George E Emery

George E Emery
b. 29 September 1815, Pennsylvania, to William and Elizabeth Emery
d. 28 March 1907, LeRoy Township, Coffey County, Kansas


m/2. 16 August 1849, Seneca County, Ohio
Harriet Buell
b. 1817


Children with 1st wife:

  • Jonathan (1837–1909) married Mary [–?–]
  • Susanna (b. 1839) married (1) Daniel Taylor, (2) Allen Hosier
  • Elizabeth (1840–1847)
  • Mary Ann (1845–1846)
  • Samuel (b. 1847) married Margaret S. [–?–]

Children with Harriet Buell:

  • Adeline (b. 1850)
  • Emiline (b. 1853)
  • George Danuel (b. 1855) married Nellie G. [–?–]

Children with 3rd wife:

  • Daisy (b. 1879)
  • Annetta “Nettie” Alvyra (1881–1967) married William Henry Wright
  • Mattie Ellen (b. 1888) married (1) John Webb, (2) L. Frank Waring

George was a miller at three Indiana locations. Existing letters from him indicate that his life was a constant struggle. His second wife, Harriet, became mentally ill and spent much time at Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. His son-in-law, Daniel Taylor, was killed in the Civil War. His sons, Jonathan and Samuel, also served in the war, and Jonathan lost a leg at Chickamauga.

Harriet went with George to Missouri, where they lived at the time of enumeration of the 1870 U.S. census. She apparently died between 1870 and 1880 because in the 1880 U.S. census George is found in Coffee County, Kansas, with his third wife.

Submitted by:
Carol Wortman Moellering
Fort Wayne IN

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