Andres Imberger, husbandman and vinedresser, age 22, Lutheran, alone in the 2nd party of Palatines at Walworth, May 27, 1709.
Andrew Imberger, listed on 07/13/1715 as a Palatine family in Ireland and on 09/29/1910 as head of a family on the Southwell Estate.
Andrew Embury b. 1687 d. between 1755 & 1759 m. Morgrath Roeckle (Ruttle)
Children of Andrew and Morgrath Ruttle Margaret d. 1747 m. 1737 Jacob Dulmage Sr. John b. 1720 d. 1764 Peter b. 1722 d. 1765 m. 1754 Agnes Dunphy David b. 1724 d. 11810 m. 1749 Margaret Sleet Philip b. 1728 d. 1773 m. 1758 Margaret Switzer
Child of Peter and Agnes Catherine b. 1756 m. Abraham Bininger Jr.
Children of David and Margaret Edward b. 1750 John b. 1756 d. 1849 m. 1774 Mary Detlor Andrew b. 1757 David Margaret m. Jacob Hoffman
Children of Philip and Margaret Samuel b. 1765 d. 1853 m. Catherine Miller Catherine b. 1767 d. 1831 M. 1783 Duncan Fisher Catherine Elizabeth b. 1760 d. 1762 John Albert b. 1762 d. 1766 Anna b. 1769 d. 1775 Philip b. 1772 d. 1775
As submitted by Robert Switzer Reverend Philip Embury
1. Reverend Philip Embury was born 1 on Sep 1 1728 in Ballingrane, County Limerick, Ireland. He died in 1773 in Camden Valley, Charlotte, New York, USA and was buried in New Woodlands Cemetary, Cambridge, New York, USA.
Philip was a lay preacher for the Methodists on the Southwell Estate. He had found his personal salvation on Christmas day in 1752. Philip was also working as a carpenters apprentice and living at home. By 1758 he was engaged in the absobing task of building the first chapel for the Methodists on the Southwell Estate. It was on the square at Courtmatrix near the home of his Switzer cousins, with whom he may have lived while working on the building. It was at this time that the 30 year old carpenter-preacher became seriously interested in 16 year old Margaret. It is believed that Philip and Margaret set up housekeeping in the Embury family home, built by Philip's father, in Ballingrane, upon their marriage. In 1759, Philip became a freeholder but even before this it is believed that he was weighing the pros and cons of leaving the only home he had known as in October, 1759, he had taken
inventory of his property, measuring in acres, roods and perch, the size of each field.
On a day in June 1760, a crowd of kinfolk and Methodist friends from the area gathered at the Customs House Quay in Limerick City, to bid farewell to a popular group of young people, amoung them their promising young preacher, Philip and his wife Margaret Switzer (Margaret was pregnant). They sailed on the ship Perry and it took 9 weeks to reach New York from Limerick, this was only 3 days less than it had taken the Mayflower to bring the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Upon arrival, it is said that Philip had to be carried ashore, due to illness, and there is a chair at John Street Methodist Church, which according to tradition is the chair he was carried ashore in. A year before their arrival Major General James Wolfe had landed his army on the Plains of Abraham, above Quebec and, in the battle in which he and the French General Montcalm lost their lives, won Canada for England. Three weeks after arriving the English under General Jeffrey Amherst captured Montreal, on September 8, 1760. The old church register of Trinity Luthern, at Christmas 1760 shows Philip in attendance, Margaret is not in attendance at this time, probably because she was expecting their first child at any time. At Easter 1761, she was listed in the register.
Philip and his brother John penned several applications for vacant land, for the Palatines, on which to settle.
Philip preached in his home and taught school. Philip is known, along with his cousin Barbara Heck, as the founders of Methodism in North America. His home soon became too small to fit all into, to hear him preach, so money was raised and a Church was built in 1768 and 1769. This church became known as John Street Church, at which the pulpit from which Philip preached, is still located for visitors to see. This was the first Methodist Church of North America. Upon the property they purchased for the church, stood a house, which the Methodists used as a parsonage, with Philip and Margaret and their 2 remaining small children, Samuel and Catherine, moved into sometime in 1768. Philip was working on
finishing the interior of the church right up until a few days from departing to the north in April, 1770. By May of 1770, likely living in tents, the Palatines, including Philip and Margaret commenced the arduous labour of clearing, tilling and erecting buildings. Even before 1770, there was a sawmill about 2 miles south of where Philip settled, on a stream at an old Indian Village named Pompanac, where the settlers could get cut lumber for floors, doors, interior finish and furniture. When leaving New York and going to Camden Valley, Philip was named leader and under his leadership began to choose each mans fair share of the land alloted them. Philip was also appointed, by the Provincial Governor, Justice of the Peace for Albany County.
When Charlotte County came into being in 1772, his appointment of Justice was renewed and he was also designated as a commissioner on the 13 man Road Commission. It took some time to get a written lease for their lands, but it finally came from Duane on May 1, 1773.
Philip and a Thomas Ashton formed together a Methodist Society at Ashgrove, and a class in West Camden. Embury was preacher and class leader and Ashton stewart and leading layman. They planted the seeds for the first Methodist Church north of New York.
In August, 1773, while working in his fields, Philip was stricken with pluerisy and after a few days illness, died. Upon his death Philip was buried in Father Biningers field in Camden Valley, New York. On
June 6, 1832, the Troy Conference, meeting at Ashgrove, had Philip's bones exhumed and moved from the secluded cemetary on the Bininger farm in the Valley to Ashgrove Burying Ground. In the centennial year of 1866, 100 years after he had preached his first sermon, The Troy Conference, meeting in Cambridge, New York, had Philips remains moved again to the New Woodlands Cemetary in Cambridge, New York.
Embury, Philip, pioneer Methodist, was born in Ballygaran, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1729; son of German emigrants from the Palatinate. He was a carpenter with a fair education. Under the preaching of Wesley he was influenced to embrace the Methodist faith in 1752, and he became a local preacher in 1758. In 1760 he immigrated to America and worked as a carpenter in New York city. In 1766, after hearing Barbara Heck preach, his religious ardor revived and he held services in his house on Barrack street and in a rigging loft on the east side of the city in William street. His congregation is claimed to have been the first assembly of Methodists in America. He built the first Methodist church, on John street in 1768, and preached there one year. He removed to Camden, Washington county, N.Y., in 1769, where he worked as a carpenter and preached every Sunday. At Ash Grove, near his house, he organized the first Methodist society in northern New York, afterward in the Troy conference. A monument was erected in 1873 over the spot in Woodland cemetery, Cambridge, N. Y., to which his remains had been removed in 1866. He died in Camden, N.Y., in August, 1775. "History of Washington Academy and Bench and Bar of Washington County,
New York (The Gibson Papers)" by William H. Hill. pp. 96-97.
On 31st day of October, 1758, 30 year old Philip Embury of Ireland, married 16 year old Margaret Switzer of Court-Matrix, a descendant of one of the Palatines. In 1763 a group petitioned for land patent now known as Wilson's Patent. Names included: John Embury, Philip Embury, David Embury, Peter Embury, James Wilson, George Wilson, Sam Wilson. It was not until 1770 that Embury with his wife & children and his colony left New York City and settled in the valley of Camden, in the town of Salem. Peter Switzer also had a share.
On settling in Camden Phil Embury seems to have joined with Peter Switzer, a brother of his wife, in the erection of a house which they occupied together, and where he lived the remainder of his life. Embury died in August, 1773, caused by overwork in the hay field in a day of great heat. His widow, Margaret Switzer, survivied him, and three children, two having "gone before," dying in New York City: Catharine Elizabeth b. Nov. 19, 1760, lived nearly two years
John Albert died after reaching 3 years of age.
Three more children were born before leaving NYC: Samuel was 5 yrs old when his father died;
Catharine Elizabethnamed after their first born, was nearly three;
Anna was eleven months. Philip their youngest child, was only one born after their settlement in Salem, on April 13, 1772.
After Embury's death, his widow removed to a house on the opposite side of the Batten Kill from the Switzer place, and about a mile on the stream below. In 1778, Mrs. Embury, with her remaining two children, accompanied by many of the associates and settlers of Camden, succeeded in making their way to Canada through Vermont. She reached Canada safely, and never returned to Camden. "History of Washington Co., NY" 1878. p. 274.
Embury formed a 'class" of Methodism at Ashgrove in Camdem. Names on oldest records show: Philip Embury, Margaret Embury, Peter Switzer, Anna M. Switzer, Christopher Switzer. Male membership in 1787 included Abram Hodge.
Philip married Margaret Switzer, daughter of Johann Christopher Schweitzer and Catherine Elizabeth Ruckle, on Oct 31 1758 in Parish Ch, Rathkeale, Limerick, Ireland. Margaret was born in 1743 in Courtmatrix, County Limerick, Ireland and was christened 6 on May 16 1743 in Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland. She died in 1807 in Augusta Twp., Ontario, Canada and was buried in Blue Church Cemetary, Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
Upon the death of Philip Embury, Margaret's first husband, she moved into the new house that Philip had been building and leased the farm to her brother Peter. Margaret found little comfort in her new home, as sometime between the death of Philip and July 1775 her two youngest children died and where buried near the new house, what is now on the north side of the road that connects Eagleville and the present Cambridge-Arlington road. In the 1960's there could still be seen a mound with a few trees and shrubs and some dilapidated tombstones. Soon after this, Margaret and her brother-in-law, David Embury, as executors of Philip's estate, sold his share of the Embury-Wilson Patent and the new house to a Francis Nicholson from Tipperary County, Ireland. He paid 130 pounds for the 4 lots which had been Embury's. John Lawrence was witness to the document. Shortly after this sale Margaret and John Lawrence married.
Philip and Margaret had the following children: Catherine Elizabeth Embury was born in 1760 and was christened on Jan 9 1761 in Trinity Luthern Church . She died in 1762 John Albert Embury was born in and was christened on Oct 10 1762 in Trinity Luthern Church. He died in 1766 Samuel Embury was born in 1765 and died in 1853. Catherine Embury was born in 1767 and died in 1831. Anna Embury was born in 1769 in New York, New York, USA. She died in 1775 in Camden Valley, New York, USA.
Anna is buried on the north side of the road connecting Eaglseville and highway 313 in New York State. Philip Embury was born in 1772 in Camden Valley, New York, USA. He died in 1775 in Camden Valley, New York, USA.
Buried along with his sister Anna on the north side of the road connecting Eaglseville and highway 313 in New York State. Second Generation Samuel Embury (Reverend Philip) was born in 1765 in New York, New York, USA and was christened on Sep 29 1765 in Trinity Luthern Church, New York, New York, Usa. He died in 1853 in St. Armand, Quebec.
Samuel signed a petition of 246 citizens, asking the King for a House of Assembly for the Province of Quebec, on November 24, 1784. In 1790 Samuel, who had been living with his mother and step-father in Montreal, moved to Oswegatene (Prescott) travelled to Mississquoi Bay and married Catherine. After
marriage they returned to Augusta Township, near where his parents lived and stayed until 1805 or 1806. They then moved to St. Armand, Quebec. In 1807, Samuel Embury began to serve as a local preacher and continued on this circuit for many years.
On November 6, 1804 Samuel was suspended from the United Empire Loyalist list "for want of proof of his loyalty", although in 1801 and 1803, as the son of a Loyalist he had received 300 acres in Augusta Township. In 1819 he assisted with the building of a chapel which is today the oldest Methodist Church building still in use in Quebec Province. In 1832, Samuel still had his fathers bible, which he sold to Rev. Fitch Reed, who donated it to John Street Church in New York. Samuel became a leader in the
Methodist Society at St. Armand around 1806. St.Armand was on the same Methodist Circuit, called Ashgrove as Camden Valley.
Samuel married Catherine Miller, daughter of Peter Miller-10929 and Agnes Benner, in 1790 in Mississquoim Bay, Quebec, Canada. Catherine was born on Apr 17 1772. She died on Sep 22 1834 in St. Armand, Quebec.
They had the following children: Margaret was born in 1792 and died in 1863. Anna Agnes was born in 1793. Philip was born in 1795. Catherine was born in 1797 and died in 1859. Mary was born in 1800 in St. Armand, Quebec. married Nathan Call. She died in 1886. Elizabeth was born in 1802 in St. Armand, Quebec.
Elizabeth married Lorenzo Safford
John Embury was born in 1804 in St. Armand, Quebec. He died in 1829.
John married Margaret Hulsappe Jane was born in 1806 in St. Armand, Quebec.
Jane married Marshall Beebe Samuel was born in 1809 in St. Armand, Quebec. He died in 1839. Peter was born on Mar 30 1811 and died on Feb 28 1891. Charles was born in 1813. Daniel Richard was born in 1817 and died in 1883.
5. Catherine Embury (Reverend Philip) was born in 1767 in New York, New York, USA. She died in 1831 in Montreal, Quebec.
Catherine, through the will of her father Philip, was entitled to one third of the improvements to the land which her mother had sold when she married John Lawrence, however, opposite Duncan
Fisher's name, when witnessing for John Lawrence's claim is written, "is very well contented that the whole be paid to claimant (John Lawrence).
Catherine married Duncan Fisher on Feb 27 1783.
Duncan and Catherine had the following children: Janet was born Mar 4 1785 in Montreal, Quebec. She died in 1832 in Montreal, Quebec.
Janet married John Hicks in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Daniel was born on Feb 12 1787 and died in 1826. Margaret was born in 1789 in Montreal, Quebec. She died in 1862 in Montreal, Quebec.
Margaret married William Hutchinson
Margaret also married William Lunn John was born in 1791 and died in 1865. Catherine was born in 1793 in Montreal, Quebec. She died in 1801 in Montreal, Quebec. Elizabeth was born in 1794 and died in 1862. Alex was born in 1796 in Montreal, Quebec. He died in 1803 in Montreal, Quebec. Nancy was born in 1798 and died in 1834. James was born in 1799 in Montreal, Quebec. Catherine was born in 1801 in Montreal, Quebec. Christiana born c1803 in Montreal, Quebec.
Christiana married George Munroe Duncan was born in 1805 in Montreal, Quebec. He died in 1845.
Duncan married ? Munn Alexander was born in 1808 in Montreal, Quebec.
Third Generation Margaret Embury(Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1792 died in 1863
married John Tittemore
They had the following children: Jane Tittemore was born c1812. Philip Tittemore was born c1814
married Elizabeth Vincent .
Eliza was born c1816. Samuel George was born c1818. Jeremiah was born c1820. Robert Lusher born on Nov 24 1828 and died on Apr 12 1912. John Q. Adams was born c1824. Margaret was born c1826. Noah was born c1828. Charles was born c1830. Anna Agnes Embury (Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1793 married Abram Jackson
They had the following children: Catherine was born c1813. Mary was born c1815. Jacob was born c1817. Margaret was born c1819. Betsy was born c1821. Jane was born c1823. Philip Embury(Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1795 married Christiana Tittemore
They had the following children: Samuel George was born c1820. Anson was born c1822. James was born c1824. Henry was born c1826. Mari was born c1828. Martha was born c1830. Adeline 725 was born c1832. Catherine Embury (Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1797 died in 1859 married Peter Sixby Peter and Catherine had the following children: Jane was born c1822 in St. Armand, Quebec, Canada. Catherine was born c1819. Mary Ann was born c1832 in St. Armand, Quebec, Canada. Margaret was born c1835. Peter Embury (Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born on Mar 30 1811 He died on Feb 28 1891
They had the following children: Catherine Miller was born in 1836 and died in 1877. Sarah Elizabeth was born in 1844. She died in 1907. William Hutchinson was born on Apr 27 1846 and died on Jul 18 1923. Charles Embury (Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1813 married Hannah Brill
They had the following children: John Russell was born c1833. Elizabeth was born c1835. Charles was born c1837. Samuel was born c1839. Carmi was born c1841. William H. was born c1843. Edwin2 was born c1845. Daniel Richard Embury (Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1817 in St. Armand, Quebec, Canada. He died in 1883 married 1. Mary Chadsey 2. Lavina Morey
They had the following children: Clarawas born c1837. John Edward was born c1839. Wellington was born c1841. Willoughby was born c1843. Isadora was born c1845. Charles was born c1847. Daniel Fisher (Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born on Feb 12 1787 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died in 1826. married Betsy Torrence
Daniel played a large part in building the first Methodist Church in Montreal in 1807 to 1809, on what is now St. Sulpice St. In the present St. James United Church on St, Catherine St. West, hangs
a plaque in memory of Daniel Fisher.
They had the following children: Elizabeth was born c1810. She died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
married Robert Crooks John Fisher (Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1791 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died in 1865. married Judith Healy
They had the following children: Dr. Arthur was born c1815. Annie was born c1817. Catherine Embury was born c1819. Daniel Duncan was born c1821. John MacKenzie was born c1823. Peter Langlois was born c1825. William Lunn was born c1827. James Douglas was born c1829. Eliza Agnes was born in 1831. She died in 1916. Robert Fisher-764 was born c1833. Jessie Torrance was born c1835. Margaret Hutchinson was born c1837. Elizabeth Fisher (Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1794 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She died in 1862 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Elizabeth married John Torrance-767 in 1811 in Montreal, Pq. John was born c1790. He died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
They had the following children: Jane was born in 1812. She died in 1875.
Jane married David Torrance Salina was born in 1814. She died in 1880. Daniel was born in 1815. He died in 1885.
Daniel married Sophie J. Vanderbilt James was born in 1817. John Andrew was born in 1818.
John married Betsey Maria Ridrey(Lusher) Catherine Ann Torrance was born in 1820.
Catherine married Thompson Vanneck Frederick William was born in 1823. He died in 1887.
Frederick married Laura G. Pool(Hensley) Jessie Theresa was born in 1824. She died in 1851.
Jessie marrieD William Forbes
William was born in Liverpool, England. Elizabeth F. was born in 1825.
Elizabeth married John Wood
Robert Adler was born in 1826. He died in 1848. Elliott was born in 1828. She died in 1850.
Elliott married Sir Alexander Tillock Galt on Sep 6 1817 in Chelsea, London, Mary Eaking was born in 1831. She died in 1907. Amy Godden was born in 1834. Henry was born in 1835.
Henry married Sarah Creighton Alexander Hutchinson was born in 1837. He died in 1880.
27. Nancy Fisher(Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1798 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She died in 1834.
Nancy married John MacKenzie
They had the following children: Nancy was born c1818. Robert Esdaile was born c1820.
38. Robert Lusher Tittemore (Margaret Embury, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born on Nov 24 1828. He died on Apr 12 1912. married Charlotte Rhicard
They had the following children: Charles Fay died in 1911. Delbert Lusher was born in 1876. He died in 1961.
delbert married Helen Hunter Margaret Sixby (Catherine Embury, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born c1835
She married Edward C. BURK
They had the following children: Henry E. was born c1865 Catherine Miller Embury (Peter, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born in 1836. She died in 1877.
She married Mark W. Wood
They had the following children: William L. was born in 1858. He died in 1938.
William married Mary L. Steele Richard W. was born in 1860. He died in 1937 .
Ellen F. was born in 1866. She died in 1939 Lucy M. was born in 1868. She died in 1887.
married William McKenna Israel F. was born in 1875. He died in Boston, Massachusettes, Usa.
Isreal married Lucy Emery in 1907. George W.was born c1877.
Died in infancy. William Hutchinson Embury (Peter, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born on Apr 27 1846. He died on Jul 18 1923
William married 1. Lucinda L. Remick 2. Susan G. Sweeney
They had the following children: Elbert Rolfe was born on Feb 10 1882 and died on Jun 10 1968.
Daughter Embury was born c1884.
Died in infancy.
They had the following children:
Sarah Francis Embury was born on Nov 2 1894. She died on Jun 10 1970.
married C. S. Harris
Susan Helen Embury was born on Jul 20 1896.
married William D. Kirk
Catherine Embury Fisher (John Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born c1819.
married William Simpson
They had the following children:
Arthur Simpson .
Annie Lanton Simpson was born in 1846 and died in 1932.
James Torrance (Elizabeth Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1817.
married Jane Fraser
They had the following children:
Charles Edward Torrance
William Fraser Torrance
John Fraser Torrance
Lilias Gertrude Torrance was born in 1855 and died in Feb 1892.
Amy Godden Torrance (Elizabeth Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1834.
married Sir Alexander Tillock Galt
Sir Alexander and Amy had the following children:
John Galt was born in 1856 in Montreal, Can.E. He died on Apr 8 1933
Nancy MacKenzie (Nancy Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born c1818.
married Robert Esdalle
They had the following children:
Charles B. Esdalle was born c1840.
married Annie Duck
Charles Fay Tittemore (Robert Lusher Tittemore, Margaret Embury, Samuel, Reverend Philip) died in 1911.
He had the following children:
Charles Walter Tittemore
Elbert Rolfe Embury (William Hutchinson, Peter, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born on Feb 10 1882. He died on Jun 10 1968
married Hortense Eugenia Stone
They had the following children:
Philip Carlos Embury was born on Jun 29 1908. He died on Mar 21 1909.
Hubert Rolfe Embury was born on Aug 2 1912. He died on May 2 1972
William Franklin E. Embury was born on Jan 28 1916.
Annie Lanton Simpson (Catherine Embury Fisher, John Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1846. She died in 1932.
married Robert William Barker
They had the following children:
R. K. Barker .
Marion Grace Barker born on Feb 22 1867 and died in Oct 1956.
Edward John Barker was born on Nov 13 1873 in Kingston, Ontario. He died on Dec 16 1950 in Toronto, Ontario.
Lilias Gertrude Torrance (James Torrance, Elizabeth Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born in 1855 in Montreal, Pq. She died in Feb 1892 in Montreal, Pq.
married Francis John Shepherd
They had the following children:
Ernest Gordon Shepherd
Mary Cecilia Shepherd was born on Jan 22 1881 and died on Jan 11 1971.
William Franklin E. Embury (Elbert Rolfe, William Hutchinson, Peter, Samuel, Reverend Philip) was born on Jan 28 1916.
married Daisy Thorne
Marion Grace Barker (Annie Lanton Simpson, Catherine Embury Fisher, John Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born on Feb 22 1867 in Kingston, on. She died in Oct 1956 in Montreal, Qc. married Alan McDougall Jones on Nov 11 1903
At the age of 5 Marion was a survivor of the wreck of the steamer" Victoria", on May 24th, 1881. She was evidently saved by two maids . Marion's father, in thanks for her life having been spared, donated a brass alms dish to St. Paul's cathedral on London, ON., which is still in use to this day. (June 2002).
They had the following children:
Alan Robert Barker Joneswas born on Jul 27 1906 in Winnipeg, Mb. He died on May 13 1968.
Helen McDougall Jones was born on Aug 12 1908 and died on Jun 22 1999.
Harry McDougall Jones was born on Jul 6 1910 in Ottawa, on.
Katherine McDougall Jones
Mary Cecilia Shepherd (Lilias Gertrude Torrance, James Torrance, Elizabeth Fisher, Catherine Embury, Reverend Philip) was born on Jan 22 1881 in Montreal, Pq. She died on Jan 11 1971 in Montreal, Pq.
married Percy Erskine Nobbs
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