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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?

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:

Last Edited by on Feb 16, 2011 9:22 AM
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.


Last Edited by on Feb 16, 2011 4:42 PM
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
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!
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
676 posts
Feb 18, 2011
9:50 AM
Potter/Washburn Reunion This gives a genealogy of some Emmons. See bottom of page for sourcing.

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