Mary 'Polly' Emery

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Mary 'Polly' Emery (Rubert / Rupert)

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Wife of Jacob Emery

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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Jacob Emery, Rev of Sussex county New Jersey @

it is said he married 25 Sep 1817 in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey Mary "Polly" Rubert

Marriage date of Mary and Jacob is according to the Court Records, Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, BAP 207. Mary Rupert was married by Rev. Joseph Campbell. She may have remarried soon after Jacob Emery's death. According to the land records (Bk D3, page 84, April 4, 1825), Mary Shay, formerly Mary Emery, of Sandyston, Sussex County, transferred lands formerly belonging to Jacob Emery, to Joseph Fleming (husband of Elizabeth Shay, grandaughter of Jacob Emery).

Mary is listed as "Mary Rubert" in the Case book of marriages.

Some says she married 2nd Sussex co., NJ. Timothy Shay.

This Timothy SHay could be:

Timothy Shay was born 26 OCT 1756 in Ireland or Sussex NJ, and died JUL 1837 in Sandyston Township NJ. He was buried in Hainesville Cemetery.who married 1st Mary Drake was born 20 AUG 1759 in Hainesville, Sussex Co. NJ, and died 26 MAR 1824 in Sandyston Township NJ. She was buried in Hainesville Cemetery. She was the daughter of Ephraim Drake and Anne Ash

Added information: Copy of original by Benj. Depue Hursh (from Paul E. Hursh, Marengo, IA)

Hainesville N.J. June 20th 1887

     Now at the age of nearly seventy two years my thoughts continue to wander back to the days of my early childhood and to those of my relatives and acquaintances by whom I was then surrounded the memory of whom is still fresh and pleasant to me. And occupying as I do the old homestead of my grandfather Benjamin Depue every feature of which is familiar to my memory as it appeared sixty five years ago naturally brings vividly to my mind many incidents of early life in connection with them and with the time when this old home of my grandfather was occupied by him and my grandmother Osee Depue and where their children gathered around the family hearth in fraternal heartfelt sympathy. And as with me must pass away most of the memories of my ancestry I feel a desire to leave for those who come after me a brief sketch of what I remember of them and what little I have been able to gather from others concerning them. ....

Timothy Shay - My wifes paternal grandfather was born of Irish ancestry October 26 1756 and came to this part of the country at an early day while it was mostly a wilderness and in the year 1775 married Mary Drake and settled down on what is now the farm of [Jeftha] Shay then in a state of nature and though rough and unpromising at the time he located upon it. He by untiring industry and hard work left it at his death a well improved farm. They had fourteen children of whom twelve lived to grow up. Elizabeth, Phebe, David, Ephraim, Joshua, Sarah, John, Mary, Ruth, Osee, Hannah and Benjamin.

Elizabeth the oldest of the children who lived to grow up married James [Faurot] and they settled on the farm now owned by Robert H. Everitt where they raised a large family and where she died in 1821 June 16 and was the first interred in the burying ground at the Centerville church. Faurot afterwards moved to Susquehanna County, PA where he died at an advanced age. There is none of his descendants remaining in this part of the country at this time. 

Phebe married John Depue. They settled in this township on the farm now owned by Evan Bevans. They raised a family of ten children of whom one John S. Depue is now living. Phebe died Jan 28th 1849.

David married Joanna Emory and settled in this township. He served in the Militia in the war of 1812 came home from the service sick from exposure and died having five children. Elizabeth, Jacob, Timothy, Sarah and Ross. Elizabeth married Joseph Heming a shoemaker and tanner and settled upon the old Emory homestead now owned by the heirs of William L. Bevins deceased where they spent their life and left a number of children of whom only a daughter and granddaughter now remain in this part of the Country [unreadable word] Sally Ann widow of Dr Isaac S. Hunt and Florence daughter of David Heming. David Shay was the first person interred in the “Shaytown Burying ground” now the Hainesville Cemetery in 1814. All the rest of the families of David Shey and Joseph Fleming went to the far west.

Ephraim married Ann Ogden and settled upon the land now the farm of Theodore Shay his son. The raised seven children Susan, Timothy, Theodore, James, Mary, Joshua and Osee. Three of whom settled in this township vis Timothy, Theodore and Joshua.
Joshua married Experience Ogden a sister of his brother Ephraim’s wife and settled upon the land now the farm of Daniel Warner. They raised five children Timothy, Dyer, Phebe, [Jeftha C], Isaiah and Hanna of whom only Phebe and [Jeftha C.] are now living. 

Sarah married John Layton for his second wife in middle life and died leaving no children.

John my wife’s father married Sarah Whiting and after living a few years on the land now the farm of John Y. Clark removed to and settled upon the farm at Big Hat Brook now owned by William Clark fm where he died. They raised six children. Jesse, Anna, Phebe, Ephraim, James + Elizabeth all of whom except Jesse and Phebe still survive.

Mary married Jacob Probasco a blacksmith and settled for a time on the east side of the road opposite to the old burying ground now a part of the Hainsville Cemetery. They afterwards moved to Pike County PA and finally went to Ohio where they died. They raised a numerous family of whom none remain in this part of the country

Ruth married Silsby Weed and settled in Pennsylvania in the region of the Susquehanna River of their descendants I have no knowledge.
Osee married Whitfield Van Ness and settled along the Susquehanna River. They reared a large family of whom Edwin and William G reside in this neighborhood. 

Hannah married Levi Lewis a carpenter and lived in this neighborhood for some years finally removed to the Susquehanna country. Their family was not very numerous.

Benjamin married a [Mifs] Writer of Orange County N.Y. and settled on the farm now owned by Wm G. Rankes and subsequently moved to Susquehanna County PA in the vicinity of Montrose. They also raised a large family none of whom live in this state. The Shay family are a forcible illustration of what can be accomplished by energy + application.

Now a little more than a century since Timothy Shay and Mary Drake joined their fortune and went to work to make a home for themselves and their future descendants in what was then a wilderness. Their descendants are a host and the wild places of the earth made to blossom as the rose.

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