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Aquilla Emerson
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Birth: 1771
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1850
Virginia, USA

Parents believed to have been Richard & Penelope Dyer Emerson/Emmerson.

Tavern Keeper/Grocer, Alexandria, Va.

"EMERSON, AQUILA - Tavernkeeper - Opposite Market House...
A few doors above the old Bank on Cameron St. lately occupied by Mr. Lanham as a public house; 1808, 1818, 1819, license granted to keep an ordinary; Wm. B. Stewart, Laurence Hooff, Jr., James Campbell was his security; 1821, operated a tavern at the lower end of Wolfe St. opposite the Jail on Potomac Strand; ACCOB: July term 1808, 24th day; April term 1818, 10th day; April term 1819, 13th day."

1792 (Dec. 16) - Married Susannah Simpson (listed as Acquila Emmerson) in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Source: Marriages Recorded in St. John's Parish, Prince Georges Co., Md.; formerly Picataway or King George's Parish, Charles County; by Rev. Joseph Messenger.

1805 - death of wife, Susannah.

1811 - Owned property in what is known as the Tauxemont Historic District, Alexandria, Va. Aquilla purchased 169 acres of land on July 5, 1811, which, except for two very small parcels sold to George Mason of Hollin Hall in 1839 and 1840, remained in his possession until his death. Following Aquilla's death, the property was disputed for years in the courts.

1818 (Nov.) - Married second wife, Drayden "Drady" Hebb Coad; she being the widow of John Coad.

1832 (June 3) - death of second wife, "Drady".

1834 - Alexandria Directory: "Emerson, Acquila, Grocer, cor Potomac & Wolf Sts."

1846 - Voted in favor of act to retrocede the County of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in September 1846.

1850 (Mar. 9) - death of Aquilla Emerson.



 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Drayden Coad Hebb Emerson (1777 - 1832)
  Susannah Simpson Emerson (1772 - 1805)*
 
 Children:
  John Simpson Emerson (1794 - 1850)*
  Harrison Aquilla Emerson (1796 - 1879)*
  William W. Emerson (1802 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Cenantua
Originally Created by: AllanG
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38877735
Aquilla Emerson
Added by: AllanG
 
Aquilla Emerson
Added by: Cenantua
 
 
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