Martha Tomson (1613?--1666) and Thomas Emons (1609-05/11/1664) were married on May 08, 1626 at St. Bride Fleet Street Church in London, England and are first found in the New World in 1638 as residents of Newport, Aquidneck, (Island of Roses) now known as Rhode Island. Thomas was admitted as a freeman in Rhode Island on 03/20/1638. He was admitted as an inhabitant of Boston, Massachusetts on June 29th, 1648. Thomas and Martha were admitted as members of the First Church in Boston on 02/18/1651, Freeman in Boston, 06/25/1652, and he was chosen as Sealer of Leather on April 4th, 1662. Thomas was a cordwainer (shoemaker). They owned property on Conduit street in Boston, Mass. They had seven children:
Generation No. 3
Bartholomew baptized at Saint Ann Blackfriar's Church in London, England on 10/19/1628 died 01/12/1629.
Obadiah baptized 02/02/1636/7 at the Saint Ann Blackfriar's Church in London, England, died in1705. He was also a cordwainer. 1st marriage to Alice Sharp on October 16, 1656 at Saint Peter Paul's Wharf, London, England. Alice Sharp Emmons died in 1672.
Rebecca 04/19/1669 (In the Boston Vital Statistics listed mother as Rachel)
Samuel Emmons 11/08/1671
Obadiah Emmons, Jr. 11/08/1671 Samuel and Obadiah were twins
Second marriage to Mary Wiswal with no documented children.
Hannah baptized 11/17/1629 at Saint Ann Blackfriar's Church in London, married to Henry Crab on November 1, 1657 by Governor John Endicott.
Samuel Crab 12/23/1659
Hannah Crab 04/08/1663
Samuel baptized 02/17/1635 at the Stepney Street Mary White Chapel in London, died October 27, 1685 in Boston, Mass. He was a cordwainer. Married to Mary Scott 08/06/1660 by Richard Bellingham, Deputy Governor of Massachusetts.
Elizabeth born about 1642 probably in Rhode Island. Married to John Hinchman on 08/10/1660 by Major Humphrey Atherton. Not listed in her mother's will so assumed deceased prior to 1666.
John Hinchman Jr. 1665
Benjamin born probably in Newport, RI about 1645 (baptized 03/08/1651 in Boston) died 11/23/1710. His will was proven on 12/19/1710. He was a cordwainer. Married to Mary ----- in 1668. Mary died 09/12/1690.
Mary - 10/14/1668 died 06/23/1690
Joseph died in 1675 - infant
Samuel 07/28/1687 died infant
Samuel 02/14/1689 died young
2nd marriage to Elizabeth Gibson who died in 1738
Samuel 1700 d 04/22/1701 abt. 10 months old
Thomas b 1702 - d 1731
Joseph born probably at Newport, RI about 1647(baptized on 03/08/1651). He was also a cordwainer. Married to Mary Webster Swaine on June 12, 1694. Resided in Hampton Falls, NH.
In the Emmons book it was documented that Joseph had three other children but this was in error. Joseph settled in the state of New Hampshire and has several descendants.
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