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Ambrose Emery

Birthplace: Dracut, Middlesex , , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Near Jefferson, Greene , Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of James Emery, Sr. and Ruth Emery
Husband of Rebecca Emery and Catherine [-?-]
Father of John Emerie; Charles Emery; James Emery; Eliizabeth Emery; Samuel Emery and 10 others
Brother of David Emery; Jonathan Emery; Ezekiel Emery; Anthony Emery; Mary Emery and 6 others

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Ambrose Emery

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A036530


More on ancestry & descendants here at John & Anthony's Book / Emery Family Research Association

The interesing fact of his life is state in the emery book of 1890 - 'He was in the Boston Tea part'y - Did he go all they way back to Boston just to join in the fun? as by this time he was a resident of Philadelphia, Pa.!

Pvt., 6th Class 3rd battalion 1st Co. Philadelphia co., Pa. Capt. Isreal Jones


1. Rev. Rufus Emery, Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery of Newbury, Mass. 1590 - 1890, The (1890, Salem Publishing and Printing Co. The Salem Press, 1891), pg. 27.

"son of James and Ruth (Watson) Emery; married Mrs. Catherine Foster of Pelham, N.H. He entered the intention of marriage with the town clerk of Sracut, July 17, 1762. He was a farmer and lived in Dracut. He married for his second wife Rebecca Yocum of Pennsylvania. She was born in 1764. They lived at Philadelphia and Tompsontown, Pa. and also in Mifflin co. and Greene co., Pa. He was a soldier in the British service in the French and Indian War, and was mustered into serivce Oct. 11, 1756, in Capt. Jonathan Butterfield's company. He was in the Crown Point expedition and was reported on one of the muster rolls of his company as "killed or taken". This was a mistake, but he was wounded by an arrow. He was in the Boston "Tea Party". His home was within hearing of the battle of Brandywine and in one of the winter camps of General Washington's army, and his wife Rebecca cooked the soldier's rations. He died near Jefferson co., Greene co., Pa., in 1824. She died there in 1843. Children listed: Sarah, Ruth, Daniel and Lydia; second marriage: John, Charles, James, Elizabeth, Samuel, Clementine,Rebecca, Jonas, Ambrose, Nathaniel and Jesse,."

2. Judith Elaine Burns, Revised Genealogical Records of Descendants of John Emery of Newbury, Massachuetts,The (1982, Gateway Press Inc. Baltimore, Md.), pg. 46-7.

3. Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series VOl. 1 pg. 724 & 734.

4. D.A.R. Patriot Index, pg. 221.

5. D.A.R. Application, #544781.

6. D.A.R. Application, #639845. Application Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns.

7. Vital Records of Darcut, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (1907).

8. Biographical Memiors of Greene County, Indiana; 3 Vols., 1908 B. F. Bowen & Co. Indianapolis, In., Vol. 2 pg. 473-5.

"NATHANIEL EMERY - - His grandfather Ambrose Emery served in the Revolutionary War and his wife distributed rations to General Washington's staff..."

9. Family Tree Maker Family Tree: European Origins, Vol. 1 (1999, CD #802 V802_01).

"284 PVT AMBROSE EMERY was born January 25, 1737/38 in Dracut, Middlesex Co, MA, and died 1824 in Jefferson, PA. He married REBECCA YOCUM 1770, daughter of ? YOCUM and ELIZABETH ? DEHAVEN. She was born 1746 in Philadelphia, PA, and died 1843 in Jefferson, Greene Co, PA.

Child is

  • AMBROSE EMERY b. November 23, 1790 Philadelphia PA; d. July 08, 1873 Scotland, Greene Co IN."

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Ambrose Emery's Timeline

February 23, 1739
Dracut, Middlesex , , Massachusetts
May 6, 1739
Metheun, Essex , Massachusetts
April 14, 1762
Age 23
Dracut, Middlesex , Massachusetts
November 7, 1764
Age 25
Dracut, Middlesex , Massachusetts
November 2, 1765
Age 26
Dracut, Middlesex , Massachusetts
April 12, 1769
Age 30
Dracut, Middlesex , Massachusetts
October 4, 1771
Age 32
Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Age 33
Age 35
Age 37