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William Emery


Posted By: Ruth Wise (email)
Date: 1/1/2013 at 03:17:44

1William Emery, who was born in 1810 in Virginia
was by trade, a carpenter. Some records show that he also worked at other trades to support his family. Before 1837 he married Elizabeth Unknown, who was born in 1818 in Maryland. No marriage record has been found for 1William Emery and Elizabeth Unknown as of July 2012. Elizabeth bore him four known children: 2William J. Emery, 3James E. Emery, 4Thomas Emery, and 5Cecilia R. Emery, who were all born in Ohio.

The Emery's lived in Ohio and Iowa. As young parents they lived in Liberty, Montgomery, Ohio, where on 3 Jan 1837 their first son, 2William J. was born.

In 1840 1William lived in Cedar County, Iowa Territory. In that census he had 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-39, and 1 female 20-29.

In 1850, 1William Emmary (census enumerator's spelling), was a 40 year old carpenter, who lived in Jefferson, Montgomery County, Ohio with his wife Elizabeth and three sons. 2William Emmary age 14, 3James age 7, and 4Thomas age 2 months. 2William and 3James attended school. No other records have been found for 4Thomas Emmary, thus it has been concluded that he died young.

On 8 Mar 1859, 1William and Elizabeth's eldest son, 2William J. Emery married Mary Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of George Lewis Gilbert and Anna Elizabeth Eckart, in Darke County, Ohio, and made his home in Madison, Butler, Ohio.

By 1860 1William and Elizabeth Emory (enumerator's spelling) have moved from Montgomery County, Ohio to Harrison, Preble County, Ohio. Their children, who still lived at home were their son, 3James Emory age 17, and their daughter 5Cecilia Emory, age 8. 1William was working as a miller. The value of his real estate was $700. His personal estate was $200. No land record has been found as of 31 May 2012.

The civil war was drawing near. The Emery brothers, 2William J. and 3James, would soon be called to serve, and to fight for what they believed.

2William J. Emery enlisted in the Union Army on 10 Aug 1861 at Camp Lucas, in Company K, 34th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, and was mustered in at Camp Dennison on 12 Sept 1861, Company K, 34th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. Mustard out on 8 Aug 1864 at New York City, NY.

3James E. Emery enlisted in the Union Army, 54th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Company A, as a Corpral on 5 Sep 1861. He did not survive the War. He died on 3 Aug 1862 at Hospt near Memphis, TN. His parents filed for his military pension. His mother, Elizabeth Emery filed on 26 Mar 1877 and his father 1William Emery filed on 30 Jan 1880.

By 1870 1William and Elizabeth Emery were living in Sugar Creek, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa. William was farming at the age of 63. The value of his personal estate was $1600. His wife Elizabeth was 52 years of age. Living in the same dwelling, but enumerated as a separate family, was their daughter, Cecilia Bruce and her family. Her son 15James Bruce, age 6 months, was born in Iowa. Her husband, John Bruce, age 23, was a painter, born in 1847, in Connecticut. 5Cecilia Bruce, was 18 years of age, born in Ohio.

Elizabeth had died by 16 June 1880, as the census states that 1William was a widower. On 30 June 1880 1William applied for 3James' military pension. No death record has been found for Elizabeth Emery as of 19 May 2012.

In 1880, Cecilia and her family were still living with 1William Emery. However, John Bruce and their son James Bruce were not there. 1William's new son-in-law, David Keller, age 43, day laborer and 8 year old daughter of Cecelia and John Bruce, Minnie M. Emery were residents of the Emery household. A marriage record for Cecilia R. Emery and David J. Keller married on 4 Oct 1884 in Polk County, Iowa. No other records have been found for the Keller family as of July 2012.

In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Swan, Marion County, Iowa, 1William Emery age 75, retired widower, born in Virginia, was living with his son 2William J. Emery and family.

No other records have been found for 1William Emery, therefore it may be safe to assume that he died soon after the 1885 Iowa State Census was taken. When and where 1William Emery died is unknown as of 16 May 2012. His last known residence in 1885 was Swan, Marion County, Iowa. 2William J. Emery then moved his family to Nebraska.

William Emery

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