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Joseph Emery
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1775
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1848
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA

From the Emery Family History Book (p. 94): "Joseph Emery was born on April 10, 1775, in New Jersey, presumably in
Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co., N.J. The record of his birth and baptism appear in the "Kirchan: Buch fur die
Rackewyler Evangelisch Reformists Gemeine", i.e. the Evangelical Reformed German Church of Lebanon, Clinton
Township, Hunterdon Co., N.J., as the son of Johannes Humerich and wife, Maria, and the baptism was witnessed by Mathias Beker and Maria Sauer. He was born April 10, 1775, and was baptised May 27, 1775.

Joseph Emery was married May 11, 1795, in Northumberland Co., Pa., to Hannah Hull, born February 15, 1781, in New
Jersey. He served in the War of 1812, and appears with the rank of fifer on the payroll of Capt. James McCune's Co., 134th Pa. Militia Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas Hosack, July 24, 1813.

Commonly known as "Trapper Joseph", he came with his father in 1807 to what is now Lawrence Co., Pa., where he
engaged in farming and trapping, being one of the well-known hunters of pioneer days. He settled in Slippery Rock Township, Mercer Co., Pa., where he died February 5, 1848. Hannah died February 17, 1852, aged 71 years and 2 days. Both are buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Plaingrove, Pa.

In his will, Joseph signs his name "Joseph Emry", the spelling which also appears on his military service record."
The Plain Grove Presbyterian Cemetery book states that Joseph Emery was a Private of the 26th Regiment of the
Pennsylvania Militia from July to August 1813 during the War of 1812.
Family links: 
  John Emery (1742 - 1814)
  Mary Reed Emery (1743 - 1807)
  Hannah Elizabeth Hull Emery (1781 - 1852)
  Jacob Emery (1797 - 1861)*
  Fanny Emery Campbell (1803 - 1841)*
  Peter Emery (1812 - 1884)*
  Henry Hull Emery (1814 - 1905)*
  Daniel Emery (1816 - 1887)*
  Mary Emery (1766 - 1766)*
  John Emery (1768 - ____)*
  Peter Emery (1770 - 1839)*
  Conrad Emery (1771 - 1854)*
  William Emery (1772 - 1854)*
  William Emery (1772 - 1854)*
  Mary Emery Taylor (1773 - ____)*
  Joseph Emery (1775 - 1848)
  Jacob Emery (1777 - 1844)*
  David Emry (1780 - 1855)*
  Catherine Emery Fisher (1785 - ____)*
  Henry Emery (1788 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: birth date added per Edna Callen McNellis 5/18/13
South Plain Grove Cemetery
Plain Grove
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Janean
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
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Joseph Emery
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