|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1801|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1832|
Candace was the first person buried in the Maple Grove Cem. She married Dr George Reid Emery, first postmaster of Thompson, 28 Oct 1817 in Ashtabula.
"Ohio was still quite a frontier state then; my sister (Candace Emery b 28 Sep 1825 Thompson) when they first lived there; afterwards there was a schoolhouse built, and the Methodists held church services in it. The school house windows were made of oiled paper instead of glass. They started a burying ground there, and my father's first wife (Candace R Willey Emery) was the first one buried there. She had left four children, the oldest twelve (Josiah Bartlett Emery b 1820 ) and the youngest two and a half years old (Omri Willey Reid Emery b 1830.)
"His home was in Thompson, which is in the northeastern part of Geauga Co., Ohio. where he had twenty acres of land. He (Dr.George Reid Emery) married in 1817 his first wife (Candace R Willey) and all her children were born there. She was ill for a long time before her death and as she became worse she could not bear to have him leave home to visit patients. So he quit practice for a time and moved back into the woods and had a turning lathe and made those old fashioned chair with splint bottoms."
Viance Lettie (Emery) Burrill (Dr. Charles Wesley Burrill) "Pioneer Life in the Family of George Reid Emery" 1924
George Reid Emery (1822 - 1900)*
Omri Willey Emery (1830 - 1918)*
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Mallory Smith
Record added: Mar 09, 2010
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