|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1751|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1845|
Joshua Emmes was born Oct 11, 1751, in Boston, Mass. Joshua married Hannah Remick Nov 20, 1773. They had one known child born July 18, 1777 Joshua was born in Eastham, Barnstable Co. Mass.
Joshua enlisted in the Revolutionary War on 13 July 1775 at Eastham, Barnstable Co. Mass. serving as a Corporal for Capt. Salomon Higgins. he was discharged on Dec 31,1775, but then he returned to the service two months later for Capt. Higgins again.
He was present when the Boston Tea Party was in full swing, and the tea was thrown into the harbor. And when the British took over Boston. Joshua had a furniture shop, this was his living for quite a few years. The British destroyed this shop, and all of his furniture when they invaded Boston. The British took control of the South meeting house/Church, which was very large and used it as a stable for horses and burned the towns furniture and things to keep warm. After the war he moved to Berkshire, Mass.,
In 1829, Joshua moved to Perry, Ohio, they spent a total of 16 yrs, there. This is where they spent the rest of their lives. In 1832, Joshua applied for his pension, from serving in the war. Joshua died at the age of 94, on Dec 21, 1845, Hannah died June 21, 1837 at the age of 84. They are both buried in the Perry Center Cemetery at Perry Ohio. It is known that Hannah died on the same day of the month as Joshua, 8 yrs. earlier, and within 5 min. of the hour.
In Perry, on the 21st instant, Joshua Emmes a Revolutionary soldier, aged 94 years. He was born in Boston, Mass., and lived there till the revolution-- was present when the tea was destroyed in the harbor, and when the British took possession of Boston, they destroyed his shop and furniture - all he had. He was in the action at the fort immediately before the evacuation of Boston - after the war he moved westward.
Has been in Ohio 16 years. His wife died just 8 years and 6 months before him,on the same day of the month and within 5 minutes of the hour. His funeral was attended on the 23rd by a respectable assembly - discourse by Elder Tiariwell, from Heb; 9, 27.
Wednesday, December 31, 1845 Paper: Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) Page: 3
Joshua Emmes (1719 - 1772)
Margaret Clark Emmes (1723 - 1778)
Hannah Remick Emmes (1753 - 1837)
In memory of Joshua Emmes who died Dec 21 1845 Age 94 years Death is the door to Eternity Let all prepare to follow me.
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