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barbc95831
1 post
Sep 02, 2006
3:18 PM
I'm searching for the obituary of my great great grandfather
Asa F.R. Emmons. Asa was born in Canda about 1814. He married Nancy Booth, and together they had: Nancy, Ida, and William Emmons. Asa died December 27, 1902 in Rock Falls.

According to the History of Sterling Township, he was one of the early settlers of Sterling arriving in 1837.

Thanks for any help,

Barb Chandler
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Denise
394 posts
Sep 02, 2006
8:55 PM
Hi Barb,
Let me check the Tampico Tornado and see if I can find it. If not, I can check Sterling Library for the Gazette. I'll post it to site if I find it.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
LesN
71 posts
Sep 03, 2006
7:10 AM
I was wondering if Asa and Samuel EMMONS were brothers? They both were born in PA in the early 1800's, both lived in the Sterling - Rock Falls, IL area and BOTH married BOOTH sisters - Samuel married Malinda (who also married John WILSON) and Asa married Malinda's sister Nancy Ann.

By the way I show Asa F.R. EMMONS as having married 2x. The first to Elizabeth Ann BARTLETT on December 25, 1835 in PA (she died July 21, 1842 in Colma Twp., Whiteside Co., IL - they had a dau Harriet M. who married Theodore H. MACK 12/8/1859). After Elizabeth died, Asa married Nancy Ann BOOTH in Whiteside Co., IL (according to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index - on January 31, 1843) - probably in the Sterling - Rock Falls area.

Nancy and Malinda BOOTH were the dau's of Wm and Deborah nee HART BOOTH. Their other sibs included: John, Huston, Hart, Elijah, Jane Maria, Stephen C., Isaac, Edward D., William Stout, James Harrison, Lucinda, Daniel and Deborah Ann. (That poor mother!!!) All apparently being born in Randolph Co., VA before moving to Illinois.

Les Niemi
barbc95831
2 posts
Sep 03, 2006
7:48 AM
>I was wondering if Asa and Samuel EMMONS were brothers? >They both were born in PA in the early 1800's, both lived >in the Sterling - Rock Falls, IL area and BOTH married

No, I'm sure they weren't brothers. On Asa's death cetificate it lists his place of birth as Canada. Also the 1850, 1860, and 1880 census records list Canada as his place of birth.

I wish he was born in the states, then his parents might be easier to find. Unfortunately all the sources I have say he was just born in Canada no providence given. However, I think maybe it might have been an eastern providence. In an old newspaper clipping his daughter Ida Emmons Hewitt recalls her father coming east from New York.

Barb
LesN
72 posts
Sep 03, 2006
5:25 PM
Sorry, I was wrong about the PA; however, Asa married 1st Elzabeth Ann in PA.

Also, his bio stated "His boyhood and early manhood were passed in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York City. In the latter place he worked at the carpenter's trade."

It will be great to find a census with either Samuel or Asa's parents; who knows, maybe they will be the same parents.

Les
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Denise
395 posts
Sep 03, 2006
5:26 PM
Just an FYI - Census records are notorious for erroneous information!

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: A F R Emmons Carpenter
Age in 1860: 46
Birth Year: abt 1814
BirthPlace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Newton, Whiteside, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Kingsbury
Household Members: Name Age
A F R Emmons 46
Nancy Emmons 46
Ida Emmons 15
William Emmons 5
Cora Emmons 3

HE WAS TRANSCRIBED AS EMMONDS ON 1870 INDEX, but if you look at census, it is spelled correctly. The way they write the "s" on the end can give the appearance of "ds"
1870 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Asa Emmonds
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Age in 1870: 56
BirthPlace: New York
Home in 1870: Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Rock Falls
Nancy, age 56, b. NY
Wm., age 15, b. IL
Cora, age 12, b. IL

1880 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Asa F. Emmons
Home in 1880: Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
BirthPlace: Canada
Relation to head-of-household: Self
Spouses's Name: Nancy
Father's birthplace: Canada
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Builder
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Asa F. Emmons 66 b, Canada (parents b. Canada)
Nancy Emmons 66 b. W VA
William Emmons 25 (son)b. IL
Lizzie Smith 12 (adopted daughter) b. Germany




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Denise
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Denise
396 posts
Sep 03, 2006
6:40 PM
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1850 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Samuel Emmons
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Birth place: Canada
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 37, Whiteside, Illinois
Melinda, age 45, b. VA
Edwin A., age 3, b. IL
Nancy J., 10 mo., B. IL
Stephen Mills or Wells? age 10, b. IND.



1860 United States Federal Census Record Coloma
Name: Samuel Emmons
Age in 1860: 47
Birth Year: abt 1813
BirthPlace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sterling
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Emmons 47 farmer, b. Conn
Malinda Emmons 55 , b. ?
Edman A Emmons 13 b. IL
Nancy J Emmons 10 b. IL
Stephen C Wells 20 farm laborer
William Spears 35 farm laborer
Maria Green 20 domestic

Neighbor:
L. L. Emmons, age 39, farmer, b. Conn.
Jane Emmons, age 40, b. PA
W. B., age 16, b. PA
Sarah J. agae 10, b. IL
Caroline E. age 7, b. IL
Lamon (?) age 4, b. IL
Lydia, age 1, b. IL

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: M653_237;

Page: 849; Image: 224.





Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
LesN
74 posts
Sep 03, 2006
8:07 PM
Ok, now we also need to see if/how L.L. EMMONS ties in.

I found this on Rootsweb.com for Lehman L. EMMONS m Jane HALE:

ID: I1869
Name: Lydia Myers EMMONS
Sex: F
Birth: 26 MAR 1860 in Rock Falls, IL
Death: 15 AUG 1937 in Olney Springs, CO

Father: Lehman L. EMMONS
Mother: Jane HALE

Marriage 1 Jewett Clinton BUELL b: 22 MAY 1858 in Hamilton, NY
Married: 11 JAN 1881 in Rock Falls, IL
Children
Mary Jane BUELL b: 19 FEB 1883 in Lyndon, IL

ID: I1782
Name: Mary Jane BUELL
Sex: F
Birth: 19 FEB 1883 in Lyndon, IL
Death: 9 JUN 1972 in Olney Springs, CO

Father: Jewett Clinton BUELL b: 22 MAY 1858 in Hamilton, NY
Mother: Lydia Myers EMMONS b: 26 MAR 1860 in Rock Falls, IL

Marriage 1 Ernest Garfield CLATWORTHY b: 12 MAR 1882 in Harmon, Lee, IL
Married: 16 SEP 1902 in Rock Falls, Whiteside, IL
Children
Helen Elizabeth CLATWORTHY b: 27 APR 1903
Buell E. CLATWORTHY b: 17 JUN 1907 in Sterling, Whiteside, IL

This was posted by Mary Herzog.

You can find this link at:

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=herzogm&id=I1877

It sounds like Jewett BUELL may have been part of the creamery. From the Tampico Tornado:

May 9, 1891
The BUELL Bro.'s have placed a new awning to the front of their creamery.

July 25, 1891
Jewett BUELL and wife made a short call here Thursday. They had a few minutes talk with brother Fred.

May 7, 1892
BUELL Bros. creamery at this place is now running at full capacity.

September 17, 1892
MARRIED
One of the happiest marriages of the season occurred Wednesday morning, Sept. 14th, 1892. It was the wedding of Fred BUELL [this is probably Jewett's brother] and Miss Lon McWHORTER, the nuptual [sic] ceremony taking place at ten o'clock at the residence of the bride's mother on Fifth avenue in this city. The groom, a member of the BUELL Brothers, proprietors of the big Montmoerency creamery, is a young man who holds a high place in the regard of every one possessing his acquaintance, the talented young lady he has chosen for his helpmate through life being the youngest daughter of the late H. Tylor McWHORTER, of Montmorency. Rev. Grover C. CLARK, past of the fourth Methodist church, tied the knot, and the wedding was a very quiet one, only the members of the immediate families of the contracting couples being present. It was, also, very much the nature of a pleasant surprise to nearly all their friends. Mr. and Mrs. BUELL left by the 10:30 o'clock train for a wedding tour a week in the east. ---- Sterling GAZETTE.

September 17, 1892
Red Clover Creamery Sold Twice
During the past few weeks Manager H.F. HINDES, of the Red Clover Creamery, has been buying up the stock of that institution with the view of becoming sole proprietor of the concern himself. He had hardly got possession before he received a proposition from and Eastern firm to travel to their house, it was an offer that he could not afford to let slip, so he accepted it and then forthwith resold the creamery to the BUELL Brothers. We are sorry to loose Mr. HINDES as a businessman, for he has proven himself energetic, progressive and capable and became a prominent factor in business circles and also in the public affairs of our village.

September 24, 1892
Fred BUELL arrived in town Monday morning on the passenger. He was accorded a hearty greeting by all who met him and many were they who shook his and extended their congratulations. Fred had been absent for over a week and his presence was needed at the creameries where he has kept himself pretty closely this week.

November 5, 1892
The Red Clover Creamery will grind feed every afternoon, until further notice. Come on with your grain and have it ground. BUELL Brothers.

April 1, 1893
Geo. DRAYTON has again taken the road and is working a cream route for the BUELL Bro's creamery. George is a tip top man and will hustle in a large amount of cream for that factory.

May 6, 1893
Mrs. McWHORTER, of Montmorency, has been spending the week with her daughter, Mrs. Fred BUELL.

May 6, 1893
Fred BUELL and Fred GLASSBURN went to Sterling last Sunday afternoon, from there they took the train early Monday morning for Chicago, to be present at the opening of the World's Fair.

May 20, 1893
Fred BUELL, of the Tampico Creamery, told us that he is paying seventeen cents for cream now, and that at this time last year he paid twelve cents.

July 22, 1893
Fred BUELL was the happiest man we met on the streets Friday morning. He was covered with smiles, and he had occasion to be, for what man wouldn't be under like circumstances. His exuberant feelings were all on the account of the advent of a nice baby girl in his household Thursday night.

September 2, 1893
Fred BUELL has rented a house in Sterling and will move there in a week or so.

October 7, 1904
The same of the property of Fred BUELL, the bankrupt Prophetstown creamery man will be held in Prophetstown, Oct. 29. It will be a public sale and the proceeds will be divided among the creditors of Mr. BUELL after the expenses have [sic] been provided for.

August 11, 1905
YORKTOWN
Mrs. BUELL of Chicago is visiting for a couple of weeks at A.O. HUNTER's.
barbc95831
4 posts
Sep 03, 2006
8:34 PM
Thanks Denise and Les for all the time you've devoted to my query.

Barb
barbc95831
5 posts
Sep 04, 2006
9:37 AM
I already have Asa's death certificate, and don't want Samuel's. Thanks for offering though.

I'm curious about the little girl who was adopted too. I'd like to know the story behind her adoption, but have no idea where I could find any information. Would it have been in the paper?

Did you find the Canadian census information on Ancestry or somewhere on the internet? I ask becuase I have another ancestor from a foreign country and would like to learn how to search.

Thanks for all your help.

Barb Chandler
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Denise
398 posts
Sep 04, 2006
1:22 PM
TAMPICO TORNADO
Jan. 3, 1903
(Listed in the "gossip column" or "local News" - no obituary section)
E. A. Emmons attended the funeral of his uncle, A. F. R. Emmons, in Rock Falls Monday. The deceased died last Saturday at the age of eighty-seven, and was one of the pioneers of Whiteside county.

Barb,
I got the Canadian info from Ancestry.com. I have some other websites, but on a different computer. If there is someone you need me to look up, email me and I'll see what I can find. Otherwise, I will send you the public websites for Canada Genealogy.

Since you have not offered - I can only assume that the parents' names were not on Asa's death certificate? Could you possible scan the certificate and email it to me?

I will scan the copy of his obit/death notice and email it to you and Les.

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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Guest on Sep 04, 2006 2:13 PM
LesN
75 posts
Sep 04, 2006
7:00 PM
Well, there you go....The January 2, 1903 Tornado has the information needed to join Samuel EMMONS, E. A [Edwin A.] EMMONS' father, to Asa, E.A. EMMONS' uncle!!!
Now we need to find the link between Samuel and Asa to Lehman L. EMMONS. That will come, I'm sure.

Thanks Denise and Barb!!

Les
barbc95831
8 posts
Sep 04, 2006
8:05 PM
Thank you so much for the work Denise and Les.

I feel like I may have missed something:-) You both are much better at this puzzle than I. How are Samuel and Lehman related to Asa?






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Barb Chandler
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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
LesN
77 posts
Sep 05, 2006
10:46 AM
Barb,

Regarding Asa and Samuel.

E.A. (Edwin) EMMONS' father was Samuel EMMONS (his mother was Malinda BOOTH - sister of Asa's wife Nancy Ann BOOTH.)

As Denise posted from the Tampico Tornado newspaper, Jan. 2, 1903 E.A. EMMONS was in Rock Falls at his UNCLE's funeral. Asa died in Rock Falls Dec. 27, 1902.

I know I'm making a leap (maybe more like a little step) to say that if E.A.'s uncle died in Rock Falls and if Asa died days before the article in Rock FAlls and if Asa and Samuel (E.A.'s father) both married BOOTH sisters; then, my conclusion is that Asa and Samuel were brothers.

But, I guess there's always a chance, in this case VERY slim due to the uniqueness of the name EMMONS in the Rock Falls / Tampico area, that Asa and Samuel are NOT brothers.

Les

Re Lehman: We'll need to find similar evidence (probably more substantial due to the fact that Lehman did not marry one of the BOOTH sisters) to conclude his relationship to Asa and Samuel; however, I believe we will find it if we dig deep enough.
barbc95831
9 posts
Sep 05, 2006
11:43 AM
Thanks for the explanation Les. As I learn more about genealogy. I think assumptions help lead us to ultimate sources.

I know from my experience with another line that brothers from one line married sisters from another.

Again, thanks for the explanation.
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
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Denise
401 posts
Sep 05, 2006
5:55 PM











See Asa F. R. Obits





I'm in the process of transcribing E. A. Emmons obit. Watch the "What's New?" section.

Here are the Canadian online resources:
CANADA
Nat'l Archives - http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/index_e.html
Census Links - http://www.censuslinks.com/index.php?t=sub_pages&cat=7
Cyndi's List - http://www.cyndislist.com/census2.htm#Tools
Telephone Directory online - http://www.411.ca/
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Sep 05, 2006 9:12 PM
barbc95831
10 posts
Sep 05, 2006
9:11 PM
Thank you so much Denise for all your hard work. The obituary is fascinating.

I'm surprised the paper didn't mention his daughter Cora Emmons who was married to Stratton Mingle.

The 1850 census mentions a Harriet age 12 born in NY, but the later census records don't mention her.

Do you or Les have any ideas as to why this might be? Or, is this an example of the mistakes made in the early records.

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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
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Denise
402 posts
Sep 05, 2006
9:14 PM
She would have been 22 by the next census - probably married or on her own. Have you searched for her seperately?
The following was on Ancestry's "One World Tree" Which is a compilation of various information on a surname from various sources. I would verify any of this information before considering it as fact:

Harriet M Emmons
Spouse: Theodore Horace Mack F: Unknown

M: Unknown
Birth: 1 Apr 1838 - Sterling, Illinois, USA
Death: 1903
Marriage: 8 Dec 1859

Family Groups
Spouse Remove this family
Theodore Horace Mack
Born: 5 Oct 1836 in Brooklyn Township, [county], Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 3 Nov 1903 in Sterling, [county], Illinois, USA Edit
Marriage: 8 Dec 1859 Edit
Children Sex Birth
Myra Mack F 17 Jul 1861 in Sterling, [county], Illinois, USA Edit
Charles T Mack M 24 Jan 1863 in Sterling, [county], Illinois, USA Edit
Harriet Mack F 26 Apr 1866 in Sterling, [county], Illinois, USA Edit
Elizabeth Mack F 27 Jan 1868 in Sterling, [county], Illinois, USA Edit
Add a child
Add a spouse

From the IL State Archives MARRIAGES:

MACK, THEODORE H EMMONS, HARRIET M 12/08/1859 / 00000361 WHITESIDE

Also, here is an example of Canadian information found on Ancestry:
Database: Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1922

Name Estimated Birth Year Marriage Date Spouse Name Marriage County View Image

Elizabeth Ellen Brick abt 1860 17 Sep 1879 Samuel Emmons Middlesex

If you click on the name, you will get this info:
Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1922 Record
Name: Elizabeth Ellen Brick
Birth Place: England
Age: 19
Father Name: John Emmons
Mother Name: Essie Wilnne
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Spouse Name: Samuel Emmons
Spouse's Age: 21
Spouse Birth Place: Metcalfe
Spouse Father Name: John Emmons
Spouse Mother Name : Harriet Emmons
Marriage Date: 17 Sep 1879
Marriage Place: Middlesex
Marriage County: Middlesex
Source: Indexed by: Ancestry.com


Elizabeth Ellen Brick abt 1860 17 Sep 1879 Samuel Emmons Middlesex
Nazaire Diott abt 1889 23 Nov 1914 Harriet Edna Emmons Algoma
Eliza Emmons abt 1854 19 Mar 1891 Philip Geary Lambton
George Emmons abt 1854 8 Dec 1880 Sarah E Wilkinson Middlesex
Harriet Emmons 17 Apr 1880
Harriet Emmons abt 1831 17 Apr 1880 George Miles Middlesex
Harriet Edna Emmons abt 1892 23 Nov 1914 Nazaire Diott Algoma
Henry Emmons abt 1852 6 Nov 1873 Elizabeth Scott Middlesex
John Emmons abt 1856 19 Nov 1879 Esther Ann Wilmer Middlesex
John Emmons abt 1856 29 Nov 1879 Esther Ann Wilmer Middlesex
Samuel Emmons abt 1858 17 Sep 1879 Elizabeth Ellen Brick Middlesex
Samuel Emmons abt 1858 17 Sep 1879 Elizabeth Ellen Brick Middlesex
Henry Emmoris abt 1852 6 Nov 1873 Elizabeth Scott Middlesex
Philip Geary abt 1861 19 Mar 1891 Eliza Emmons Lambton
George Miles abt 1832 17 Apr 1880 Harriet Emmons Middlesex
Elizabeth Scott abt 1854 6 Nov 1873 Henry Emmoris Middlesex
Elizabeth Scott abt 1856 6 Nov 1873 Henry Emmons Middlesex
Sarah E Wilkinson abt 1860 8 Dec 1880 George Emmons Middlesex
Esther Ann Wilmer abt 1860 29 Nov 1879 John Emmons Middlesex
Esther Ann Wilmer abt 1860 19 Nov 1879 John Emmons Middlesex

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Denise
Family History Coordinator
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Denise
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Sep 06, 2006
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Emmons - Buell Marriage 1881




Thought the wedding gift list was interesting. Today we get duplicate toasters - in 1881 you got duplicate pickle castors (???). Glad they don't publish gift list these days. I'm going to a wedding this weekend - would not like to see "Bedding from Walmart" published! (giggle)


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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

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Denise
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Sep 06, 2006
7:58 AM











E. A. Emmons obit






Ok - I'm going over to the cemetery now to take photos of the Tampico Emmons.
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
barbc95831
11 posts
Sep 06, 2006
10:19 AM
Thank you so much, I'm overwhelmed by all the information you've given me. I'm learning a lot about searching. Thank you.

I'll go over these records today.

I love the flowery prose they used in the wedding article.
"The guests were gliding homeward under the wintery moon."
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
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Denise
407 posts
Sep 06, 2006
12:50 PM
oops - I keep forgetting to add stuff. Are you aware there is an EMMONS Family book? (I would check local library, or LDS library or to purchsase, check eBay)I don't know if this any connection to your Emmons or not. The index does not list an ASA. This is just an FYI to let you know there is an Emmons History/Genealogy book out there.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. The Emmons family genealogy [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Emmons, Edward Neville,. The Emmons family genealogy : a record of the emigrant Thomas Emmons of Newport, Rhode Island, with many of his descendants from 1639 to 1905. Index: Part III--Supplementary names Index: Part II--Names other than Emmons Index: Part I--Emmons' names Supplement Eleventh generation Tenth generation Ninth generation Eighth generation Seventh generation Sixth generation Fifth generation Fourth generation Third generation Second generation First generation Front matter Title page. Syracuse, N.Y.: Lyman Bros., 1985.

Description:
The Emmons family genealogy
Compiled by Edward Neville Emmons, Syracuse, NY 1905
About this book

Source: Original data: Emmons, Edward Neville,. The Emmons family genealogy : a record of the emigrant Thomas Emmons of Newport, Rhode Island, with many of his descendants from 1639 to 1905. Index: Part III--Supplementary names Index: Part II--Names other than Emmons Index: Part I--Emmons' names Supplement Eleventh generation Tenth generation Ninth generation Eighth generation Seventh generation Sixth generation Fifth generation Fourth generation Third generation Second generation First generation Front matter Title page. Syracuse, N.Y.: Lyman Bros., 1985.

Notes: Publisher name from NUC pre-1956 imprints.
Includes index.

Subjects: Emmons, Thomas, d. 1664.
Emmons family.

DAR (dAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION) also have a lot of Emmons info.
Ancestry is listing a ton of publication on this surname:
Family & Local Histories 5,158

256 The Emmons family genealogy
163 Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.)
110 History of the town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire
69 A centurial history of the Mendon Association of Congregational Ministers
35 History of Woodstock, Vermont
» View all 5,158 results (IMPOSSIBLE! TO VIEW THEM ALL!!)



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Denise
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barbc95831
12 posts
Sep 06, 2006
2:28 PM
I didn't notice the pictures of the headstones. Thanks.
Pictures add a personal touch to genealogy.

I'll have to take a trip to the library, and look up some of those books on Ancestry. Or, are they accessible like some of the books are on Heritage Quest?
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/

Last Edited by barbc95831 on Sep 06, 2006 4:24 PM
LesN
79 posts
Sep 06, 2006
4:06 PM
Ok, now I think Lehman L. EMMONS has been tied in. With that of above and from the Tampico Tornado:

November 4, 1893
Burd [sic] EMMONS, of Rock Falls, made his cousin Ed EMMONS, of this place, a visit Tuesday.


The "Burd" noted in the Tornado above is, I believe is the "BYRD" son of Lehleman EMMONS in the census Denise pasted in a post above.
LesN
80 posts
Sep 06, 2006
4:12 PM
I wonder if this is a typo on my behalf when I transcribed it from The Tornado or that of the editor at The Tornado and the article is talking about Lehman L's son L.L EMMONS, Jr. or is there an L.B. EMMONS that needs to be tracked down? I suspect L.B. may be another brother of Asa, Samuel, Lehman (and the A.V. EMMONS of Garden Plain, IL listed in Asa's obit - see link Denise posted for Asa's obit above.)

Les

March 18, 1899
J.B. EMMONS of Garden Plain arrived here last Saturday, and his daughter Mrs. Ellen SWEET arrived Tuesday morning. They are guests of E.A. EMMONS and wife. J.B. EMMONS is 78 years of age but is remarkably spry for a man of that age.

Last Edited by LesN on Sep 06, 2006 4:15 PM
LesN
81 posts
Sep 06, 2006
4:17 PM
Ok, who's the EMMONS relative in Morrison?

Tampico Tornado
May 26, 1900
Mr. and Mrs. E.A. EMMONS and daughters, Minnie and Myrtie visited relatives in Morrison and Gardenplain [sic] the first of this week.
LesN
83 posts
Sep 06, 2006
4:31 PM
Ok, another..... who's E.A. (Edwin) EMMONS' daughter that married CROSS???

Les

Tampico Tornado:
June 6, 1903
E.A. EMMONS was in Sterling Wednesday where he visited his daughter, Mrs. C.J.A. CROSS. Mr. CROSS expects to work as deputy for the F.R.L.A. under the direction of Geo. JACKSON.

August 8, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. C.J.A. CROSS, of Sterling, visited Mrs. CROSS' parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. EMMONS, this week.

Could it be Minnie who, in 1915, married Claude LOVE?

August 5, 1904
MR. AND MRS. H. SUMPTION'S SURPRISED
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey SUMPTION were agreeably surprised Tuesday evening by a party of friends and a pleasant evening was enjoyed. Ice cream and cake and fruit were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Bird POTTER, Misses, Maude McCLURE, Jennie KNOX, Jennie BURDEN, Bessie STICKLE, Mary SLYE, and Dollie TEACH, Mary RICHARDSON, Mae and Edna ALLEN, Florence WYMAN, Edna and Vera SUMPTION, Inez REMINGTON, Myrtle EMMONS, Mrs. Minnie CROSS, Glenn STEADMAN, Ralph GLASSBURN, Lewis FOY, Lee DAVIS, Asael and Alfred THOMAS, Joe SUMPTION, Mr. BESSE, Frank O'NEIL, Carl RICHARDSON, Leve COLBERG.

September 23, 1915
ARE MARRIED IN PRICETON
Miss Minnie EMMONS and Claude D. LOVE Steal A March On Their Friends Saturday.
Miss Minnie EMMONS and Claude D. LOVE both of this place were married last week Saturday at Princeton and the news of the marriage which has been kept a secret until announced through The Tornado will come as a big surprise to their many friends whom they have completely outwitted.
They were married last week Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock by Rev. R.H. POOLEY, pastor of the Methodist church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. ALLEN friends of the bride. In order to escape their watchful friends who suspected that a wedding night occur sometime, they left Tampico at 4 o'clock in the morning on a rainy day and motored to Princeton where they were quietly married. They returned to Tampico the same afternoon at 3 o'clock and Mrs. LOVE went to work at here accustomed place in FENN & ELLISON's drug store. Both went to the homes of their respective parents and kept the matter a secret in the two families until the announcement was given to the Tornado where it reads as a big surprise.
Both the bride and groom come from two prominent and old Tampico families. The bride is the daughter of E.A. EMMONS one of Tampico's old, well known citizens and business men, the ice dealer. She was born and raised in this community and has always taken a very active part in the social and religious work of the Baptist chruch. Possessed of pleasant manners and a sunny disposition she has made hosts of friends whose congratulations although a few days late will be all the more hearty. Mr. LOVE, the groom, is the sone of W.J. LOVE another well known, prominent citizen who is engaged in the live stock business. For several years he resided in the west where he was actively and successfully engaged in the practice of osteopathy and is regarded highly by his many friends here who will be ready to tender their best wishes on hearing of his marriage.

.....orrrr...is there something else afoot?
July 12, 1917
DEATH OF E.A. EMMONS
Edwin A. EMMONS, an old soldier, a retired business man and one of Tampico's aged prominent citizens died at his home on south Main street Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. Death resulted from paralysis having suffered a severe stroke about a year and a half ago from which he never fully recovered and gradually grew worse after his rally from it.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church and interment will be in the Tampico cemetery.
The ranks of the G.A.R. are rapidly thinning and one by one the defendants of the Nation in the dark days of the Civil War are answering the last call. The few remaining members of Samuel G. STEADMAN Post. G.A.R. suffered the loss of another Comrad when E.A. EMMONS passed to his reward after having been confined to his bed but a short time.
Mr. EMMONS suffered paralytic stroke about two years ago and although he never recovered his health and strength in full he had to be taken about town where he enjoyed visits with his acquaintances in his usual jovial way until about a month ago when he suffered a relapse and gradually failed until the end came.
Obituary
Edwin A. EMMONS was born in Sterling township Febraury 4, 1847 and died at his home in Tampico, July 19, 1917 at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 6 days. The early years of his life were spent in the place of his birth, from where he enlisted as a private in Company D. 21st Illinois Veteran Infantry Volunteers and received an honorable discharge at San Antonio, Texas, on the 16th day of December 1865.
He was married to Irene FOY March 1st, 1876 and resided on the old homestead southwest of town the greater part of the time until about fifteen years ago when he moved to Tampico where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Baptist church of Tampico and died secure in his Christian faith. He was also a charter member of the Tampico Woodman camp.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife, three daughters, Mesdames Mabel C. BURNS and Minnie I. LOVE of Tampico, and Mrsy Myrtle R. GRAHAM of Danbury, Iowa, two daughters, Vera and Viva having died in infancy; four grandchildren, Gladys BURNS, Chester, Melvin and Darrell GRAHAM, and one sister, Mrs. Nancy MaCOMBER of Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. EMMONS had been closely identified with the business and social life of the community for many years in the course of which his absolute integrity and square dealing and his hearty support of all that made for the welfare of the community made and retained for him a large number of sincere friends.
He was a kind and considerate husband and father a good neighbor and a man of generous disposition always ready to extend a helping hand to those in trouble to distress and his cheery face and kindly greeting will be sorely missed by all.

Last Edited by LesN on Sep 06, 2006 4:51 PM
LesN
84 posts
Sep 06, 2006
4:42 PM
Ed visits "Aunt Nancy" in Rock Falls:
Les

The Tornado:
June 28, 1907
E.A. EMMONS was in Rock Falls last week Saturday where he xxxx xxx xelp Aunt Nancy EMMONS celebrate her 93rd birthday and also took a number of pictures of the aged lady.
Administrator
Denise
408 posts
Sep 06, 2006
6:52 PM
1850 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Nancy J Emmons
Age: 0
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birth place: Illinois
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 37, Whiteside, Illinois
HOH: Samuel Emmons
Wife: Melinda
Edwin A
Nancy J.
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 37, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: M432_132;

Page: 394; Image: 258.

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Nancy J Emmons
Age in 1860: 10
Birth Year: abt 1850
BirthPlace: Illinois
Home in 1860: Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Sterling
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Emmons 47
Malinda Emmons 55
Edman A Emmons 13
Nancy J Emmons 10
Stephen C Wells 20
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: M653_237;

Page: 849; Image: 224.

ANOTHER NANCY EMMONS
1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Nancy Emmons
Age in 1860: 46
Birth Year: abt 1814
BirthPlace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Newton, Whiteside, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Kingsbury
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
A F R Emmons 46
Nancy Emmons 46
Ida Emmons 15
William Emmons 5
Cora Emmons 3


1880 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Nancy Emmons
Home in 1880: Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
BirthPlace: West Virginia
Relation to head-of-household: Wife
Spouses's Name: Asa F.
Father's birthplace: WV
Mother's birthplace: WV
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Asa F. Emmons 66
Nancy Emmons 66
William Emmons 25
Lizzie Smith 12
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: T9_258;

Family History Film: 1254258; Page: 74.1000; Enumeration District: 193; Image: 0583.





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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Administrator on Sep 06, 2006 7:33 PM
LesN
85 posts
Sep 06, 2006
6:58 PM
Ok,
The "Two" Nancy J. EMMONS, dau of Sameul are the same (age 0 and age 10 in the two censuses separated by 10 years).
The other Nancy EMMONS, is the wife of Asa (thus, nee BOOTH) and this, then is "Aunt Nancy" to Edwin A EMMONS son of Asa's brother Samuel.
Thanks for that clarification.
Les
barbc95831
13 posts
Sep 07, 2006
8:34 AM
I did a soundex search on Emmons and came up with several people but all were in a later generation. Here is the website;
http://www.ingeneas.com/ingeneas/index.html

I'm going over to the library to search on Ancestry and see what I come up with. I'll let you know if I find anything.
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
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Denise
411 posts
Sep 08, 2006
11:17 AM
What Emmon are you still looking for? I thought I had posted all of the Emmons you were searching. It's the Frank McWhorter that I can't find - or at least don;t know if it is the correct Frank.

Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by Guest on Sep 10, 2006 5:15 AM
barbc95831
14 posts
Sep 09, 2006
9:19 PM
I'm looking for Asa's parents names. I didn't have any luck at the library though. Barb
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
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Denise
415 posts
Sep 11, 2006
6:42 AM
I forgot to tell you that when I was at the Sterling library copying Emmon info, Marilyn Anderson told me about the "Moreall" files they have. This is a lady that went through history books, newspapers ,etc. and made comments in margins, added info, etc. She gave me a copy of 4 or five pages of the index of what they have on EMMON. Right now, the computer is down at the museum, but should be up in the next day or two. That is where the scanner is and I have already scanned the index for you. You can see if any of it interests you and contact Marilyn for a copy. Watch your email from me for this index. If I don't post this info now, I might forget about it :>)
You can also contact Marilyn yourself (be prepared for a long wait - she is a very busy lady!)

P>Sterling Public Library

102 West Third Street
Sterling, Illinois 61081 
Phone: 815-625-1370
Fax: 815-625-7037
Genealogy: genealogy@sterlingpubliclibrary.org


Sterling Public Library's Index to the Sterling Daily Gazette


WHITESIDE COUNTY GENEALOGIST SOCIETY
P. O. Box 145
Sterling, IL  61081


President of W/S County Genealogist Society, Marilyn Huffman-Anderson (Note: Marilyn is also the director of the Genealogy Research Dept. at Sterling Public Library. Email her at genealogy@sterlingpubliclibrary.org.


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Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Jul 04, 2009 9:28 AM
barbc95831
15 posts
Sep 11, 2006
11:10 AM
Thanks. I'll watch for it.

Barb
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
Administrator
Denise
420 posts
Sep 17, 2006
12:15 PM
Barb,
I have emailed you and Les the info on EMMONS at the Sterling Library.
Should be a 4-page pdf file.
Denise
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
barbc95831
16 posts
Sep 17, 2006
9:19 PM
I haven't gotten it yet. My computer is pretty slow.

Barb
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Barb Chandler
Link to Family Tree and Photo Album;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbc46/
barb95831
2 posts
Jul 03, 2009
10:00 PM
I've been searching for Asa's parents for a couple years, and have hit a brickwall. The government of Canada did not require birth certificates to be registered before 1869. According to Asa's obit, which I obtained on this wonderful website, he was born in 1815 in Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada. Came to the US, and was in NY, CT, and PA before moving westward and settling in IL. My last resort is to see if someone can find a baptismal certificate at the Anglican church achieves.

I understand there are three distinct lines of the Emmons family. I looked through the index of names in the book "A Record of the Emigrant Thomas Emmons of Newport, Rhode Island," and did not see Asa. My guess is that possibly he was descended from Thomas who came to the US from England and ultimately settled near Litchfield, CT.

I've hit a brick wall, and came back here in hopes that possibly someone on this board might have some ideas of other places I could search.

Thanks, Barb Chandler
Administrator
Denise
727 posts
Jul 04, 2009
8:28 AM
Barb,
My guess is that you have already perused the online Canadian records. I will post some links that may be of interest to you, in case you have not had an opportunity to review them. Let me know if you find something:

LINKS
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA ARCHIVES
LINKS FROM ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Methodist in this area use to be part of the Rockford District, but it recently changed. Perhaps you could get some direction from them. Not sure what records they hold. Here is their info:
Contact for North Central Jurisdiction:

Maria D Wiblin
Secretary
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3223
Phone: (612) 435-1304
Website: www.ncjumc.org
NORTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION
Email: maria@haumc.org

ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

ONTARIO RECORDS & RESOURCES

United Church Central Archives
Includes Methodist, Congregational, many Presbyterian records pre 1925.
UNITED CHURCH CENTRAL ARCHIVES

ALSO -
Anglican General Synod Archives
Nancy Hurn
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2
Tel.: 416-924-9199 x279
Fax: 416-968-7983
Archive’s e-mail: archives@national.anglican.ca
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm by appointment only
ANGLICAN GENERAL SYNOD ARCHIVES

I think I found this on Ancestry. One link led to another and now I am not sure where I found everything. This lady lived in the ancestral birthplace of Asa - perhaps a link to your past?
Birth, Marriage & Death > Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934 > Frontenac > 1904
Emmons, Hester
DOD: Dec. 24, 1904 age 93, Kingston Twp., COD: old age; Dr. Edwards, Methodist, Informant: Albert Emmons

This was also available on line:
Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register
Vol Pg# Dist./Co. Area Given-name Surname Father Mother Residence Birthplace Birthdate Bapt-date Bapt-place Minister

4 331 Lambton Waterford Albert E. Emmons Samuel Eliza A. Warwick Shathroy 1887-12-28 1894-04-16 Warwick Harris, Rev. A.G.

4 331 Lambton Waterford Annie Eliza Emmons Samuel Eliza A. Warwick Shathroy 1880-08-19 1894-04-16 Warwick Harris, Rev. A.G.

1 653 Johnstown Elizabethtown Twp. Edward James Emmons Abram Jane Eliza Elizabethtown Elizabethtown 1847-01-27 1847-03-01 Elizabethtown Healy, Rev.E.

4 331 Lambton Waterford George James Emmons Samuel Eliza A. Warwick Shathroy 1886-04-28 1894-04-16 Warwick Harris, Rev. A.G.

2 690 Leeds Co. Elizabethtown Morris Franklin Emmons Abram Jane Eliza Elizabethtown Elizabethtown 1853-06-28 1853-12-24 Ernesttown Chapman, Rev. Wm.

4 331 Lambton Waterford Samuel E. Emmons Samuel Eliza A. Warwick Shathroy 1889-11-27 1894-04-16 Warwick Harris, Rev. A.G.

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Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
TampicoHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

Last Edited by on Jul 04, 2009 9:25 AM
barb95831
3 posts
Jul 04, 2009
11:14 AM
I have pursued all the Canadian resources online. I'm writing to the Anglican achieves to see how much they charge to hunt for baptismal records.

Is there a Methodist church in Coloma Township? Since Asa lived there he may have given record of his baptism. A long shot but they may have some record.

Thanks, Barb Chandler
barb95831
4 posts
Jul 04, 2009
11:45 AM
I forgot to ask if someone who has ancestry can look up Eli Emmons? It's a shot in the dark, but he might just possibly be Asa's father. A woman who searched for Asa's parents in Kingston. Said that the paper mentioned Eli Emmons death in 1817.
Administrator
Denise
728 posts
Jul 04, 2009
11:54 AM
Barb,
According to our minister here at the Tampico Methodist church, the sacramental records are kept at the District offices. That is why I gave you the link for our area:(repeat of info I posted above)
The Methodist in this area use to be part of the Rockford District, but it recently changed. Perhaps you could get some direction from them. Not sure what records they hold. Here is their info:
Contact for North Central Jurisdiction:

Maria D Wiblin
Secretary
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3223
Phone: (612) 435-1304
Website: www.ncjumc.org
NORTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION
Email: maria@haumc.org

I have a subscription to Ancestry and can do your look-up. I'll be back......
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Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
TampicoHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

Last Edited by on Jul 04, 2009 11:59 AM
barb95831
5 posts
Jul 04, 2009
1:19 PM
I'll try the District Office to see if they have any records on Asa.

Thanks for the information.
Barb
Denise
425 posts
Jul 05, 2009
6:11 AM
Nothing significant found for Eli Emmons on Ancestry. Sorry
barb95831
6 posts
Jul 05, 2009
8:39 AM
Thanks for the look-up.
barb95831
7 posts
Jul 28, 2009
10:36 AM
I contacted the Anglican Achieves of Canada to do a search for Asa's baptismal or confirmation records. The researcher found nothing.

I'm not sure where I will go from here. I would like to find the names of his parents, but it seems I'm running out of options. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Barb Chandler
Administrator
Denise
729 posts
Jul 28, 2009
11:35 AM
Thanks for getting back to us on this. Let me dig around on this end and see if I can come up with anything.
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Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
TampicoHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
barb95831
14 posts
Jan 11, 2010
1:32 PM
I'd like to find clues that may help my search for Asa's parents. Is he buried in Rock Falls cemetery? If so, when and where can I call? I've tried numerous times but they never answer.
barb95831
15 posts
Jan 12, 2010
11:10 AM
I saw in his obit he was buried in the I.O.O.F cemetery, however I searched and didn't find his name. Aren't all the names transcribed or was his body moved to another cemetery?

Barb Chandler
barb95831
16 posts
Jan 12, 2010
11:16 AM
I found the answer to my question. Thanks, Barb Chandler


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