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Corp. Philip Snell Empey, U.E.L

Also Known As: "Philip Emige", "Impey", "Impe", "Emige/Empie"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Palatine, Montgomery, New York, America
Death: February 2, 1795 (68)
Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Empey and Elisabetha Empey
Husband of Maria E. B. Empey (Schultsin)
Father of Corp. Johannes Friederich Empie, U.E.L.; Corp. Philip Empie; Pvt. Wilhelmus Philip Empey, U.E.L.; Anne Eva VanKoughnet; First Sgt. Adam Philip Empey, U.E.L. and 7 others
Brother of Marg. A. E. Shultz (Empie); William W. Empey, U.E.L.; Anna Margaretha Empey; John Frederick Empie; Adam Empey, Corporal and 3 others

Occupation: Farmer/ Soldier Battle of Oriskany, Prisoner of War
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About Corp. Philip Snell Empey, U.E.L

Philip Empey Sr. U.E.L.

SOURCES< Dr. E. Keith Fitzgerald; Herman Witthoft Sr., Barbara Empie Greene; United Empire Loyalists Registry

Marriage to: Maria Elizabeth Barbara Schultz- 1/20/1747 in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY.

Maria`s Surname A.K.A.- Schults, Schultsin, Schultzin
Philip and Maria had 8 sons (6 of whiched served in KRRNY)

and 3 daughters.

Pvt. Philip Empey Sr.-( rank of Private) Served under: Capt. Soffrines Deychert in March of 1757 Enlistment Date: 5/22/1780 Kings Royal Regiment New York In 1781-3, he served under: Capt. Patrick Daly

In 1784, he had drawn Lots for land in Royal Township #2 (Present day Cornwall, Ontario, Canada)

Philip Sr. appears on the Kings Royal Regiment New York (KRRNY) loyalist master muster roll P.L.2d 1786 of the East district as Corporal Philip.

He fought in the Revolutionary War,Battle of Oriskany,New York.

Also on the roll were his sons,Henry John,Jacob,Peter and Philip Jr.

...the Petitioner received many insults and Abuses from the Rebels, prior to being confined in Jail in Spring 1777, till he would swear Allegiences to the Congress, but on refusal was put in the Dungeon, where he continued expecting nothing but Death, by the severity of his Confinement. Wherefore, to save his Life, he submitted to swear whatever they desired him.

He was reimprisoned with three sons, then escaped.
The Rebels imprisoned his wife and children in the Johnstown Jail.
After Philip escaped, a 50 pound reward was offered for his capture-dead or alive.
His Estate and effects real and personal, were confiscated.

Will dated: 8/17/1795 Probated: 2/27/1796

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Corp. Philip Snell Empey, U.E.L's Timeline

October 11, 1726
Montgomery, New York, America
June 8, 1748
Age 21
Palatine Camp, Albany County, New York
October 2, 1749
Age 22
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, NY, USA
October 2, 1749
Age 22
Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
January 18, 1751
Age 24
Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
August 22, 1751
Age 24
Reimsnyder, Albany County, New York
April 16, 1755
Age 28
Palatine Camp, Albany County, New York
January 20, 1757
Age 30
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA
August 21, 1759
Age 32
Stone Arabia, Albany (presently Montgomery), New York (Colony), USA (present day)