Rev. Adam Empie I D.D.

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Adam Empie, I, Reverand

Nicknames: "Doctor of Divinity", "Educator", "First Chaplin to West Point Academy", "President College of William and Mary"
Birthplace: Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA
Death: Died in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA
Cause of death: Rheumatisim
Place of Burial: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Empie and Annatje Empie
Husband of Ann Eliza Empie (Wright)
Father of Anna Catharina Shepard (Empie); Rev. Adam Empie; Lucy Wooster Brown (Empie); Ann Smith Hill (Empie); Susan Wright Smead (Empie) and 1 other
Brother of Catharina Empey; Adam Empey; Maria Empey; Elizabeth 1774 Empey; Johannes Empey and 1 other
Half brother of Annatje Empey; Catherina Empey and Adam Empey

Occupation: Episcopal Minister
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About Adam Empie, I, Reverand

Rev. Adam Empie, I b. September 7, 1785 Schenectady, New York d. Nov. 6, 1860 Wilmington, North Carolina

Parents: Johannes Empie October 3, 1731-February 20, 1810 and Annatie Empie c. 1746-November 12, 1820

Wife: Ann Eliza Wright April 20, 1798-March 21, 1843


my thoughts:

Consider Rev. Adams modern thinking toward the equality of American Negroes as equal to American Caucasians and insisting to include them in his Church fold.

I wonder if Rev. Adam`s family connections to the '''Van Buren and Washington''' families  helped move this Social issue through the North Carolina Legislature?                                               ===


Rev. Adam Empie`s mother: Annatje Quackenbos [] has family ties to:

President Martin Van Buren [] and his daughter-in-law Virginia Gwathmwey [] has family ties to Betty Washington, sister of President George Washington []

about Rev. Adam Empie

SOURCE< credits: Susan Taylor Block

Adam Empie was the First Chaplain Appointed to West Point Academy.

President of William and Mary College

Reverand Adam was a Masonic Brother. Attending St. John`s Lodge- This Lodge is Registered as North Carolina`s oldest Masonic Lodge.
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Rev. Adam Empie I D.D.'s Timeline

September 7, 1785
Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA
April 22, 1814
Age 28
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA
July 1, 1821
Age 35
North Carolina, USA
February 21, 1832
Age 46
November 6, 1860
Age 75
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA