NameAlben Porter Emery
Birth27 Dec 1803, Fairfield, Somerset, Maine
Death29 Jan 1873
BurialPine Grove Cem., Waterville, ME
OccupationWool merchant
FatherBriggs H Emery (1767-1840)
MotherSarah Farnham (1774-1852)
Misc. Notes
Lived in Fairfield, Me., till 1851, when he moved to Waterville, Ve., and died Jan. 29, 1873. (from Family Tree Maker: Search Results, "The wool pulling and sheep skin tanning business of A. P. Emery deserves mention amoug the minor industries of Waterville. This was established by Alben Emery, father of the present proprietor, who came here from Fairfield. In about 1847 the elder Mr. Emery purchased a building which stood upon the college campus and had been used as a workshop by the students, and moved it to the south side of North street, just west of Hayden Brook. Here he bagan the business of pulling wool from sheep's pelts, and here it has been continued to the present time. From about 3,000 to 10,000 skins were handled annually and from three to five men employed. (from Family Tree Maker:, excerpt from a book entitled "The Centennial History of Waterville", pages 353 and 354)
Birth30 Jun 1813, Fairfield, Somerset, Maine
FatherJonathan Tobey (~1773-1826)
MotherBloomy Haskell (1778-1865)
Marriage22 Dec 1831, Fairfield, Somerset, Maine
ChildrenAlbert Porter (1833-1912)
 Alben Franklin (1834-1907)
 Charles Melvin (1836-1918)
 Laura Ellen (1838-1866)
 William Harrison (1840-1903)
 Floretta (1842-1852)
 Vira Chandler (1845-1852)
 James Hiram (1847-1934)
 Linda Abbot (1849-1927)
 Edward Byron (1851-1851)
 Ida May (1852-1879)
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