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James Emmett, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1803
Boone County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1852
San Bernardino County
California, USA

James Emmett was born to Silas Emmett and Elizabeth Trowbridge, He had 2 sisters. He married Pheobe Jane Simpson13 Apr 1823 in Boone,Kentucky. They had 11 children, Moses Simpson, Mary Jane, Elizabeth,Lucinda James Emmett II, John S, Jane, Malinda,Marinda, Joseph and Sarah Catherine. After the birth of his last child he decided to go to California and try his luck there. His 2 older children were married and gone. The last 5 of 7 children had died. So he decided to leave his wife and 2 children in Council Bluff, Iowa while he took his 18 year old daughter Lucinda to California with him.
He decided to make a place in San Bernadino, California, USA. They had no farming implements so they planted Watermellon and squeezed the juice out and made syrup to sell. It was a hard life.
James died 28 Dec 1852 in San Bernadino, California.
Lucinda eventually got back to her family in Utah.
Excerpts from a Story from Granddaughter Nancy Porter Moffett written in 1948. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Phoebe Jane Simpson Porter (1805 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  Moses Simpson Emmett (1824 - 1907)*
  Mary Jane Emmett Moffett (1825 - 1909)*
  Lucinda Emmett Moffett (1831 - 1915)*
  James Emett (1835 - 1843)*
  Marinda Emmett Boss Delmue (1844 - 1912)*
  Sarah Catherine Emmett Porter (1849 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Renae Burgess Linn
Record added: Nov 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31687059
 

This is my Grandfather also and I would love to help get him a marker in any way. Love my family!
- Faleen Truman
 Added: Jan. 19, 2016
I would love to head up the funding and get the placard.....
- Rebecca Bailey
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015
James Emmett is my great grandfather, I went to the cemetery where he is buried in Oro Grande near Victorville. There is no marked grave for him. Is there anyway the family can' get some kind of marker? I do believe this is where he is buried because it i...(Read more)
- Rebecca Bailey
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015
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