Generation One



+ 2 i. Jacob Emery was born October 11, 1759

Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, NJ (was originally the Lutheran Congregation of Hardwick, NJ)

Jacob Emery and Elizabeth Ross joined the Morristown, New Jersey Presbyterian Church on May 5, 1782. Some give Jacob as the son of George and Johannah Emery. The identity of George and Johannah as the parents of Jacob Emery is based mainly on information found in a hand written copy of Jacob Emery's bible record,furnished by Wilma C. Myrehn.

Elizabeth was the daughter of David and Experience Ross.

Rev. Jacob Emery b. 11 Oct. 1759 and another gives 10 Oct 1760 Essex/Morris County, New Jersey d. 21 Apr. 1824 Sussex county New Jersey. aged 64 yrs. 5 mo. 10 days buried Mettler Cemetery Sandyston Twp., Old Mine Road, Sussex County, New Jersey along with his wife his wife Elizabeth are buried together in the Mettler Cemetery on the Old Mine Road, in Sussex Co. Their headstones are in fair condition. The cemetery is on land taken over by the National Park service, but appears to be in use and is well maintained Of interest, on 14 June 1913 John Addison Biles found the gravestones for Jacob and Elizabeth (Ross) Emery in the Old Mettler Cemetery, Sussex County, New Jersey. Their descendants subsequently moved their remains to another cemetery.

His birth date is recorded as 1760 in a copy of a family bible according to the notes of Calvin Emery. According to Barbara Hoskins, he was probably born in Essex County, NJ.

Jacob Emery is listed in NJ Rateables as having been taxed in Elizabeth Twp., Essex Co., Nj in 1779 and 1780 on 1 horse, 1 head of cattle and £200 out at interest. According to Grand daughter Hannah Emery Higley, (as told to John Biles) Jacob gave a lot at Centerville, (now Layton) NJ for the church, together with a mortgage of $1000 on the James Decker farm, the interest to support the church and to run for 100 yrs. The church is now a private residence, but the adjacent graveyard is still in use.

Jacob's Revolutionary Was Service from 1778-1781 in Capt. Alexander Forseman's Co, Col. Jacob Stroud's PA Regt, and in the Morris Co., NJ Militia. He also served during the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt. Alexander Reading's Company of Infantry, Second Regt NJ Detailed Militia, Sussex Co., from 9/8/1814 to 12/5/1814.

    EMERY, JACOB Ancestor #: A036566
    Service: NEW JERSEY
    Rank: PRIVATE
    Birth: 11-11-1759
    Death: 4-21-1824 SANDY STONE TWP SUSSEX CO NEW JERSEY
    Service Source: NJ, REV WAR SLIPS: SINGLE CITATIONS OF THE NJ DOD MATERIALS, ROLL #36; STRYKER, REG OF OFFICERS & MEN OF NJ IN THE REV, PP 484, 586
    Service Description: 1) MORRIS CO MILITIA
    Residence: 1) County: MORRIS CO - State: NEW JERSEY
    Sopuses: 1) ELIZABETH X
    PA Archives,pg 411,428; NJ Men who served in the War with Great Britain, 1812-1815, pg 83. Men from Morris Co NJ who served in the Amer. Rev., compiled by B. Hoskins, pub by lib of Morristown NJ, p63.

Jacob died April 21, 1824 in Sussex Co, NJ, at 64 years of age. Apparently Jacob died without making a will, because on 4/30/1824 Jonathan Emery and Luther Clark, according to Sussex Co. records, were appointed to administer his estate. They submitted an inventory of property made on the 24th of April, showing a value of $722.54, which included horses, a wagon and harness, cattle, sheep, and swine, as well as household goods, Inv. 30 Apr 1824; Proved 30 Apr 1824. Appraisers: John LAYTON and Aaron CLARK.

In its May, 1826 Term, the Sussex Co. Orphans Court noted the value in hand as $69.01, but does not show the disposition of the estate.(from Court records, Sussex Co., NJ Will Index E - F 1772S - EMERY, Jacob. Inv. 1824) No mention is made of real estate in the inventory, but according to correspondence on file, Jacob owned a large farm and a sawmill. Sussex Co. records contain property releases that refer back to Jacob's ownerhip of land

According to Calvin Emery's notes, "Sussex Co Records, GD p 85. Sussex Co Deeds, Bk D p194 Transfer from George Emery and wife to Wm Myers, for wife Mary, dau of Jacob Emery, dec, says he was "of Delaware, Pike Co, PA" Letter from John Biles says he died in Sandyston Township, near where he is buried."

married 2 Mar 1778 Elizabeth Ross b. 5 Oct. 1761 [year 1763 has also been given] prob., Essex County, New Jersey ; d. 5 Apr. 1815 Sussex county New Jersey aged 53 yrs. 5 mo. 10 days [Letter from John Biles says he died in Sandyston Twp, near where he is buried] buried Mettler Cemetery Sandsyston twp., Old Mine Road, Sussex County, New Jersey. dau. of David Ross and Experience [-?-];

According to information copied by Calvin Emery from Jacob Emery's Bible by his son, David, Elizabeth was born on 5 September 1763. She was the daughter of David Ross and Experience. Elizabeth died April 15, 1815 in Sussex Co, NJ, at 53 years of age.(9) Her body was interred in Sandystone Twp., Sussex Co, NJ, Mettler Cemetery

married 25 Sep 1817 in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey Mary "Polly" Rupert\Rubert [Mary is listed as "Mary Rubert" in the Case book of marriages] who married 2nd Sussex co., NJ. Timothy Shay.

Marriage date of Mary and Jacob is according to the Court Records, Newton, Sussex Co, NJ, BAP 207. Mary Rupert was married by Rev. Joseph Campbell. She may have remarried soon after Jacob Emery's death. According to the land records (Bk D3, page 84, April 4, 1825), Mary Shay, formerly Mary Emery, of Sandyston, Sussex County, transferred lands formerly belonging to Jacob Emery, to Joseph Fleming (husband of Elizabeth Shay, grandaughter of Jacob Emery).

He was a soldier in the American Revolution, Northhampton county Pa. Militia. Jacob was a soldier. He served in the War of Revolution and possibley the War of 1812.

  • According to the PA Archives, page 411, 428, New Jersey Men who served in the War with Great Britain, 1812-1815
  • New Jersey Men who served in the War with Great Britain, 1812-1815, page 83 page 83. "Emery, Jacob. Served as a private in Morris Co., N.J. militia (S-584) Probably born in Essex Co.; he and his wife Elizabeth baptized in and became members of First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J., 1782." (See, "Men from Morris Co, NJ who served in the American Revolution", compiled by Barbara Hoskins, published by the library of Morristown, NJ, (1979), page 63.)
  • Jacob saw service in the War of Revolution from 1778-1781 in Capt. Alexander Forseman's company, Col. Jacob Stroud's PA Regt, and in the Morris Co, NJ Militia.
  • It is possible he served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt. Alexander Reading's Company of Infantry, Second Regt NJ Detailed Militia, Sussex Co, from Sept. 8, 1814 to Dec. 5, 1814 - although this would mean he was well into his fifties when he enlisted.)

Jacob's inventory of his estate was recorded in the Sussex County Records in PB 1824 on page 01772. His inventory was taken on April 30, 1824 and proved on April 30, 1824. On 30 April 1824 the administrators appointed were Luther Clark and Jonathan Emery. The appraisers were John Layton and Aaron Clark., his son Jonathan and Luther Clark were appointed to administer his estate.

Submitted was an inventory of property made on the 24th of April, showing a value of $722.54, which included horses, a wagon and harness, cattle, sheep,and swine, as well as household goods. In its May, 1826 Term, the Sussex County Orphans Court noted the value in hand as $69.01, but does not show the disposition of the estate.(from Court records, Sussex Co, NJ) No mention is made of real estate in the inventory, but according to correspondence on file, Jacob owned a large farm and a sawmill. Sussex County records contain property releases that refer back to Jacobs' ownership of land

Jacob Emery is listed in N.J. Rateables as having been taxed in Elizabeth Twp, Essex Co., NJ in 1779 and 1780 on 1 horse,1 head of cattle and £200 out at interest. According to Grand daughter Hannah Emery Higley, (as told to John Biles) Jacob gave a lot at Centerville, (now Layton) NJ for the church, together with a mortgage of $1000 on the James Decker farm, the interest to support the church and to run for 100 years. The church is now a private residence, but the adjacent graveyard is still in use.

In 1782, he and Elizabeth were baptized in and become members of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ May 5, 1782 Jacob Emery & Elizabeth his wif. are recorded as Half-Members History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J.

"Sussex Co Records, GD p 85. Transfer from George Emery and wife to Wm Myers, for wife Mary, dau of Jacob Emery, dec, says he was "of Delaware, Pike Co, PA"

Bob Ross' excellent "The Ross Family of New Jersey", (1990), showing an "unplaced" David Ross and wife Experience who were said to have lived at Morris Co., NJ. They had daughter Elizabeth Ross, b. 05 Oct 1761(prob. Morris Co.) , d. 15 Apr 1815 at Sussex Co. NJ where she is buried with her husband in the Mettler Cemetery in Sandystone Township. She m. 03 Mar 1778, Rev. Jacob Emery, who was b. 11 Oct 1759, d. 21 Apr 1824 at Sussex Co. They joined the Morristown NJ Presbyterian Church 05 May 1782; Rev. Emery served as a private in the Revolutionary War. 9 children are listed. The only one carried forward was dau. Joanna b. 12 Mar 1782; she m. (1) David Shay; (2) James Hankinson; and (3) Enoch Allen.

Jacob is to have married 2nd by some information found: Mary "Polly" Rubert who married d 2nd Sussex co., NJ. Timothy Shay. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, Northhampton county Pa. Militia.
  • * 1 - Jonathan Emery b. 29 Jul. 1779 Morristown, Morris, NJ. bp. 5 May 1782 Morristown; m 1st 5 Sep. 1802 Elizabeth Beadle; m 2nd 17 Sep. 1825 Elizabeth Brink

  • 2 - Johanna/Joanna Emery b. 12 Mar. 1782 Morristown, Morris, NJ. bp. 5 May 1782; m 1st 15 Jan. 1804 Sussex co., NJ. David Shay; m 2nd. 24 Jul. 1819 Sussex co., NJ. m 2nd. 24 Jul. 1819 Sussex co., NJ. James Hanldnson; m 3rd. 17 Dec. 1829 Sussex co., N. J. Enoch Allen Ross; m 4th 24 Aug. 1834 Warren co.,Oh. William Patton

  • *3 - Experience Emery b. 29 Jan. 1784 Morristown, Morris, NJ. bp. 5 Apr. 1784 d. 26 Jul. 1856; m. 7 Jun. 1801 Sussex co., NJ. Jacob Rubert b. 6 Apr. 1776 d. 30 Mar. 1860

  • *4 - Nathan Emery b. 8 Feb. 1786 Morristown, Morris NJ. d. 1872

  • *5 - George Emery b. 5 Mar. 1781 Morristown, Morris, NJ. also given as 15 Mar. 1788, d. 8 Mar (?) 1867 Stillwater, Sussex, NJ.

  • *6 - Hannah Emery b. 9 Jan. 1790 Morriston, Morris, NJ. d. 8 Jun. 1844; m. 6 Jan. 1813 George Van Nest George VAN NEST-218 was born 11 Aug 1791. George died 29 Dec 1864.

  • 7 - Sarah "Sally" Emery b. 10 Nov. 1791 Morristown, Morris, NY.; m. 1st 20 Dec. 1809 Sussex Co., NJ (Marriage Book A) Abram/Abraham Keen b: July 03, 1788 in Hardwick, Sussex Co., NJ ; m 2nd 4 Jan. 1815 Caleb Robertson; m 3rd. [-?-] Ennes The Case marriage book listed Sarah as "Sally Emmery".

  • *8 - Luther Emery b. 21 Oct. 1794 Morristown, Morris, NJ. d. 30 Mar. 1866

  • *9 - David Emery b. 19 Feb. 1796/7 Morristown, Morris, NJ.; m 1st 18 Feb. 1821 Mary Shields; m 2nd 9 Dec. 1826 Mary Burton; m 3rd [-?-] Titman.

  • *10 - Abner Emery b. 2 Mar. 1800 Morristown, Morris, NJ.

  • 11 - Susanna\Susannah Susannah Emery was born March 20, 1802 Morristown, Morris, NJ.; died April 1802 another has her living and m. Luther Clark

  • 12 - Mary Emery b. 26 Mar 1804 Morristown, Morris, NJ.; m. 2 Feb. 1822 Walpack, Sussex co., NJ. William Johnson Myers born 24 Jul 1797 in Orange Co.,NY. son of Jacob Myers Sr. and Sarah Courtright,

  • *13 - Jacob Ross Emery b. 3 Apr. 1806 near Newark,NJ./Sandyston Twp, Sussex Co., NJ d. 20 Aug. 1856






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