Saturday, February 5, 2011

John Emery - burial

Here is a photo of the grave marker for my great great great great great great grandfather, John Emery.

John was born January 1, 1742 in Lebanon, New Jersey to Margreth and Conrad Hummerich Emery.

He died May 13, 1814 in Plaingrove, Pennsylvania and is buried at the Presbyterian Church cemetery.

The gravestone states: "In Memory of John Emery Who Departed This Life May 13 (illegible but probably "1814") Aged 72 years,  (illegible but should be "4") months".   It also indicates the number of days, but it's not clear, though here is a black and white copy that shows days (though the number is not very clear).

The symbol to the left is a Revolutionary War symbol.    According to the book, "Conrad Emery and his Descendants",  

On January 20, 1777, John Emery enlisted in the Revolutionary War, his name appearing first on the muster roll of May 15, 1777, as enlisted with the rank of private for the duration of the war. He served in Capt. James Moore's Company (later Capt. Isaac Seeley's Company), Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Col. Francis Johnston, and his name last appears on the roll of September 9, 1778, which shows him sick at the Yellow Springs. Although a resident of New Jersey, he served in a Pennsylvania regiment, which was not unusual for persons living near the Pennsylvania border in New Jersey.* 

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