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 Aquilla Emerson

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Aquilla Emerson

  • Birth 1771 Maryland, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 1850 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 38877735

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 ½ 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. 26) - 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 Members


Inscription

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AQUILLA EMERSON
AND I HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING UNTO ME,
WRITE, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD. REVELATION 14:13


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  • Maintained by: Cenantua
  • Originally Created by: AllanG
  • Added: 29 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38877735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aquilla Emerson (1771–9 Mar 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38877735, citing Saint Paul's Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .