 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê ÊDomestic Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊAndrew Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 18 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊOliver Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 9 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJain Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 7 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê5 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊWilliam Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 3 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMartha Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê2 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey

136 142 Ê Ê George Emery Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê72 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê74 Ê Ê F Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary A. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê14 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊPhebe A. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 13 Ê Ê F Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey

George Emery died in 1867 without leaving a will. Whether his wife, Elizabeth was still living I do not know. An inventory of his personal property was made in 1867 and would only have reason to be done after his death. Inventories for his father, Jacob and son John Keen Emery have also been recorded.

Saturday, October 21,1972

NEW JERSEY INDEX OF WILLS - Volumn III - Sussex County - LN46 ABn

Emery, George 3469s Inv. 1867
" , Jacob 1772s Inv. 1824
" , John K. 3039s Inv. 1859

Children of George (124) and Elisabeth Keen (125) Emery

I. John Keen - born June 6, 1810, d. April 16, 1859; m. Anna Margaretha Swartswalder Savercool, December 5, 1833 by Rev. Thomas McDermott in the Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, Sussex Co. NJ.

Children:( See page 268 of part 3 for spouses and grandchildren.)

This list is from the family bible.

1. Jacob Emery, son of the above, was born 12th February, 1835

2. Mary Ann Emery was born 11th of January, 1837

3. George Emery was born the 19th of January, 1839

4. Susanna Emery was born 7th of August, 1840

5. Andrew S. Emery was born 25th of March, 1842

6. John Emery, Jr. was born 2nd of January, 1844

7. Cornelius Marvin Emery, son of John and Margaret Emery, born the 5th of December, 1846

8. Joseph Mc Danolds Emery born February 19th, 1848

9. Oliver Emery was born the 29th of May, 1850

10. Rhetta Jane Emery born 30th of September, 1852

11. Elizabeth was born October 30th, 1853

12. Emma was born April 25th, 1856

13. Martha Matilda was born October 14th,1857


Great - Great - Great - Grandfather


62. John Keen Emery - ( Susanna Emery, 31; Jane Elizabeth Gunderman, 15; Loretta DeWitt, 07; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01) - Born in Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ on June 6, 1810, son of George Emery and Elizabeth Keen, he was baptized with his sister and his cousin on July 24, 1813. That event is recorded in the records of the Walpack Congregation of the Reformed Dutch Church of America as follows:


Wednesday, April 25, 1973

Today I went to the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, New York hoping to find information about the Mandevilles. The library is an old colonial type house of brick. Upstairs they have a pretty good collection of History and Genealogical books. In collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Volumn V. - Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records 1737-1830 974.71 N42 G.Ref. in the section on the "Church Register of the Walpack Congregation" the following children were baptized by Thomas Pomp, Reformed Minister of Easter Pennsylvania.


page Ê Êdate Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê parents Ê Ê Ê Êchildren Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êdate of birth


72 ÊJuly 24,1813 Ê George Emery Ê Ê ÊJohn Keen Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê6 June, 1810 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Keen Ê Ê ÊHannah Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê9 April, 1812


Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ Abraham Keen Ê Ê Ê ÊMary Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 25 Jan., 1813
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Sarah Emery


Earlier church records in the Stillwater, NJ Presbyterian Church show that Abraham and Elizabeth Keen were brother and sister, children of Johannes and Eva Elizabeth Kuhn (pronounced Keen). I suspect that George and Sarah Emery were brother and sister also and that they had a brother Jacob. Three of John Keen Emery's 13 children, 2 sisters and 1 brother, married three of Peter Gunderman's eight children, 2 brothers and 1 sister, and they lived in Port Jervis, NY in the late 1800's and early 1900's. In my records below Jacob Emery, John Keen Emery's brother, marries a second time and picks his brother's sister-in-law as his second wife.


Monday, April 11, 1977


Home for Easter Vacation. Went to the Sussex County "Homestead" Library. The reference librarian gave me a two page mimeo sheet called "Genealogical Research in Sussex County" which I zeroxed and will place in the folder at the back of this volume.

From this list of things genealogical that are available in the library, I asked for and looked through "Sussex County Marriages, 1795 to 1853".

This list is a copy of a copy of the list in the Sussex County Clerk's office. From it I discovered:

8 Oct. 1836 - Counterman, Peter (Stillwater) to Sarah Stickles

Stickles, Sarah (Hardwick) to Peter Counterman

25 Sept. 1817- Emery, Jacob to Mary Rubert

17 Feb. 1844 - Emery, Jacob to Susan Savacool

5 Jan. 1803 - Emmery, Hannah to George Van Herte (Van Neste - see page 21, vol. III)

6 Jan. 1809 - Emmery, George to Elizabeth Keen

20 Dec. 1809 - Emmery, Sally (Sarah) to Abraham Keen


On December 10, 1833 in the Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, Sussex Co. , New Jersey, Rev. Thomas McDermott married John Keen Emery and Anna Margaretha Swartswalder Savercool. She was the daughter of John and Anna Maria Grover/Gruber and was born in Stillwater, Sussex Co., NJ on April 7, 1814. They became the parents of the following children ^: 1. Jacob -b. Feb. 12, 1835 -m. Nancy; 2. Mary Ann - Jan. 11, 1837-m. Hampton Snover; .3 George - Jan 19, 1839-; 4. Susanna - Aug. 7, 1840 - Jan. 22, 1909 m. Dec. 27, 1860, William H. Gunderman; 5. Andrew S. - Mar. 25, 1842 -; 6. John - Jan 2, 1844 -M. Rebecca; 7. Cornelius Marvin - Dec. 5, 1846 -m. Julia Dougherty ; 8. Joseph McDanolds - Feb. 19, 1848 -m. Macrina; 9. Oliver - May 29, 1850 - May 6, 1904 m. Aug.17, 1872, Ellen Marie Gunderman - June 3, 1854; 10. Rhetta Jane - Sept. 30, 1852 -m. July 3, 1871, Maurice Gunderman - 1850; 11. Elizabeth Ellen - Oct. 30,1853 -m. Robert Van Stone; 12. Emma - April 25, 1856 - Jan 5, 1857; 13. Martha Matilda - Oct. 14, 1857 m. March 8, 1881 , Edward A.Blackford - 1857.

Confirmation of the births of these children came from a family bible and twenty years later records from the Mormon Church. The Mormon records revealed the dates of those births that were not visible because of tattered and worn pages of the Bible.


Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Left at 9:10 A.M. for Goshen and the County Offices. Arrived at 9:48.

........................

I left Goshen for home at 4:23 P.M.. When I got home Mom told me that Mrs. Willard Kent had called about 3:30 that afternoon to tell me she had found the family bibles her grandmother Ella Gunderman Emery had owned.

After supper, Dad, Mom and I went to Sunnyside Hospital in P.J. to see Aunt Beatrice Price, Dad's sister, who suffered her second heart attack on December 26, 1972. On the way home we detoured to Brook Road in Sparrowbush, to Mrs. Kent's where I picked up the two Bibles she had. The bibles were old, one of them having been published in 1844. From the center sections of the two bibles I copied the following information:


Bible I - on the page titled "Marriages";

John K. Emery married to Margaret Savacool 5th of December, 1833


- and on the page titled "Births";

John K. Emery was born 6th of June, 1810

Margaret Emery, his wife, was born the 7th of April, 1814

Anna Savacool, sister of Margaret, was born 6th of December, 1827


1. Jacob Emery, son of the above, was born 12th February, 1835

2. Mary Ann Emery was born 11th of January, 1837

3. George Emery was born the 19th of January, 1839

4. Susanna Emery was born 7th of August, 1840

5. Andrew S. Emery was born 25th of March, 1842

6. John Emery, Jr. was born 2nd of January, 1844

7. Cornelius Marvin Emery, son of John and Margaret Emery, born the 5th of December, 1846

8. Joseph Mc Danolds Emery born February 19th, 1848

9. Oliver Emery was born the 29th of May, 1850

10. Rhetta Jane Emery born 30th of September, 1852

11. Elizabeth was born October 30th, 1853

12. Emma was born April 25th, 18*

13. Martha Matilda was born October 14th,18*

* - the dates were written close to the edges of the page and were frayed from age so that I could not read them.

on the page titled "Deaths";

Emma Emery died January 5th, 1857

John K. Emery died April 16th, 1859

Margaret Emery died April ,1886

Bible II - on the page titled "Marriages";

Ella M. Gunderman, daughter of Peter and Sarah Gunderman was married to Oliver Emery on August 17th, 1872

and the page titled "Births";

Oliver Emery was born the 20th of May, 1850

Ella M. Gunderman was born June 3rd, 1854

Nettie Emery was born March 27th, 1873

William E. Emery was born August 24th, 1879

Lillian P.(Pearl) Emery was born December 10, 1890


Martha Mae Skinner (Mrs. Willard Kent) was born October 18, 1911

and on the page titled "Deaths";

Oliver Emery died May 6th, 1904

Also glued to a piece of paper and placed in this 2nd bible was the following clipping from a newspaper:

Married on Wednesday, Nov. 8th 189* (Frayed edge) by Rev. A. Vennema, at the parsonage of the Reformed Church, Mr. James J. Cuddeback and Miss Nettie Emery, both of Sparrowbush, New York.

After I found this I decided to look through the bibles page by page. I found, along with a couple of locks of light blond and strawberry red hair, some clippings of poetry, a christmas card, a picture of the old ladies home on 27 South Street, Middletown, N.Y. "from Emma", a bookmarker advertising Dr. F.W. Lange's Lactated Tissue Food - " a blood and muscle builder for infant, invalid and convalescent" Scranton Pa., embroidery done on a small piece of cardboard like substance with tiny holes throughout, which reads "Thou art + my hope", a card with "Henry D. Vernooy" printed on, a piece of paper given to Willie Emery from Mrs. Westbrook that reads "Hope is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding", an address: Elizabeth Hoey, Swartswood, Sussex Co. N.J. , a negative of Aunt El (Ella Gunderman Emery) sitting in her wheel chair on the front porch,^ the following newspaper clippings:

Married

Blackford - Emery : March 8, at the M.E. parsonage, this village, by the Rev. W.E. Blakeslee, Edward A. Blackford to Martha M. Emery, both of Stillwater, N.J.

on the reverse side of this clipping is a column evidently advertising some health cures that carries the date May 29, 1879

Saturday, April 25, 1992

Went to the Mormon Church on Murry Hill Road in Vestal, to see if they have a copy of the Hamony Hill Cemetery Records in their library.

Most of the records at the library are on microfisch. I looked through the name films from New Jersey, including Grover, Savacool, Emery, Swartswelder and Keen. I found only those records that I had already. The librarian was of little help in my search for the Harmony Hill Methodist Church Records as she was not sure where to look. I did not see any records from there while searching the films. I did find records for the last of John K. Emery's children.

Retta Jane Emery John K. Emery/Margaret born 30 Sept. 1852

Elizabeth Ellen Emery John K. Emery/Margaret born 01 Sept. 1853

Emma Emery John K. Emery/Margaret born 25 April 1856

Martha M. Emery John K. Emery/Margaret born 14 Sept. 1857

also found;

Hannah Emery George Emery/ Elizabeth Keen Bapt. 24 July 1813

John Keen George Emery/ Elizabeth Keen Bapt. 24 July 1813

I have all of these records somewhere else in this journal but was not sure if all the dates were available.

Will have to return to the library soon!

John Keen Emery died in Swartswood, NJ, a community near Stillwater, on April 16, 1859 at the young age of 48.

His widow, sometime within the next decade, married John Shaff/Shaw who was 11 years her senior. She died in Swartswood, April 3, 1886, 4 days before her 72nd birthday.

The next record of John K. Emery after his baptismal record is his father's 1830 Census. John Keen Emery was 20 years old on June 6, 1830.

Other evidence of John Keen Emery, his brother Jacob and his children can be found in the directories and deeds of Sussex County.

Friday, August 8, 1975

Then from the "Historical Directory of Sussex Co., N.J." by Webb R974.9 Published 1872:

Stillwater Township - Emery, Jno. - Swartswood

Emery, Cornelius - Swartswood

Emery, Nathaniel - Swartswood

Wednesday, July 12, 1972

On Wednesday, July 5th in the afternoon I went to Newton, New Jersey, Sussex County seat to look up wills and deeds. I spent all afternoon that day, all day, July 6th and all day Friday, July 7 searching these records. And on the next page those concerning the Emerys...


bk 8 pg. 201 - June 20, 1888 - Court Action - Whereas on the twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord, 1888 by a certain decree made in our court of Chancery, before our Chancellor at Trenton, in a certain cause therein depending, wherein Andrew S. Emery is complainant and Oliver Emery and Ellen Emery, his wife, Susan Gunderman and William Gunderman, her husband, Jane Gunderman and Morris Gunderman, her husband, Joseph M. Emery and Macrina Emery, his wife, Mary Snover, Cornelius M. Emery and Martha, his wife, Elizabeth Van Stone and Robert Van Stone, her husband, Jacob Emery and Nancy Emery, his wife, John Emery and Rebecca Emery, his wife, Martha Blackford and Edward Blackford, her husband, JoAnne Swayze, executrix of Jacob L. Swayze, deceased, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the county of Sussex, are defendants. It was ordered, adjuged, and decreed that so much of certain mortgaged premises with the appertenances is the bill of complaint in the said cause particularly set forth and described - that is to say;

All the following described tract or parcel of land and premises situate lying and being in the township of Stillwater in the county of Sussex and State of New Jersey .... (3 pages followed and in summary contained ) a sale of 71 acres of land owned by Cornelius was made by Andrew S. Emery and the court was making them sell it for money to satisfy Cornelius' ownership. The land was auctioned and sold to Robert Van Stone as low bidder at $166.

bk D2 pg. 263 - June 7, 1814 - between David Morrel and Elizabeth, his wife, and Coonrad Emery and Mary, his wife, parties of the 1st part and Aaron Brian of Mansfield, party of the second part of Mansfield for part of the Gray estate for $1,000.

The next three deeds may contain clues to the identity of John K. Emery's family. The first deed is most likely one his wife's younger sister Susan Savercool is involved in with her husband, John K. Emery's brother Jacob. It occurred soon after their marriage which was a second marriage for him.

bk C4 pg. 249 - April 1, 1844 - Jacob Emery and Susan, his wife and Philip Savacool, both of Stillwater, county Sussex, State of New Jersey for 100.60 acres at $854.10.

Jacob signed it and Susan put her mark X

In a more circumstantial way the next two deeds in conjuntion with the inventory of the estate of one Jacob Emery give rise to speculation that perhaps Jacob was the father of Jonathan Emery, that Jacob died in 1824, leaving land to Jonathan who then sold it to people moving into the area from upstate New York. The fact that Jonathan and George Emery, John Keen Emery's father, were residence of Sussex County, NJ and lived in its northern section makes possible a relationship between them, perhaps even brothers.

bk G3 pg. 306 - January 24, 1829 - between Luther Emery of Elby Township, Chautauqua County, New York and Jonathan Emery, Sandyston, County of Sussex, $50 for land belonging to Jacob Emery.

Bk G3 pg. 306 - December 15 1827 - between Jacob Roberts and Experience, his wife, Caleb Robertson and Sally, his wife, of Phelps Town, Ontario County, New York and Jonathan Emery, Sandyston for land belonging to Jacob Emery joining Even Bevens and James Frost for $100.

In my research I came across a grave for one Even Bevans in a cemetery on the "Old Mine Road" in Layton, Sussex Co., NJ

Thursday, April 6, 1972

........................... I looked for the Fredon Cemetery but did not find it. After the Stillwater Cemetery I looked for Middleville. I must have passed through it without realizing. Next, I drove to Layton and Walpack Center Cemetery. Found no relatives buried there.

I stopped at a cemetery between Layton and Walpack and found the grave of Elizabeth Emery who died in 1815 aged 53 years.

The name Perrigo is connected to Emery in that an S. Perrigo sold a cemetery plot in Sparrowbush, NY to Peter Gunderman, father - in - law to John K. Emery's daughters, Susanna and Rhetta Jane and his son, Oliver Emery. Oliver and Susanna are buried in that plot.

The discovery of the listing of inventories on the estates of Jacob, George, and John K. Emery I found as follows.


Saturday, October 28, 1972

Went to the Syracuse Public Library again today! Found the following information:

NEW JERSEY INDEX OF WILLS - Volumn III - Sussex County - LN46 ABn

Emery, George 3469s Inv. 1867

" , Jacob 1772s Inv. 1824

" , John K. 3039s Inv. 1859

Friday, December 29, 1972

Mom and I went to Newton, New Jersey to the Hall of Records. Found the following;

Letters of administration for John K. Emery

(Whomever the surrogate was) do certify that on the 2nd day of May in the year of our Lord 1859 administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of John K. Emery late of the county of Sussex who died intestate was granted by me to Isaac Keen of said county who is duely authorized to administer the same agreeable to law. Witness my hand and seal of office the second day of May in the year of our Lord 1859.

In file #3126 for John K. Emery a listing of people who bought things at auction shows a fron pot for $.12 by Jacob Emery Jr.. This means a Jacob Emery Sr. might be father to both Jacob Jr. & John.

Also in the same file John K. Emery is referred to as "a deceased debtor" who resided at the time of his death in said County (Sussex).

In file #3125 for Jacob Emery

On the outside of the file it reads "County of Sussex, Luther Clark and Jonathan Emery" but underneath the Jonathan was crossed out and replaced by some name beginning with a J. I do not know if the writer first made a mistake and wrote Jacob, then crossed it out or if it was first signed John and then crossed out to write the legal name Jonathan.

To date I have not located the final resting place of John Keen Emery the "deceased debtor". I suspect he is buried near Swartswood, NJ where he lived his last years and died in the year 1859 aged 48 .