I think you (partially) misunderstood me.There were indeed both a William Embler and a John Embler in Rowan, NC.And actually there were two William Emblers!!Here is what I was telling you:
George Mark and Esther Teresia Schaber Imler had a son named John William Emler/Embler born 13 Jan 1740 in Lancaster, PA.For reasons unknown, by the time that John William Emler moved to Rowan, NC, he used his middle name of William on legal proceedings.The earliest date I have located him in Rowan, NC is on the 1772 tax list as William Imler.On teh 1778 Rowan, NC tax list he is recorded as William Emler.
John William Emler (aka William Emler) had sons named William and John.William was born c 1770 and married Frances "Frankie" Sears on 15 Mar 1794 in Rowan.He purchased land in Christian (later Muhlenberg) County, Kentucky in 1798, and appears on the tax list in Muhlenberg, KY in 1800.This is where he lived out the remainder of his life, dying there circa 1841.
John William Emler's son, John Emler/Embler, was born c 1774.His wife's name is unknown, but he married her circa 1794.He had a son, John Embler, born 25 Dec 1795, who married Nicey Tyre circa 1811.John Emler/Embler had another son, William Embler, born c 1796, who married Louise Sullivan on 11 Oct 1820 in Guilford, NC.
So the William and John Emler/Emblers that you probably have seen in Rowan, NC records are father and son.John William Emler died circa 1806 in Rowan, NC.Administration of the estate of William Emler was granted Nov 1806 to Mary Emler, who gave 400 pounds with Lewis Tyre as security.
His son John Embler died circa 1844 in Davidson, NC.He wrote his will on 27 Jul 1842; it was probated Feb 1845.
Might I suggest you check out the following website.It has a lot of information about this line of Imlers.Michael Imler Dopson 'heads up' a group of Imler descendants who work together on compiling data on the descendants of our immigrant ancestor, Wilhelm Emler aka William Imler.He serves as the 'clearinghouse' for a very large group of researchers that descend from this line.Here's the website:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/6163/w-imler.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/6163/w-imler.html
Michael has almost 100 pages online that relate to this line.I know you will find it very informative, and it perhaps will answer some of your questions or 'smooth over' doubts you have about the 'double' names of John William and George Mark.
As mentioned before, feel free to contact me off-list if you'd like.I'll try to answer any questions you might have or help figure out any dilemmas!I am one of the few on Michael Imler Dopson's 'list' that descend from William Imbler (that married Frances Sears), so have done more research on him (and his descendants) than Michael and the majority of the others.This explains why I show William as being born circa 1770 and Michael shows him as circa 1759.(William is age 26-45 on the 1810 census and age 60-70 on the 1840 census.This concurs with the date I've given him of c 1770, with 1770 being the earliest I believe him to be born, and I think 1772 is a closer date.)