Noah Emery

The following information is courtesy of Bob Wheeler and from Evens and Peck, (1880), History of York County, Maine, Philadelphia.

Noah Emery was the son of Daniel Emery and Eliza, a daughter of William Gowen, and was born in that part of ancient Kittery that is now Eliot, December 11, 1699.  He was descended from Anthony Emery, who came to America from Romsey, England, with his brother John, and settled in Kittery.  Noah Emery's descendants are numerous throughout Maine and New Hampshire and many of them are distinguished.

Emery was the earliest resident lawyer in Maine.  Although not specially educated for the bar, he possessed much legal acumen and good abilities.  He began the practice of law in 1725.  Mr. Emery had an extensive law practice and was several times, between 1741 and 1759, appointed King's attorney.  His trade was that of a cooper.  He died in 1762.