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barb95831
17 posts
Feb 14, 2011
10:56 AM
Several years ago I was looking for Asa Emmons parents, and posted a query on this board asking for help. Thanks to Denise and Les' hard work three brothers were found; Lehmon, Samuel, Issac plus Asa's obit.

Recently,I received a handwritten copy of a page from the Emmons Family Bible that belonged to Issac Emmon's wife which listed Asa's parents, Lehmon and Ursula. In addition there were two brothers; Andre and Hermon, and three sisters; Lucretia, MaryAnn, and Emily.

Do any of the local papers mention any of Asa's siblings or parents?

Thanks,
Barb
Denise
674 posts
Feb 16, 2011
7:25 AM
Hi Barb,
I checked the online Gazette Index and the Early Sterling Newspaper articles" on line. I didn't find anything. Let me think about other resources.

Link to other Emmons Msg Board on this site:
EMMONS AFR

Last Edited by on Feb 16, 2011 9:22 AM
barb95831
18 posts
Feb 16, 2011
12:46 PM
Hi Denise,

I've looked on Heritage Quest, Ancestry (Library Edition), and Family Search but found no clues about where the parents or siblings of Asa settled.

Barb

Last Edited by on Feb 16, 2011 4:42 PM
barb95831
19 posts
Feb 16, 2011
9:51 PM
I'm very grateful for this information, Jack. This gives me a huge clue as to the whereabouts of the family in the early 1800s. I'm operating under the assumption that Lehmon may have been a Loyalist since Samuel and Asa were born in Canada and Lehmon Jr. and Issac were born in CT.

I'm not clear who person #0025 is. Where did you run the search?

Barb Chandler
JackP
151 posts
Feb 17, 2011
6:36 AM
Most any search engine should work, but I used Yahoo!

This morning I typed in " Isaac Hilliard Sterling" and it gave quite a few hits.

The person number 0025 is found in the following.

"James Sterling of Cornwall Connecticut" www.wolvesdare.com/genealogy/James


Good luck!
Jack
barb95831
20 posts
Feb 17, 2011
6:52 AM
Thank you, Jack and Denise.

Once again I have gotten direction from this website. It's a great source.

Barb Chandler
Denise
676 posts
Feb 18, 2011
9:50 AM
Potter/Washburn Reunion This gives a genealogy of some Emmons. See bottom of page for sourcing.
Denise


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