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John Emory (Amory), Indian Trader

Birthplace: UK
Death: Died in USA
Place of Burial: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Wilson
Partner of Mary Ayers
Father of Robert Emory; William Emory / Hembree, Sr.; John Jr. Emory, Jr.; Isaac Amory; Sarah Amory and 1 other

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About John Emory, Indian Trader

John Amory (d.1746) was an Indian trader associated with William Elder(s), Thomas Nightingale, and John Watts. John Amory was the uncle of Robert Emory (d.1790) and the father of William Emory (d.1770), both of whom married daughters of Ludovic Grant and resided with him in the Valley town of Tamah’li in North Carolina. Ludovic Grant was associated with old trader Cornelius Daugherty who was in nearby Hiwassee. Ludovic Grant’s Cherokee wife was Elizabeth Gouedy (pronounced and spelled “Coody”), the daughter or ex-wife of another old trader, Robert Gouedy of Ninety Six. Thomas Nightingale and John Watts had land transactions with Robert Gouedy. David Hembree (father of Rev. James Hembree) had land adjoining some land of Robert Gouedy in 1771. John Amory fathered a son by a Cherokee woman; the son was named John Emory (b.1744) and is better known as Old John Hembree.

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John Emory, Indian Trader's Timeline

February 13, 1726
Age 28
Lincolnshire, England

John & Sarah had 6 children. The family sailed from England to the colonies sometime after 1736 after their last child was born. They settled in Charleston, SC. John traded English goods for furs, corn or tobacco with native Cherokee in lands that are now NC, TN & GA.

Age 29
Putney, Surrey, , England
Age 46
Age 48
Charleston, South Carolina, United States