Emery C Foss, b Machias ME, 18 Sep 1840

Emery C Foss, b at Machias ME, 18 Sep 1840 son of Charles and Sarah (Davis) Foss of Machias ME. (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 117).

The following are birth records that I found in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias.

Page 117 right side

  • .                                                                                           Mary C Foss      May 20 1831
  • Foss Amanda W          Sept 22 1827           Charles + Mary C Foss      Feb 12 1828
  • Foss Charles M            Jan 5 1829              Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Mary H                May 15 1831            Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Amanda W          Dec 9 1834             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Malvena               Feb 20 1835           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss John Q A             Jun 11 1836             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Israel P                April 18 1838          Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Emery C          Sept 18 1840       Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss James A              May 31 1842            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Louisana  B        Feb 29 1844            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Franklin N         Aug 30 1947            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Joseph W           Sept 3 1849             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Izora V               Mar 30 1851            Charles + Sarah Foss

Reported by Charles Foss June 25, 1854 + recorded by                John A Kelly Town Clerk

Page 119 left side

  • Alton L Foss          Apr. 12, 1871       Emery C Foss + Phoeby J Bryant
  • Willis E Foss         Jan. 29, 1868      Emery C Foss + Phoeby J Bryant

Reported Feb 8 1933 A True Record Attd R. L. Hanscom  Clerk

Page 202 left side

  • Emery C Foss + Phebe J Bryant both of Machias, July 20 1861

The following death record is from the Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.

Name: Emery C Foss
Death Place: Machias
Death Date: 11 Apr 1918
Age: Years 77 Month 6 Days 24
Birth Place: Machias
Date of Birth: Year 1840 Month 9 Day 18
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: Charles Foss
Maiden Name of Mother: Sara Davis
Birthplace of Father: Machias
Birthplace of Mother: Machias
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Deceased was wife of:
Widow of:
Cause of Death: Arterioclerosia


Name: Phebe J Foss
Death Place: Machias
Death Date: 9 Oct 1906
Age: 62 Month 11 Days 29
Birth Place: Machiasport
Gender: Female
Occupation: at home
Name of Father: Asa Bryant
Maiden Name of Mother: Miriam Johnson
Birthplace of Father: Jonesboro
Birthplace of Mother: Machiasport
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Deceased was wife of: Emery C Foss
Widow of:
Cause of Death: Cholera

The following records come from the United States Federal Census.

  • 1850 United States Federal Census: Page 32: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 August 1850
    Charles Foss                44  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   41
    Charles M Foss           21   Laborer
    Amanda W Foss         16
    Melvina F Foss           15
    John L N Foss            13
    Israel P Foss               12
    Emery C Foss         9
    James A Foss             8
    Louisana Foss            6
    Franklin F Foss          3
    Joseph W Foss           1
  • 1860 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 4 Jul 1860
    Charles Foss                53  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   50
    Mary Foss                    29
    Amanda  Foss             26
    John Foss                24
    Israel Foss                   22  Sailor
    Emery Foss             19   Sailor
    James Foss                 18
    Louisa Foss                16
    Franklin Foss             13
    Joseph Foss                11
    Izora Foss                    9
    Sarah A Foss               6
    Evin W Foss                3
  • 1870 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 25 Jun 1870
    Foss Emery             30  Laborer
    Foss Phoeby                26
    Foss Albert                  7
    Foss Alemeda             4
    Foss Willis                  3
    Richards John           35
    Richards Melvina     34
  • 1880 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 24 + 25 Jun 1880
    Foss Emery C         m 39                  Laborer
    Foss Phebe                  f   36   wife        Keeping house
    Foss Albert C              m 17   son          Laborer
    Foss Alemeda             f   14   daughter
    Foss Willis E              m  12   son
    Foss Alton L               m  10  son          at school
    Foss Lillie L                f      6  daughter
    Foss Thomas W         m    5  son
  • 1900 United States Federal Census: Jonesboro, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 16 June 1900
    Foss, Emery C Head         Sept 1840  59   M   38          Farmer
    Foss, Phebe J        Wife          Nov  1843  56    M   38  8 Child. 7 Liv.
    Foss, Mabel L        Daughter Aug  1873  26    S
    Foss, Evie L           Daughter Nov  1880  19    S
  • 1910 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 5 May 1910
    Foss Alton L         Head         M 39  M1    11              Laborer Sawmill
    Foss Eva L             Wife          F  30 M1     11    4   4
    Foss Florie E         Daughter F  10  S
    Foss Nellie B         Daughter F   8   S
    Foss Ada M           Daughter F    5  S
    Foss Phylis A        Daughter F    3  S
    Foss Emery C Father      M 70 Wd

Narrative of the town of Machias: the old and the new, the early and late By George Washington Drisko


–     Benjamin Foss first comer to Machias, m. Sarah Getchell; m. 2nd Hannah Miller; children: Sally, Mary, Benjamin, Joseph, Eunice, Dorcas, Israel, Wm., Dennis, Mehitable, Hannah, Edward, Fanny, Margaret, Betsey, Stephen, Louisa, Luther, Allen.
–     Sally m Benj. Blyther; children: Thomas, Benjamin, Wm., Polly, Hannah, Sarah.
–     Mary m. Noah Mitchell, moved to Scarboro.
–     Benjamin m. Anna Miller; children: Jane, Deborah, Samuel, George, Wm., James, Eliza, Francis, Salome.
–     Joseph m. Ruth Fogg; children: Keziah, Sally, Lydia, Abagail, Joseph, Rufus.
–     Eunice m. London Atus; children: Betsey, Louisa, George, Patience, Eunice, John, Moses, Susanna, Nathaniel, Sophronia.
–     Dorcas m. Edward Clark; m. 2nd Charles Smith.
–     Israel m. Betsey Connors; children: Charles, Betsey, Mary, James, John, Albert, Lucius, Caroline, Lucy, Henry.
–     Wm. M. Lydia Flynn; children: Rebecca, William, Lucy, Rufus, Geo., Nancy
–     Dennis m. Lydia Hall; children: Mercy, Thomas, John, David, Lewis, Sarah, Levi, Jacob, Isaac.
–     Mehitable m. Robert West.
–     Hannah m. Amby Nash.
–     Edward m. Caroline Bowers; children: Mary, George, Caroline, Lavina, John W., Lizzie, Samuel, Charles F.
–     Fannie m. John Roberts; children: Hannah, Margaret, Wm., Hiram, Silas, Josiah, Mehitable, Hepzibah, Eliza.
–     Betsey m. Frank Smith; children: Marjory, David, Benjamin, James.
–     Stephen m. Eleanor Barney.
–     Louisa m. James Foss; children: Wm. A., Hannah, Lydia, Jacob L., James, Laura, Tahphenas, Margaret.
–     Charles Foss m. Mary C. Bowers, April 20, 1827; children: Amanda, Charles, Mary. Amanda d. young. Charles m. Eliza A Foss.
–     Mary d. unmarried.
–     Mary of Charles d. 1831; m. 2nd. Sarah Davis; children: Amanda, Melvina, John Q. A., Israel P., Emery C., James, Louisiana B., Franklin, Joseph, Izora.
–     Charles d. 1868, at 34 years.
–     Melvina m. John G. Richards. She d. in 1884.
–     Israel P. m. Aphia Knight; children: Linnie, Edgar, Bertha, Eva, Amelia, Merton. Aphia d. 1876. Israel m. 2nd. Leoniece H. Kilton children: Virgil, Ernest, Clifford, Edith, Mildred.
–     Emery m. Phebe J. Bryant children: Albert, Almeda, Willis, Alton, Mabel, Evalena, Thomas. James d. unmarried.
–     Louisianna B. m. Lewis Hall.
–     Franklin d. 1864.
–     Joseph W. m. Sarah Johnson children: Darrell Chester, Perley, Cleveland.
–     Izora m. Edgar Knight.

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1 Response to Emery C Foss, b Machias ME, 18 Sep 1840

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

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    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
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