John Amory, The Immigrant

Male 1695 - 1746  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name John Amory 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Born ~ 1695  (Lincolnshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 8 Oct 1737  [1, 2
    Occupation Indian Trader  [1
    Died 0Oct 1746  South Carolina, A British Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Saint Phillips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I27005  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 

    Family 1 Sarah Wilson,   b. ~ 1705, (Lincolnshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1765, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1726  Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Residence (Family) Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence (Family) Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. John Amory, Jr.,   b. ~ 1715, (Lincolnshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Oct 1740, Georgia, a British colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Robert Emory,   b. 0Sep 1718, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Mar 1790, (Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. William Emory,   b. ~ 1720, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jul 1770, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F9677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Moore, half Keowee Indian 
    Married Y  [3
     1. John Hembree,   b. ~1744, Purrysburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1808, Pendleton, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F18032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1695 - (Lincolnshire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Feb 1726 - Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Oct 1746 - South Carolina, A British Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Phillips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - - Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - - Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

      John Amory (c.1695 - 1746) came to Savannah, Georgia in December 1737, then to Charleston, South Carolina in December 1738. He was an Indian trader among the Cherokee and the father of two other Indian traders: William Emory and Robert Emery (or Emory). He was also the father of JOHN HEMBREE (b. 1742) and Rev. Isaac Amory. His son William Emory is most likely the father of Drury (Drewry) Hembree and Abraham Hembree (many of whose descendants reverted back to the surname Emory or Emery).

      Based on published and unpublished sources and the oral family tradition handed down from Sarah Ann Hembree (1840-1909), daughter of Edward Hembree Jr. Sarah (Sallie) claimed to be "a full quarter Cherokee" because she had two grandparents that were one- quarter Cherokee. Although she was several generations removed from tribal affiliation, she was proud of her heritage.

      Larry Petrisky

      January 2001

      John Amory (c.1695 - 1746) - the gentleman Indian trader of South Carolina

      John Amory was born c. 1695 in England. His parentage has not yet been discovered, but there is evidence that he had some formal education (in law or mercantile) and he had the means to transport his entire family to the New World without indenture. The family name may have been EMERY in England. (One researcher traced the family back to Bedfordshire, another traced the family back to Surry-with London, Rutland and Jamaica possibilities to be explored as well.)

      Two traditions may be helpful in identifying his family: he was related to a colonial governor of the Carolinas, and he was close to the family of JONATHAN AMORY (1654-1699). Jonathan was Speaker and Treasurer of the Carolina Assembly and this could be the "governor" our John was related to (a cousin?). But our John was also close to Gov. Sir Nathaniel Johnson (1649-1713) and his son Gov. Robert Johnson (1677-1735) whose fever-ravaged household and business affairs were placed in John Amory's hands for administration. Thus far, however, no direct relationship to either Jonathan Amory or the Johnsons has been established. (The Isaac Amory Johnson and Mary Amory Johnson of South Carolina belong to Jonathan Amory's line but the Johnson surname is not related to the governor's.)

      John Amory was one of the "gentlemen" brought over by James Edward Oglethorpe (1696 - 1785) to settle in Georgia and he was one of the men who helped convince the crown that Georgia was ill-prepared to receive and protect English families and Georgia almost returned to its reputation as a colony of convicts. (John's eldest son would die protecting Georgia two years later, so there can be no doubt as to the Amory's commitment to that colony.)

      John Amory and family boarded the ship Minerva under Captain Nicholson on October 8, 1737.

      They set sail from England. Besides John, there were his wife, 3 grown sons, a younger son, and 3 daughters. They formed a friendship with the younger family of ISAAC GIBBES, his pregnant wife, and his two young sons. The Minerva ran aground near Charleston in December and Mrs. Gibbes was somehow exposed to the cold ocean water in the rescue attempt and she became ill, lost her child, and died the following June.

      The ship and passengers made it to Savannah on December 21, 1737. There was a delay in getting their lands surveyed and allotted and it was not until March 1738 that John Amory got his land on Pipe Makers Creek. Amory and Gibbes petitioned the trustees back in England to have adjoining lands and the overseer's letter making this request was somewhat favorable:

      . . . Mr. Isaac Gibbs being desireous to live near Mr. John Amory with whom he seems to have contracted an intimacy . . .

      . . . Mr. Amory and he are both well pleased with their Situation. . .

      The Colonial Records of Georgia, 1737-1739
      Vol XXII, p. 103,104

      But the trustees in England, trying to micro-manage what was going on in the Georgia colony, disallowed the arrangement. To Amory and Gibbes, who had been clearing the land and breakingthe ground with a rake and hoe between them, this was insufferable. They complained in October and were dismissed as "clamorous malcontents". Gibbes, meanwhile, was ejected off the land he had been clearing.

      Besides complaining about the lack of farming tools, livestock, farming goods, and viable seed stock, they both had a remarkable objection to "the inhuman and abominable use of negroes" to work the fields.

      John Amory was persuaded to move his family to Charleston two months later (December 1738) to become the administrator of the estate of the late Gov. Robert Johnson (1677-1735). Johnson's eldest son Robert returned to England in 1737. His 2nd son and wife had died of fever in 1732. His 3rd son died in 1737. His 4th son, Thomas, was only 16. Amory closed out the business affairs of the estate and sent Thomas to school back in England. (The Magazine of American Genealogy, No.5 Dec. 1929, p.51 Chicago)

      Rather than return to Georgia, Amory got drawn into the exciting world of trade with the Indians.Charleston was a hub of commerce for Spanish, French, Dutch, and English traders (and pirates). Indian traders operated in a shadowy world of adventure and enterprise where almost none of them got rich or had long lives. (There is an indication that the Gibbes family later followed the Amorys to Charleston.)

      John Amory's biggest recorded deal was a transfer of horses to fellow trader William Elder on May 4, 1744.

      "Know all men by these presents that I, John Amory of the Province of South
      Carolina, Indian Trader, have bargained, sold and delivered and by these
      presents do bargain, sell and deliver unto Wm. Elder all these geldings and
      mares hereafter mentioned. . . . " Berkley County Archives, 12 May 1744

      (William Elder or Elders would later marry Sarah Amory, daughter of Thomas Amory of Charleston, in 1747. He died in 1748. A William Elders-perhaps a descendant-was among the Cherokee "Old Settlers" in Arkansas in 1839.)

      But the most important deal John Amory made was when he redeemed and returned two Cherokee who were illegally sold into slavery. This was not a big deal to him, but to the Cherokee it was. This good deed made the name of Amory or Emory well-regarded among them for the next 100 years.

      The death of his eldest son in 1740 and the lack of English women to marry his other sons was a concern to John Amory. Fellow Indian trader Ludovic Grant, on the other hand, had 2 daughters by his Cherokee wife (Elizabeth Coote) whom he wanted married to men of good character. The two older Amory sons married the two Grant daughters. The younger Amory son returned to England with his mother sometime in the 1740's. He would return 20 years later as a minister of the Anglican Church.

      In October 1742, John Amory had 500 acres surveyed and allotted to him near Purrysburgh (a fortified trading post built by Col. John Purry). There he met a young widow of Cherokee blood who was "civilized" and had even been to England ("presented to the Queen"). The woman was said to be the daughter of a chief and it is my speculation (not family tradition or any other supporting information) that she could be the one descended from a colonial governor: James Moore was governor of the Carolinas and an Indian trader active in that area - could be her father.

      John Amory and she had a son together and named him John. John Amory the elder met with a sudden death on the trail in October 1746 and was buried at St. Philip's Parish in Charleston on October 5, 1746.

      The mother (according to family tradition) returned to England on behalf of tribal business and died there while John was rather young (perhaps in 1750 or so when Cherokee delegations went to England).

      How much of the "Cherokee princess" legend was fabricated to comfort a boy who was born out of wedlock and lost both his father and his mother at a young age is now impossible to quantify. John was raised by his older brother William Emory (with assistance later from another older brother, Rev. Isaac Amory).

      The other brother, Robert, traveled the North Carolina and Virginia trade route and little else is known of him at this time. He shows up as a trader in Documents Relating to Indian Affairs 1750-1754.

      Children of John Amory, Esq. (b.c. 1695 England d. 1746 SC)

      Children by first wife (who died in England before 1722):

      i. John Amory Jr (1st) b.c. 1715 Eng d. Oct 1740 GA bur. 12 Oct 1740 St Philips Parish, Charleston, SC

      died in colonial military action in Georgia, serving as drummer; recorded as "John Emmar" (see John Emory or Hembree Jr (2nd) below)

      ii. Robert Emery or Emory b. Sep 1718 Bedfordshire (??), Eng d. Mar 1790 SC bur. Charleston, SC

      m. 1744 MARY GRANT (1726-1762) - a daughter of Ludovick Grant, Indian Trader

      iii. William Emory b. c. 1720 Surry (??) Eng d. July 1770 TN or SC bur. 31 Jul 1770 St Philips Parish, Charleston, SC

      m(1) 1744 "MARY" SUSANNAH (or NINA) GRANT (1729 -d.bef.1770? ) - another daughter of Ludovick Grant, Indian Trader -- resided in TN - was half Cherokee

      m(2) in South Carolina , a Cherokee woman

      Children by second wife :

      iv. Sarah Amory b. c. 1723 Eng d. unk. Eng

      m. 18 Oct 1749 Charleston (or Kershaw), SC Mungo Graham of Savannah, son of Patrick Graham, Esq.

      v. (Rev) Isaac Amory b. c. 1726 Eng d. 1765-66 SC bur. near Purrysburgh or Johns Island, SC

      vi. a daughter b. c. 1730 Eng d. unk

      vii. Elizabeth Amory b. c. 1734 Eng d. 1744 SC bur. 5April 1744 at St Philips Parish in Charleston

      Child by unknown Cherokee woman :

      viii. John Emory or Hembree Jr (2nd) b. c. 1742 near Purrysburgh, SC d. bef . 1810 SC

      mother died bef 1755; raised by older brothers William Emory and Rev. Isaac Amory

      Notes on ROBERT EMORY or EMERY:

      Had one known daughter among the Cherokee and perhaps other children who may or may not have taken his surname. (Cherokee society was matrilineal.)

      m. 1744 MARY GRANT (1726-1762) - daughter of Ludovick Grant, Indian Trader (1698-1755 or 1688-1760)

      Robert was, for a time, an Indian Trader among the Cherokee. Mary Grant was half Cherokee. (Grant either had 2 daughters who used the "white" name Mary or this was Mary's 2nd marriage, her first being to William c. 1743 and this marriage to Robert c. 1750.)

      His will is recorded in Vol 23, p.626 Charleston County Wills 1786-1793

      Known ch:

      SUSANNAH REBECCA EMORY b. 1750 Martinsville, Henry Co VA d. 1820 Cherokee Nation, TN

      m(1) John Stuart (Oo No Du Tu) - he d 21 Feb 1779 Pensacola, FL (acc to Starr) or b. 25 Sep 1718 Scotland d. 1783 Pensacola, W.Fla British superintendent of the Cherokee Nation -- "Bushy Head" was his Indian name and this became a surname son John Stuart was b. 1763 TN d. 1841 Cherokee Nation West (sometimes attributed to Susannah Emory, daughter of William) (Seems odd that a man as old as her father was would marry her when she was 12 years old . . . . )

      [It is likely that the other Emorys listed by Starr in his Cherokee Families were grandchildren of this Robert. From Starr:

      CATHERINE EMORY m. James Madison Carselowry (a son of George Carselowry and Mary Daniel who then married Isaac Woodall. Mary Daniel or McDaniel was a granddaughter of Mary Emory and Ezekial Buffington).

      ANDREW EMORY m. Celia Woodall (a daughter of Robert Woodall and a sister of Isaac Woodall who married Mary (Daniel) Carselowry).

      Notes on MUNGO GRAHAM:

      The father of Mungo Graham was Patrick Graham, Esq., who had land close to JOHN AMORY'S original grant on Pipe Maker's Creek near Savannah (about where the current airport is).

      Patrick Graham came from Scotland (via Barbados) to Georgia. He died in 1755 and is buried at Christ's Church Parish in Savannah.

      Mungo had a brother, David Graham who also gave up his land in Georgia. At one time the Graham family had a 450+ acre plantation called Redford along the Savannah River.

      Mungo or his son of the same name returned as a British officer during the Revolution.

      Notes on SARAH AMORY:

      returned to England in 1758 (with her mother?) and was followed by her husband

      Another SARAH AMORY, of the same age, in the same place, at the same time as the above, also had a brother named Isaac Amory (1716-1793):

      SARAH AMORY "spinster"

      m(1). WILLIAM ELDER (or ELDERS) at St Philips Parish in Charleston 17 Aug 1747 (he was bur 1748 at St Philips)
      m(2) 13 or 30 Nov 1749 THOMAS NIGHTINGALE (1724-1769) at St Philips Parish, Charleston, SC (he was bur 4 Nov 1769 at St Philips)

      This Sarah is said to be the daughter of THOMAS AMORY (1682-1728) of Charleston, then Boston. (Son of Jonathan Amory 1654-1699.)
      Her first husband was an Indian trader and an associate of our JOHN AMORY. (There is a likely but unproven connection between THOMAS and JOHN AMORY.) Her 2nd husband was also an Indian trader: "a prolific trader with the Catawbas". [Documents Relating to Indian Affairs 1750-1754 and 1754-1765)

      The will of a SARAH AMORY is listed in Charleston Co Wills 1767-1771 vol 13, p.809.

      Notes on Rev ISAAC AMORY: studied for ministry in England

      wife or mother d. 1769. Rev Amory was attacked in 1765-struck in the head. Died shortly thereafter. A church letter in 1766 (and another in 1771) referred to him as deceased.

      Served briefly (Nov 1764 - Sep 1765) as rector at St Johns (Colleton Co?, SC) but created some controversy when he was "solicitous" toward the black attendees of the church. He then went up to Purrysburgh where he was assaulted.

      Besides our Isaac and Isaac Amory (1716-1793) son of Thomas, there was an Isaac Emmery (Embree) in the Carolina backcountry - a Quaker who died in 1764 (estate inventoried 19 Oct 1764 Newberry Co). The name "ISAAC HEMBREE" and "ISAAC EMORY" among the descendants of John, Drewry, and Abraham Hembree is in memory of the "reverend uncle" who tried to civilize, educate and sanctify them.

      Notes on JOHN EMORY or HEMBREE :

      this is the same as "John Hembree b. 1731 VA or SC" and "John Hembree b.c.1756 SC" noted in various family trees and queries. See Richard H. Martin and Dale Standifer's, "The Descendants of John Hembree" at

      Raised by older brothers after the death of his mother and then, after the death of William, took his nephews Drewry and Abraham under his wing. Served as a loyalist during the Revolution until around 1779 (or after the fall of Charleston) when he switched sides. Was a carpenter and was involved in the building of forts in SC, NC, and Kentucky.

      Slurred the name to "Embray" (his service record is under that name and "Emry") and then, influenced by the Virginian families of David and James Hembree moving into upper South Carolina, he adapted that spelling of the name. A relationship to these Virginia families is assumed by Hembree researchers - and this is not unreasonable, but, for now, I would have to keep them separate.

      His wife is thought to have been named MARY and she may have been part Cherokee as well. He fathered a child out of wedlock in 1788. He was summoned for jury duty in 1798 but was out of the state at the time. (SC Magazine of Ancestral Research Vol XV, No.3, 1987)

      Notes on WILLIAM EMORY :

      Was an Indian Trader among the Cherokee and had a rank of Colonel among the frontier militia. Traveled widely and had children in 2 states (SC, TN) by at least two Indian wives.

      Had three known daughters among the Cherokee who figured prominently in tribal history. Also had 2 sons born in SC and a son born in TN and raised as a Cherokee. There is some confusion between the names, dates, and spouses of the Emory daughters. Here is a recap:

      The daughters of William Emory: (The birth dates of 1734 given for the daughters of William Emory are impossible. He was still in England at that time.)

      MARY EMORY b.c. 1747 TN d.c. 1796 ? TN

      m(1) c. 1763? Rim Fawling (he b.c. 1725 or 1747) had 2 or 3 ch born in 1770's
      m(2) c. 1781 Joseph Martin Jr., Brig. General (his 4th wife) (he b. 1740 d. 1808) had 1 ch b.c. 1782
      m(3) c. 1764? Ezekial Buffington (he b.c. 1738 Eng ) - (she married as Mary Fawling?) had 6 ch born mid 1760's to mid 1770's

      the math, birth dates and order of marriages are hard to reconcile for this woman
      (the Martin child is usually listed in the middle of the others-the first few Buffington
      children could be from his first marriage and just listed as Mary's)

      ELIZABETH EMORY b.c. 1749 TN (christened 1754 in Charleston?) d. aft 1782 TN

      m(1) c. 1766 Robert Due (b.c. 1730 or 1740 TN in Cherokee territory) had 2 ch
      m(2) John Rogers, Sr he d. 1846 Wash DC (acc. To Starr) had 5 ch
      m(3) Sr. Tah-lon-tee-skee (same as 2?) had 2 ch including Chief Tah-lon-tee-skee and Chief John Jolly

      Emmet Starr calls John Rogers the founder of the Cherokee Rogers family but it should be noted that the great humorist Will Rogers, an Oklahoma Cherokee, was not related to John. TIAN ROGERS (c. 1795 - 1838), the wife of General Sam Houston, is descended from John Rogers (her father) and Elizabeth Emory (her grandmother) via Jennie Due (her mother, John's step- daughter). Tiana's sister Martha married Jesse Chisholm - famous scout of the West (the Chisholm Trail).

      SUSANNAH EMORY b. 1751 TN ( 25 Nov 1751?) d. 1784 VA

      m(1 ) Richard Fields Sr. he b. 29 Oct 1745 Stafford, Eng. d. unk had 7 or 8 ch incl. Chief Richard Fields Jr (1780 TN -1827 TX) (Starr confuses Sr. with Jr.'s death)
      m(2) c. 1779 Joseph Martin Jr., Brig. General (1740-1808)
      (his 3rd wife , he then m. MARY EMORY) had 3 children incl Judge John Martin (1781-1840) (possible that Susannah and Mary were pregnant with Martin's children at the same time) there are problems reconciling birth and marriage dates and ages, but this is not uncommon in Native American genealogy

      The sons of William Emory:

      WILL EMORY b.c. 1744 TN d.bef. 1783 Will's Knob, PA

      "Capt Will" or "Chief Wautagua" of the Cherokee. Somewhat of a renegade but regarded as a great warrior. Mentioned by Daniel Boone in his memoirs. Probably a son of the first wife.

      The birth date of 1750 sometimes suggested for him is too late. The "half-breed Cherokee" was described as "flourishing" in 1760. (Theresa M. Hicks, South Carolina Indians, IndianTtraders and Other Ethnic Connections Beginning in 1670, ed. p.148, Spartanburg, SC 1998, reprint for Peppercorn Publications)

      It is not known if Will left any descendants.

      The next sons were born in South Carolina to a second wife, who was also part Cherokee (or Creek), Living among whites. They may have married women of Cherokee blood.

      DRURY (DREWRY) EMORY OR HEMBREE b 12 Dec 1755 Spartanburg, SC d. 1845 Taney Co, MO (bur. in Stone Co, MO)

      Served with the British during the Revolution (as Duiry or Drury Emery) and also with the Americans, being drafted by both sides. He served with the Americans in 1777, 1778, and 1779/80 and was mustered into the British army at Orangeburgh, SC 25 Apr to 19 Jul 1781. His first pension application was rejected for lack of details and the second was rejected because it lacked dates and had too much self-aggrandizement. His third application was accepted but he had moved to Indiana and he reapplied in that state. By the time the fourth application was accepted he had moved again. His widow filed a petition to receive his benefits. Most of his war record describes fights against the Cherokee.

      Moved to Tennessee, then back to SC, then back to Tenn, then to Indiana, then perhaps to Arkansas, and finally to Missouri in his old age.

      Children of Drury (Drewry) Hembree: (or Emery or Emory)

      (name of wife not known) (these are the children that survived to adulthood and most, if not all, had descendants and some of these used the name Emery or Emory)

      1) Rachel Hembree b.1783 SC

      2) James Hembree b.c. 1785 SC prob. d. Hamilton Co. TN (see Abraham's son James) resided Camplbell Co TN in 1830 near father & brother

      3) dau b.c. 1788 SC

      4) ? b. 1790

      5) John Hembree b. 1792 Knox Co, TN d. 5 Feb 1867 Stone Co MO on Cherokee Miller Applications List (#14517? from Arkansas)

      6) Benjamin Hembree b. 1794 resided in Campbell Co TN in 1830

      7) Isaac Hembree b. 3 May 1797 TN d. 1 Jun 1860 Martin Co, Indiana
      m(1) Sally Ledgerwood 6 Aug 1818 Knox Co, TN

      8) Rebecca Hembree b. 1800 SC m. Solomon Jackson 3 Apr 1815 Knox Co, TN

      9) Lewis Francis Hembree b. 1805 TN d. aft. 1880 Stone Co, MO

      ABRAHAM EMORY OR HEMBREE b. 16 May 1757 Spartanburg, SC d. 1835-1839 Hamilton Co, TN

      Abraham also applied for a pension for his service during the Revolution. His service record was listed under "Emery" "Hemery" and "Hembre". On October 19, 1835 he signed an affidavit on his brother's behalf and noted that he (Abraham) was currently drawing his pension in Knoxville.

      He resided in SC, NC, and Tennessee. Probably buried in the old Emery cemetery in Soddy-Daisy (which is being relocated and paved over).

      Children of Abraham Hembree: (or Emery or Emory)

      Wife was Winnefred (Jackson?). The descendants are mostly Emery or Emory.

      1) (Polly) Hembree b 1782 SC age 43 in 1825

      2) Easter or Esther Hembree b. 1784 SC

      3) (Sally) Hembree b. 1786 SC d. Cobb Co, GA

      4) Matilda Hembree b. 1788 SC

      5) James Lee Hembree b. 1789 SC m. Nancy Rice d. GA (Milton or Murray Co.?) (sometimes shown as James M. Hembree b. 1793 or 1812 d. 3 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA) (had a grandson named Drury S. Hembree b. 1835 SC res. Murray Co. GA)

      6) Nancy Hembree b. 1789/90 SC twin sister of James?

      7) Betsey (Elizabeth) Hembree b. 1791

      8) Hezekiah (or Reuben) Hembree b. 1792 SC d. 15 Sep 1896 ?

      9) Rebecca Hembree b. 1794

      10) Ephraim Hembree b. 1796 d. bef. 1850 MO m. Rachel Pettit

      11) Jane or Jinnie Hembree b. 1799 m. Jack Hall died in TX

      12) Isaac Hembree b. 1805

      13) Joel or Joseph Hembree b. 1807

      14) Abram (Abraham) Hembree b. 1813 m. Rebecca or Rhoda

      15) Davis (or David) Hembree b. 1816 Spartanburg Co, SC (or b. NC) resided Cocke Co, TN then Buncombe Co, NC 1870-1880

      16) Allen Hembree b. 1819

      end of the biography [1]
    • Birth: unknown, England
      Death: Oct., 1746, USA

      John Amory Sr came from England with his wife Sarah & some children. Some say John Jr, William & Robert belonged to another woman who died & was buried in England. Some say Isaac & Sarah belonged to Sarah therefore were half-sibs to John Jr, William & Robert.

      Some say there wasn't many women in South Carolina in those days. So I'm not sure about John Jr but when William & Robert met Ludovic Grant they married his mixed blood Cherokee daughters.

      Family links:
      Sarah Wilson Amory (____ - 1765)*

      John Amory (____ - 1740)*
      Robert Emory (____ - 1790)*
      William Emory (1726 - 1770)*
      John Amory Hembree (1744 - 1808)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery
      Charleston County
      South Carolina, USA

      Created by: DMLeForce
      Record added: Dec 02, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 62467338

      end of profile [4]

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