Jonathan Emery (1722 - 1807) MP

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Nicknames: "George /Emery/"
Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine, USA
Managed by: Gary Feldman
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About Jonathan Emery

There is ABSOLUTELY PROOF and SOLID DOCUMENATION that he is the father of Jacob Emery Rev. b. 11 Oct. 1759 and another gives 10 Oct 1760 Essex /Morris County, New Jersey d. 21 Apr. 1824 Sussex county New Jersey. aged 64 yrs. 5 mo. 10 days buried Mettler Cemetery Sandyston Twp., Old Mine Road, Sussex County, New Jersey.m. Elizabeth Ross m 2nd Mary "Polly" Rubert more information on this family here

the family records as given below shows they were families of essex and middlesex counties Massachusetts and then jonathan and Jershua went to maine - - WHY WOULD THEY GO to Suxxex county New Jersey to have only one child and totally abanonded him there going back to darcut to have their children and them into MAINE??? this make ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE to me Jonathan and Jerusha (Barron) Emery left Darcut, Middlesex Massachusetts and settled in Maine 1st at or near Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine. and then was found in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine

1. Jonathan Emery was born 23 Nov 1722 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. He died Jun 1807 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. Jonathan married (1) Jershua Barron, daughter of John Barron and Hannah [-?-], on 6 Dec 1753 in Int., Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. Jershua was born 4 Aug 1755 in <Fairfield, Somerset, Maine>. She died 1781 in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine. They had the following children:

2 F i.Hannah Emery was born 1758 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. Hannah married Reuben Wyman. Reuben was born 1758 in <Massachusetts>.

3 M ii. Briggs Hollowell Emery was born 11 Nov 1767 in Darcut, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 10 Jun 1840 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. Briggs married Sally Farnham on 25 Apr 1795 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. Sally was born 1774 in <Andover, Essex, Massachusetts>.

4 F iii Thankful Emery was born 10 Sep 1763 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 10 Oct 1837 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine. Thankful married (1) David Pearson on 22 Jul 1785. David was born 1759 in <Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts>. Thankful also married (2) Mephibosbeth Cain on 14 Jan 1802. Mephibosbeth was born 1759 in <Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts>.

5 M iv.Samuel Emery was born 15 Jun 1773 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine. He died 7 Mar 1839 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. Samuel married Deidiama Johnston. Deidiama was born 1777 in <Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine>.

6 F v Rachel Emery was born Jan/Feb 1777 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. She died 5 Nov 1857 in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine. Rachel married John Durrill in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine. John was born 1773 in <Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine>.

7 M vi James Emery was born 1766 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 22 Nov 1831 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. James married Polly Wheelen on 1 Jan 1801. Polly was born 1780 in <Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts>.

8 M vii David Emery was born 29 Sep 1754 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 18 Nov 1830 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine. David married Abigail Goodwin. Abigail was born 1758 in <Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts>.

9 F viii Jershua Emery was born 1756 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. Jershua married (1) John Abbott. John was born 1756 in <Massachuesetts>. Jershua also married (2) [-?-] Swan. [-?-] was born 1756 in <Massachusetts>.

10 M ix John Emery was born 1760 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 1836. John married Alice Ballard on 10 Mar 1791 in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine. Alice was born 1770 in <Fairfield, Somerset, Maine>.

11 M x. Jones Emery was born 1770/1771 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine. He died in Medford Ferry, , Maine. Jones married (1) Mary F. Gambill. Mary was born May 1880 in. Jones also married (2) Alice Johnston. Alice was born 1774 in <Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine>. Jonathan also married (2) [-?-] ( ) Whitten. [-?-] was born 1726 in <Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts>.

The family of James Emery and Mary Waston has ABSOULTELY NO CONNECTION to New Jersey and especially Sussex or Morris counties New Jersey; except for son Nathaniel being in the Revolutionar was and that hew was at the Battle of Hubbardstown, Bemis heights, the surrender of Burgoyne, the assult and capture of Stonery Point and Marmouth, New Jersey.

The order of siblings in the 1890 Book is as follows:

  • 1 David b. 2 Oct 1820 Haverhill, Essex, Ma.
  • 2 Jonathan b. Nov. 25, 1722 Haverhill, Essex, Ma.
  • 3 Ezekiel b. July 6, 1722 Haverhill, Essex, Ma.
  • 4 Anthony b. 1726 no birth place stated
  • 5 James b. not stated d. Nov. 1755 darcut, Middlesex, Ma. - NO SPOUSE STATED
  • 6 Moses b. NOT STATED soid to have followed the sea as Captain of a vessel
  • 7 Mary b. NOT STATED; living 5 May 1792 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma., Unmarried
  • 8 John b. 1736 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma.
  • 9 Ambrose b. 25 Feb. 17389/9 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma.
  • 10 Edward b. 26 Jul 1741 Darcut, middle Sex, Ma.
  • 11 Nathaniel b. March 17/43/44 Darcut, Middlesex, ma.; m. Mrs. Phebe clough; m 2nd Patience [-?-] there is no record of children by either marriage

the 1982 book;

  • 1 David b. 2 Oct 1820 Haverhill, Essex, Ma. ADDS resided darcut
  • 2 Jonathan b. Nov. 25, 1722 Haverhill, Essex, Ma. he married 1) Jersua Barron 2) [-?-] Whitten and died June1809 Fairfield, Me.
  • 3 Ezekiel b. July 6, 1722 Haverhill, Essex, Ma. ADDS d. unmarried before 3 May 1762
  • 4 Anthony b. 1726 no birth place stated he married [-?-] he was in darcut Middlesex, Ma. on 11 Feb 1760 and was in conway, NH. by 21 1771 and was there as late as 24 feb. 1789 5 James b. not stated d. Nov. 1755 darcut, Middlesex, Ma. - NO SPOUSE STATED
  • 6 Moses b. NOT STATED said to have followed the sea as Captain of a vessel
  • 7 Mary b. NOT STATED; living 5 May 1792 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma., Unmarried
  • 8 John b. 1736 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma. ADDS soldier in the french War; entlised in Cpat Peabody's co., Col Ichabobd Plaisted Reg.; killed in Battle with Indians, near Ft. William henry 18 Spe 1756
  • 9 Ambrose b. 25 Feb. 17389/9 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma. married 1st Catherine [-?-] Foster; 2nd Rebecca Yocum; resided in Darcut, Middlsex, Ma., Philadelphia, Thompsontown, Mifflin and greene counties Pennsylvania - he died Green co. near Jefferson, Pa. 1824
  • 10 Edward b. 26 Jul 1741 Darcut, Middlesex, Ma. married 1) Mrs Eunice [-Smith-] McKie he resided in Fairfield, Me. and died there date unknown11 Nathaniel b. March 17/43/44 Darcut, Middlesex, ma.; m. Mrs. Phebe clough; m 2nd Patience [-?-] there is no record of children by either marriage
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RECORD:

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. 26. "son of James and Ruth (Watson) Emery;. married Jershua Barron, daughter of John and Hannah Barron of Darcut, Mass. (born Aug. 4, 1735.), He entered the intention of their marriage with the town clerk of Dracut, Dec. 7, 1753. He lived in Dracut, Mass., WInthrop, Me, and Fairfield, Me.; and was probably the first settle in the last named town. He settled there in 1771 at Emery Hill, on the west side of the Kennebec, and was a carpenter and farmer. He was very benevolent. His home was a stopping place for travellers and all were welcome. He invariably declined to recieve pay. In 1775, when Arnold was making his famous expedition into Canada, he made his headquarters at Jonathan Emery's house for two weeks, while his boats and baggage were being transported over the carrying place to avoid the rapids of the Kennebec. Jonathan Emery assisted in reapairing Arnold's boats. He was an Indiana scout for eight years, in revenge, it is said, for the murder of his brother John. He was an intimate friend of Rev. Paul Coffin. His wife died in Fairfield, Me. in 1781. He afterwards married a widow by the name of Whitten.He died in Fairfield in June 1807. His second wife died there about 1810. Children listed: David, Jershua, Hannah, John, Thankful, James, Briggs H., Jonas, Samuel, and Rachel."

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

3. Vital Records of Darcut, Massachusetss to the year 1850 (1907).

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Early Settlements in Fairfield Plantation According to state records, the entire area originally was the Fairfield Plantation. Settlement in the plantation may be said to date back to 1771 when Jonathan Emery built a house on Emery Hill near the banks of the Kennebec River. [http://www.fairfieldme.com/town/pages/history]

The Emery Hill House in Fairfield was the first frame house in that community, built by  Jonathan Emery between 1771-1773. It was the headquarters of General Benedict Arnold in his  October 1775 Quebec Expedition. The first European child born in Fairfield was born in this  house in 1773. 
Jonathan  Emery, Fairfield, Maine, who lived on the west side of the Kennebec River. In 1775,   when Arnold was making his famous expedition into Canada, he made his headquarters at J. Emery's home while his boats   and baggage were being transported over the carrying place to avoid the rapids of the Kennebec River. Jonathan's son,   David (5) Emery, enlisted with Arnold's Army to Dead River, but later went on to become a bodyguard for Gen. George   Washington. [http://bigelowsociety.com/rod/coltim4.htm]
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Jonathan Emery's Timeline

1722
November 23, 1722
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1753
December 7, 1753
Age 31
Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1754
September 24, 1754
Age 31
Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1756
1756
Age 33
1758
1758
Age 35
1763
September 10, 1763
Age 40
Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1766
1766
Age 43
1767
November 11, 1767
Age 44
Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1770
1770
Age 47
East Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA
1773
June 17, 1773
Age 50
Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA