Emily was born in Woodgreen, Hampshire, England, to Vincent Mist and Mary Anna Baillie.
Emily emigrated to Napier in 1877 at the age of 9 on the ship Renfrewshire with her parents and 1 year old sister Mary. The ship sailed from London on September 29th 1877, arriving in Hawkes Bay on the 4th January 1878. It was placed in quarantine on account of scarlet fever having broken out
Emily married David Jones on 29th April 1886 at Waipawa at the home of Thomas Wooster - David was from Cardiff, Wales - they settled in Woodville - they had seven children * Eva Jones 1887 - 1979 in Auckland - she married Charles Avis Lynch * Emily Jones 1890 in Patoka - 1972 in Palmerston North - she married Frederick William Ebbett * Charles Jones 1892 in Woodville - 1982 in Palmerston North - he married Margaret Mary Hanrahan * Percy Jones 1893 in Woodvile - 1984 in Havelock North - he married Elizabeth Cameron McBain * Alice Jones 1894 in Woodville - 1981 in Palmerston North - marriage unknown * Walter Jones 1896 in Woodville - 1980 in Woodville - he married Lillian Trixie Morgan * Annie Jones 1901 in Woodville - 1992 in Palmerston North - she married Joseph Hunt * David Jones 1903 in Woodville - 1991 in Palmerston North - he married Irene Berkahn
Husband David died in 1902 aged 44 of pneumonia & quinsy - Emily was then about 2 months pregnant with their 8th child David
Emily remarried in 1908 to John Harris, a farmer in Woodville. John died in 1927, 27 years before Emily