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Joshua Emms 1751-1845

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Joshua Emms was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from Eastham, Mass.

He served in the Continental Line as Corporal, in Captain Solomon Higgin's company, enlisting July 13, 1775, discharted Sept.1776.

"Joshua Emms was born in Boston, and was there when the tea was destroyed in Boston Harbor. When the British took possession of Boston, he was in service in the Fort, and the British destroyed his shop, furniture, all of his property."

He was among the early settlers of Perry, his name appearing in the township records in 1827. He died Dec. 1, 1845 aged ninety-four years, and is buried in Perry Cemetery. He was a pensioner.

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