James Simpson Emett

28 July 1850–2 March 1923 (Age 72)
Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of James Simpson

When James Simpson Emett was born on 28 July 1850, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, his father, Moses Simpson Emett, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Dorcas Overton, was 27. He married Emma Jane Lay on 2 April 1872, in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Lees Ferry, Coconino, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 2 March 1923, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Simpson Emett
Emma Jane Lay
Marriage: 2 April 1872
Catherine Sytha Emett
Emma Jane Emett
James Simpson Emett
William Moses Emett
John Taylor Emett
Clara Electa Emett
George Franklin Emett
Julia Emett
Susan Ann Emett
Solena Bell Emett
Ellen Elizabeth Emett
Bessie Emett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1872Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Emmett .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    The Man Who Influenced Me Most by Zane Grey

    Story copied from: http://www.trowbridgemountain.info/emmett.htm submitted by Clara Smith HIS name was Jim Emett. He had been born in a covered wagon crossing the plains, and all of his life ha …

    Sources (66)

    • James Simpson Emett in entry for William Glenn Emett, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • James S Emitt or Emett, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James S Emmett in entry for John F Davis and Clara E Nebeker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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