The Emmons/Dewey/Fettes/Ferrel Family:Information about Carolus Emmons
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Major General, Sir Carolus Emmons (d. date unknown)Carolus Emmons was born in England, and died date unknown.
Notes for Carolus Emmons:
Carolus Emmons was knighted about 1685 for Bravery and being Victorious in Five Battles in the Field of Blood. This is found on the Emmons Crest.Major General, Sir Carolus Emmons of England who was granted a coat of arms by King William and Queen Mary.
Most of my EMMONS clan started out in CT about 1718 when William Emmons,son of (Sir ?)Major General Carolus Emmons came over from England. From there they spread out to NJ and upstate NY. A few moved on to VA/OH/IN by the 1850's, with one small family group making it to CO and CA in the early 1900's.
From Riley Smith Emmons' book:
The name Emmons is supposed to be of Anglo-Saxon origin from the word "eam" meaning uncle. It is variously spelled Emun, Emans, Emins, Emmens, Ammens, Emmans, Emmin and Emmon. These variations are found both in English history and in the United States. The first known reference to this family was mention made of the marriage of Nicholas Emun to Ceclia Finch at St. Albans in 1559. Later the name of Robert Emans is found in church records at Thorington, England. A John Emins served as church warden at Fench lane in Cornhill.
The family of Emmons was well distributed through MA, CN, VT, NH, PA, and NY by the mid-1700s.
Children of Carolus Emmons are:
- +William Emmons, Sr, b. Bet. 1690 - 1695, England, d. 1763, Litchfield CT.