Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Jacob Emery, Rev of Sussex county New Jersey

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

Top Surnames

view all

Profiles

Note: While using ANY genealogical website or program...please be informed that ANY possible family connections are NOT valid until they can be verified with documentation.

Scope of Project is To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree the goals being:

•1) to create on Geni an accurate representation of the genealogical information

•2) to clean up duplicates and ensure quality of the involved profiles

•3) to sort out the lines and connect the different lines

•4) RULE - All profiles marked PUBLIC - with me as the controling manager ARE NOT TO BE CHANGED TO PRIVATE under any circumstances. UNLESS YOU ARE THE Living profile person and ASK for control of your profile - I have choosen to leave any profile I feel to be LIVIING blank of all data - birth, marriage etc. = only those of DECEASED status will contain data IF known

PLEASE please feel free to start seperate discussion on this family - from this project as to your ideas, infromation found; Also if you find doucmentation PLEASE wneter it under the apporiate profile in the ABOUT section tab or even upload the document and cite it as to the connection NAME, BIRTH, CHRISTENING, DEATH, BURIAL.

=========================

There were at least 3 more un-connected profiles of him on geni - they are;

these have all been connected together now as one profile thus far unless new unfound ones emerge BUT this causes as complication of a set of double parents - which as known to exist - one set UNKNOWN and another set given as George Emery and Johanna [-?-] of whom some are giving her maiden name as Ross. There has been ABSOLUTELY NO DOCUMENTATION for his parents - ther have been many who have tried to ties him in as a descendant of John Emery of Newbury, Massachusetts using several of his male descendants in order to to do so .

Number One goal - prove his parentage without a doubt


Rev. Jacob Emery 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. 2 Mar 1778 Elizabeth Ross b. 5 Oct. 1761 [year 1763 has also been given]prob., Essex County, New Jersey ; d. 5 Apr. 1815 Sussex county New Jersey aged 53 yrs. 5 mo. 10 days buried Mettler Cemetery Sandsyston twp., Old Mine Road, Sussex County, New Jersey. dau. of David Ross and Experience [-?-];

m 2nd) 25 Sep 1817 in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey Mary "Polly" Rubert who married 2nd Sussex co., NJ. Timothy Shay. Mary is listed as "Mary Rubert" in the Case book of marriages.

everything that has been given to me on Jacob Emery of Sussex county New Jersey and his family is here or that I have found or will find if not listed on here - PLEASE contatct me (Judi) and I will add or correct information there also

KNOWN FACTS


  • 1) Several enteries on the internet state that Jacob Emery of Sussex county New Jersey - that parents were George Emery and Johannah [-?-] and now some are placing them "of New York" BUT there is no documentation for this statement
  • 2) the last 30+ years I have been researching the Emery family of Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts there have been several claiming that he is connectect to James Emery and Ruth Watson and especially through their son Jonathan Emery who married Jershua Barron their lineage starts here
  • 2a) There is no proof that Jacob was born in Sandyston, NJ. There are no physical documents to support that.
  • 2b) Jacob and his wife belonged to a church in Elizabeth, NJ, where her family (Ross) was from, and all of their children are baptized there, so Essex county is more likely a birth place than Sussex county, but still, there is no physical proof.
  • 3) Jonathan Emery and Jershua has absoultely NO KNOWN ties to Sussex county New Jersey - by records of themselves and their children they resided in and around the areas of
  • ......1) Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • ......2) Haverhill, Essex, Massachsetts
  • ......3) Darcut, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • ......4) Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine
  • ......5) Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine
  • ......6) Medford Ferry, , Maine
  • 4) By facts stated Jacob was born, married and died in Sussex county New Jersey his lineage starts here
  • 5) - A family Bible existed at one time - Does it still exist? is it in tact with the title page of the Bible and ink and handwriting varied proving entries were made at the time of or near the event. this notation was found in a family tree file on ancestry.com:

The identity of George and Johannah as the parents of Jacob Emery is based mainly on information found in a hand written copy of Jacob Emery's bible record, furnished by Wilma C. Myrehn; a very interesting note here is that Theresa Marie Emery Armiger spoke to Wilma Meyrhen on 15 Jul 2012 she told her that:

'She does not have, nor has she seen a copy of any Emery bible --- Why does someone have to manufacture, give and perpetuate false documentation; and involve another person in the process????? - some of this false information has been going around for 30+ years now!

  • 6) arrives in sussex county new Jersey about 1780 - this would put him at about the age of 21 - Theresa Marie Emery Armiger writes:

He just shows up in NJ in about 1780. I have spoken to the town historian of Sandsyston, NJ. She thinks he came there just after the war with a friend, Even Beavens. I have researched cemeteries in the area and there are no Emerys before Jacob arrived. I have hints that there may be a New York connection

If this is correct then why has family and D.A.R state that he was born in Sussex county New Jersey and continued perpetuating false information.


BIGGEST Questions

IF Jonathan Emery and Jershua Barron are the parents of Jacob Emery of Sussex county New Jersey are :

  • 1) Why did they travell all the way from either Massachussetts or Maine to have only one child?
  • 2) I Jacob Emery of Sussex county New jersey is the son of jonathan Emery and Jersusah Barron - then WHY did they choose to abandoned this chiild in Sussex county New Jersey - - keeping the remainder of their children and returning to Massachusetts or maine?

Children of of Jonathan Emery and Jershua Barron birth dates and places were:

  • ......1 David Emery was born 29 Sep 1754 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • ......2 Jershua Emery was born 1756 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • ......3 Hannah Emery was born 1758 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts
  • ......4 John Emery was born 1760 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts. .
  • ......5 Thankful Emery was born 10 Sep 1763 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts
  • ......6 James Emery was born 1766 in Dracut, Essex, Massachusetts
  • ......7 Jones Emery was born 1770/1771 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine
  • ......8 Briggs Hollowell Emery was born 11 Nov 1767 in Darcut, Essex, Massachusetts
  • ......9 Samuel Emery was born 15 Jun 1773 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine
  • ......10 Rachel Emery was born Jan/Feb 1777 in Fairfield, Kennebec, Maine

New Jersey - Massachusetts Emery Connection Speculation

Note: Appears there may be SOME SPECULATION involved in the relationship between Jacob Emery of Sussex New Jersey and the Massachusetts Emery's by John Addison Biles THOUGHT this ancestry was correct, perhaps based on it being documented on page 616 of Volume II of Northern Pennsylvania History.

Copied by J.A. Biles from the Genealogical and Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania, Volume II, page 616, authored by John W. Jordon, L.L.D., Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

ALSO NOTE the information that was given in the volume was ALTERED and RE-MANUFACTURED - to suit someones theory - which was very unethical! below and the link to the artilce if it will work is listed - and a full transcription of the article will be posted in documents with link

John Emery, son of John and Agnes Emery, of Romsey, Hauts, England, was born in England, September 29, 1598. He sailed from Southampton, April 3, 1635 with his brother Anthony in the ship ‘James’ of London, .... NOTE ALL THE INFO in between was transcribe corrections see whole article in doucments

(III) James, son of Johnathan and Mary (Woodman) Emery, .... NOTE ALL THE INFO in between was transcribe corrections see whole article in doucments.

Children:

  • 1. David, born Oct 1, 1720, in Haverhill, Mass.
  • 2. Johnathan, born Nov 23 1722, at Haverhill, Mass.
  • 3. Ezekiel, born July 6, 1724, at Haverhill, Mass.
  • ((3) Jacob Emery, father of (4) Jacob Ross Emery. See page 20.)
  • 4. Anthony, mentioned below, 5. James, born at Dracut, Mass. 17 -,
  • 6. Moses, is said to have followed the sea as captain of a vessel.
  • 7. Mary, was living May 4, 1792, in Dracut; she never married
  • 8. John, born 1736, in Dracut; soldier in the French War; enlisted in Captain William Peabody’s Company, Colonel Ichabod Plaisted’s regiment; killed in battle with Indians near Fort William Henry Sept 18, 1756,
  • 9. Ambrose, born Feb 25, 1738, at Dracut,
  • 10. Edward, born July 26, 1741 at Dracut,
  • 11. Nathaniel, born Mar 8, 1743, at Dracut.

AND NOTE THE ONLY PROBLEM with this entry is that James Emery son of Jonathan Emery & Mary Woodman married who married Ruth Watson and was of Newbury, Haverhill and went to Darcut DID NOT HAVE A SON NAMED JACOB - his family data is below -

See original copies from Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery of Newbury, Mass. 1590 - 1890, Rev. Rufus Emery 1890, Salem Press and Printing Co., The Salem Press, 1891 The of listing of james Emery married Ruth Watson Family pg 9 &10 Under documents

Actual true abstraction of James section from Genealogical and Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania, Volume 2 By John Woolf Jordan pg. 617 @

III James son of Johnathan and Mary Woodman Emery .... NOTE ALL THE INFO in between was transcribe corrections see whole article in doucments.

Children:

  • 1 David born October 1 1720 in Haverhill Massachusetts
  • 2 Johnathan born November 23 1722 at Haverhill Massachusetts
  • 3 Ezekiel born July 6 1724 at Haverhill Massachusetts
  • 4 Anthony mentioned below
  • 5 James born at Dracut Massachusetts 17
  • 6 Moses is said to have followed the sea as captain of a vessel
  • 7 Mary was living May 4 1792 in Dracut she never married
  • 8 John born 1736 in Dracut soldier in the French war enlisted in Captain William Peabody's company Colonel Ichabod Plaisted's regiment killed in battle with Indians near Fort William Henry September 18 1756
  • 9 Ambrose born February 25 1738 at Dracut
  • 10 Edward born July 26 1741 at Dracut
  • 11 Nathaniel born March 8 1743 at Dracut.

Reunion notice of 1926 -

states an historical talk  starting with the  arrival in America of John Emery from England and outlining the activities of the emery family to the present -   
  • NO CLAIM is made as to being descended from him in the news article -
  • was this speech based on the about biograpical out of the Pa. History?
  • Is there a paper copy of his speech? -

Copy of the clipped news article Under documents

On 15 June 1913 [John A. Biles] took dinner with Hannah Higley, a daughter of Nathan Emery, a cabinetmaker and undertaker, son of Jacob Emery, Silver Lake, Pennsylvania. Being her 87th birthday in company of Nathan Emery and family. She thinks that Irvine Emery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has the Nathan Emery family Bible and records. Her grandfather, Jacob Emery, lived near Centerville, N.J. Mrs. Higley was in Florida from 1875 to 1902. Tradition as told by Mrs. Higley: three Emery brothers came from England, one of them died on the way. She thinks her grandfather was one of them. He gave the lot at Centerville for a Church - also a mortgage of $1,000 on the James Decker farm, the interest to support the church and to use 100 years.

Fact we do know that John and Anthony Emery (brothers) came to America together with their families. On the Ship James in 1635 the list per Emery's here - http://www.emery.research.pasttracker.com/john-anthony_000preface/preface_passenger_list.htm.

It is said that George Emery was born 1609 in Romsey, Hampshire, England.m. _ He died 20 Feb 1686/7 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Apparently, their brother, George, born 1609, who came to America in 1636, married a lady named Mary but I can't find any record of them having children. They are both buried in Salem, Mass He is accounted for in that:

Other Salem physicans were George Emery who settled in the town in 1636 and sat on the gallows with a rope around his neck in 1668, for an unnatural crime. Everyday Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1935, Reprint 1988) Dover Publishers, NY. George Francis Dow. The following entry from the records of Rev. S. Danforth of Roxbury, Ma. for the date 5 Sep. 1668, recorded in New England Historic Genealogical Register (1880, 34:299) probably refers to the incident and implies the crime. One of Salem was Executed for murdering her child born in fornication. Doctor Emery & ye mother of ye woman sat upon ye Gallows an Hour. Quarterly Courts of Essex co. Massachusetts Vol. 1- VIII Essex Institute, Salem, Ma. 1911-21 is found that he was punished for public drunkeness a least eight times between 1667 and 1674 and forcursing and swearing in 1679.

other Siblings of John and Anthony EMery are given as:

Ellin Emery was christened 7 Sep 1602 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. Hugh Emery was christened 6 Oct 1604 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. Margary Emery was born 1610 in Romsey, Hampshire, England and was christened 14 Sep 1610. She died 14 Sep 1610 (1614)in Romsey, Hampshire, England. Edward Emery was born about 1612 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. He died before 30 Oct 1637 and was buried in Mary at Rooting, Essex, England. Helena Emery was born 7 Nov 1624 in Romsey, Hampshire, England and was christened 7 Nov 1624 in Romsey, Hampshire, England

ONE LOGICAL POSSIBLE CONNECTION - iS AND YET NOT PROVEN:

1. Conrad Emery was born in , , Germany. He died before 3 Jun 1757 in Presumably Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey. Conrad married Margreth.They had the following children:

  • 2 Margaret Emery was born about 1733 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey.
  • 3 Anna Elizabeth Emery was born about 1735 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey.
  • 4 Jacob Emery was born about 1737 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey. Jacob married Eva Gertrude about 1758.
  • 5 Peter Emery was born about 1739 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey. He died about Apr 1798 in Presumably Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey. Peter married Catherine Apgar, daughter of Johannes Peter Apgar, on 1760. Catherine was born about 1743 in , , New Jersey. She died 1814 and was buried in Presumably, Old Cemetery of the Reformed Church, Lebanon, Hunterdon,new Jersey.
  • 6 John Emery was born 1 Jan 1742 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey. He died 13 May 1814 and was buried in Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pain Grove, , Pennsylvania. John married Mary Reed on 28 Nov 1765 in Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey. Mary was born 22 Dec 1743. She died 1807 in Presumabley, Bedford, Pennsylvania.
  • 7 Henry Emery was born about 1743 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey. He died about 8 Apr 1816 in Lebanon Twp., Hunterdon, New Jersey. Henry married Anna Lomason or Lomerson on 9 Sep 1763 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey.
  • 8 Catherine Emery was born about 1747 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey.
  • 9 William Emery was born about 1750 in Presumably Hunterdon, New Jersey. William married Hannah Rose, daughter of John Rose and Mercy, on 11 Dec 1773 in Presumably, Sussex, New Jersey. Hannah was born about 1757 in , Morris or Hunterdon, New Jersey. She died Aug 1834 and was buried in Pottsgrove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chillisquague, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.

Many of this branch -

  • 1) Will not consider this possible connection
  • 2) or have overlooked the possibility of this family entirely

BUT - as of yet there is a logical connection point to this family either - information on conrad Emery and his descendants can be found at: - @http://www.emery.research.pasttracker.com/conrad_emery/index.htm

D.A.R. Information


EMERY, Jacob NJ s1 v192 120a (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v192 : marriage records of Sussex County [bks. 3 & 4] / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1936 S1-V192


EMERY, Jacob NJ s1 v783 95 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v783 : New Jersey genealogical records bible & other Location: NJ G.R.C. 1974 S1-V783


EMERY, Jacob NJ s1 v173 59 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v173 : marriage records from book A, 1810-1824 [bk.2] / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1935 S1-V173

EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V241 81 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v241 : deeds : copies of 56, 1734-1837 / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1937 S1-V241


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V241 82 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v241 : deeds : copies of 56, 1734-1837 / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1937 S1-V241


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V241 83 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v241 : deeds : copies of 56, 1734-1837 / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1937 S1-V241


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V241 84 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v241 : deeds : copies of 56, 1734-1837 / Chinkchewunska Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES SUSSEX GRC-1937 S1-V241


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V651 20 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v651 : Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 1763-1823 town meeting records abstract / copied by Edith May Lanning ; Peggy Warne Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES HUNTERDON GRC-1953 S1-V651


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V651 37 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v651 : Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 1763-1823 town meeting records abstract / copied by Edith May Lanning ; Peggy Warne Chapter Location: NJ COUNTIES HUNTERDON GRC-1953 S1-V651


EMERY, Jacob NJ S1 V609 125 (Library Catalog)

Title: New Jersey DAR GRC report ; s1 v609 : historical and genealogical researches ... of Merrimack Valley, April 1857 / Morristown Chapter Location: MASS COUNTIES ESSEX GRC-N.J.

the above was located on page @http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_grc/?Rows=25&action=search&SearchSource=Form&State=NJ&Surname=Emery&Name=Jacob&ShowTitles=Yes&Series=+&Volume=+&Sortby=Surname&SubmitForm=Search

EMERY, JACOB Ancestor #: A036566

  • Service: NEW JERSEY Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 11-11-1759
  • Death: 4-21-1824 SANDY STONE TWP SUSSEX CO NEW JERSEY
  • Service Source: NJ, REV WAR SLIPS: SINGLE CITATIONS OF THE NJ DOD MATERIALS, ROLL #36; STRYKER, REG OF OFFICERS & MEN OF NJ IN THE REV, PP 484, 586
  • Service Description: 1) MORRIS CO MILITIA
  • Residence: 1) County: MORRIS CO - State: NEW JERSEY
  • Sopuses: 1) ELIZABETH X
  • DAR Application paper = 9
  • http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/?p_id=A036566&action=full