EMERY John, Jr.

Male 1743 - 1828  (84 years)


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  • Name EMERY John 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 12 Mar 1743  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Intent 14 May 1796  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mrs. Sarah Plats of Boxford 
    _UID 4C9E4F9AFD844CD9941478EC2358C9B780BC 
    Died 28 Jan 1828  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (VR says he was husband of Abiah (Page) and that he died 28 Jan 1828, of old age 85 years. This would calculate to a birthdate circa. 1743. The only known John Emery born in that time-frame was the son of Moses & Lydia (Woodman) Emery who married Elisabeth (Woodman). She died 1791, long after the 1779 marriage of John & Abiah (Page) Emery. The John Emery who died 28 Jan 1828 is buried next to John Emery, son of John & Elisabeth (Woodman) Emery; therefore, the preponderance of evidence points to an error in the vital records identifying John Emery who died 28 Jan 1828 as the husband of Abiah Page.

      UPDATE 3 Apr 2020 from Chris H. Bailey, author:
      In the late 1980s, I researched and in 1991 published a 294 page hardbound book entitled “Pages & Pages: Green Mountain Pioneers and other Descendants of Amos Page (1726-1788) of Haverhill, Mass.”

      Abiah (Page) Emery was the sister of my direct Ancestor, Thomas Page (1766-1836) of Haverhill, MA, Cambridge, VT and Milan, OH. Pages 41 to 57 of my book has details on the descendants of John Emery, Jr. (b. Jan. 28, 1753 at Plaistow, NH; d. July 11, 1823 at Orford, NH of cancer, age 70.) and Abiah. Widow Abiah (Page) Emery (b. Dec. 14, 1757 at Haverhill, MA; died Feb. 22, 1837 in Peoria County, IL, age 79. She was buried in Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli Township, Peoria County, IL. John and Abiah Emery had six children born at Haverhill, five of whom married and had descendants.

      I included this note on p. 41:

      The death of John Emery has been incorrectly stated a number of times, the most serious error being in the Haverhill, MA printed vital records which claims John Emery, “husband of Abiah Page” died Jan. 28, 1828 of “old age” age 85. The statement “husband of Abiah Page” is not an original record entry, but an erroneous insertion by the compiler of the volume. Besides being ten years too old to have been “our” John, the will of this John Emery who died in 1828 at Haverhill proves him to be John Emery, son of Moses and Lydia (Emery) Emery, (b. Mar. 12, 1743 at Newbury, MA and who had movement to Haverhill and raised a family). Plaistow, NH has also been claimed for the place of death of “our” John and in some records the date for the Haverhill record has been garbled with his correct death year to create Jan. 28, 1823, a date on which no John Emery died!

      If you have any further interest in this John and Abigail (Page) Emery or their descendants, you can see a digitized copy of my 1991 book on the LDS Family Search website. There is no charge, but you have to create a password. Go to “Catalog” and “Author” and enter Bailey, Chris H. and it will appear with other items I have contributed.)

    Buried Aft 28 Jan 1828  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Pentucket Cemetery 
    John Emery, Jr. gravestone
    John Emery, Jr. gravestone

    Mr.
    JOHN EMERY
    died
    Jan. 28. 1828.
    AET. 85.

    Person ID I113507  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2020 

    Father EMERY Moses,   b. 12 Oct 1715, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1789, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother EMERY Lydia,   b. 29 Jul 1717, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1800, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1737/8  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F22069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 WOODMAN Elisabeth,   b. 29 Mar 1744, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1791, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1767  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. EMERY John, III,   b. 16 Mar 1769, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1848, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. EMERY Lydia,   b. 18 Apr 1771, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. EMERY Judith,   b. 31 May 1773, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. EMERY Samuel,   b. 10 Aug 1775, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1810  (Age 34 years)
     5. EMERY Nathan,   b. 10 Dec 1777, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. EMERY Betsey,   b. 3 Mar 1780, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. EMERY Mary,   b. 30 Dec 1783, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 
    Family ID F45677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HALE Sarah,   b. 13 Nov 1751, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Jun 1796  Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 
    Family ID F45679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S244] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:160.

    2. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 2:113.

    3. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 2:398.

    4. [S86] Death-gravestone, Pentucket Cemetery; Haverhill, MA.

    5. [S1890] CD-Mary Adams Rolfe Papers, Disk #2 Follansbee through Long.

    6. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:165.

    7. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:521.

    8. [S295] Book-VR Boxford, MA, 1:138.