Notes for THOMAS EMMONS:
Son of Thomas and Mary (Davis) Emmons.
Born: November 9, 1810 in New Garden Meeting, Columbiana County, Ohio.
Died: April 12, 1888 in Coal Creek Meeting, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Will Probate: Keokuk County, Iowa.
Married: Mary Coppock August 8, 1833 in New Garden Meeting, Columbiana County, Ohio. (Marriage reported August 22, 1833.)
1860 Census has Mother-in-law Mary Coppock (spelled Coppic) age 84 and Mary McCall age 75 living with them.
[Died], at his residence at Coal Creek, Keokuk Co., Iowa Fourth Mo. 12th, 1888, THOMAS EMMONS, in his 79th year. His health had been gradually going down for several years, and about two weeks before his death, he had a slight stroke of apoplexy. At one time he said, it looked as though his time here would be short, and he was willing it should be so; he believed his work was done. For several days he could not speak above a whisper and had but little to say. He was firmly attached to the doctrines and testimonies of our religious Society, and had for many years spent much of his leisure time in reading the approved writings of Friends. He often mourned over the many innovations that have been introduced amongst us, laying waste the unity among Friends; and for more than fifty years he bore a faithful witness against them. For a few hours before his death he suffered less, and in quietness and compsure breathed his last. (The Friend, 1888, vol. lxi, p. 384)