James Emett

Brief Life History of James

When James Emett was born on 22 February 1803, in Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, Silas Emett, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth* Trowbridge, was 20. He married Phoebe Delphi Simpson on 13 April 1823, in Boone, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Bloody Island, Tehama, California, United States in 1852. He died on 28 December 1852, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States.

Photos and Memories (40)

Do you know James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Emett
1803–1852
Phoebe Delphi Simpson
1805–1883
Marriage: 13 April 1823
Moses Simpson Emett
1824–1907
Mary Jane Emett
1825–1909
Thomas Emett
1827–1829
Elizabeth Emett
1829–1832
Lucinda Emett
1831–1915
James Emett
1835–1843
John S. Emett
1837–1838
Jane Emett
1838–1838
Malinda Emett
1841–1841
Marinda Emett
1844–1912
Joseph Emett
1847–1847
Sarah Catherine Emett
1848–1896

Sources (46)

  • James Emmett, "United States Census, 1830"
  • James Emett, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Emmett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1804

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1818

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

English: see Emmett .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Sketch of life of Elizabeth Ann Moffett Froerer Wangsgard

Sketch of Life of Elizabeth Ann Moffett Froerer Wangsgard My father was born 7th Feb. 1814 in Loudon (Loudoun) Co. Virginia. He was the son of Robert Moffett and Bethsina McGeth (McGeath). He was …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.