Name: Sarah Louisa EMORY
Given Name: Sarah Louisa
Birth: 1852 in Baltimore, Maryland
Death: 1888 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
1. Documentation of ancestry of Sarah Louisa Emory - daughter of Arthur Emory and Sarah Louisa Baggs, daughter of John Baggs.
Change Date: 18 Jul 2008 at 11:30:44
Queen Anne?s County Land Records
Queen Anne?s County to wit. - Be it remembered that on the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and thirty Philemon B. Hopper and Ann Hopper of Queen Anne?s County aforesaid present to the court here his petition in the following words, to wit.
To the Honorable the Judges of Queen Anne?s County to wit.
The petition of Philemon B. Hopper and Ann his wife respectively represent that John Baggs late of Queen Anne?s County died intestate on the twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven seized of his domain as of fee of the following tracts of land, to wit. ?Margaret Hills, Margarholm, Kingsales Addition, Pemberton Resurveyed and Change?, lying and being in the county aforesaid leaving one of your petitioners Ann Hopper and Louisa Baggs his daughters at law, which said Louisa Baggs is an infant under twenty years of age. Your petitioners are desirous that the said lands be divided and therefore they prey your Honors to form a commission to five sensible and discreet persons to make such division according to the acts of assembly in which case made and provided.
P. B. Hopper
Whereupon in pursuance of the act entitled ?An Act to direct descent? the Court here appoint Samuel T (J?) Emory guardian to the minor mentioned in the foregoing petition, and thereupon order and direct a commission to ? Thomas B. Turpin, William G. Bourke, Pere Wilmer, Henry Lump and John Davis, five sensible discreet men of the county aforesaid and which said commission accordingly issues in the following words to wit...
First day of August in the year Eighteen Hundred and thirty one...
...To the Honorable Judges of Queen Anne?s County...By virtue of the power vested in us by the commission we...met on the land mentioned in the said commission on the twenty first day of April 1831 and then and there took into consideration every circumstance relative to the said land and were of the opinion and did so judge and determine that the said land could be divided without loss or injury to the parties concerned and we did appoint Daniel C. H. Emory to survey and lay off the said land which was surveyed and laid off in our presence and we did also make partition, and allotments of the said land fairly and equally in value between the parties, that we alloted the ?Back Farm? 362 a 3 R. 2 perches and the E. Part of the woodland 114a. 3 R. 2 perches to Ann Hopper - The ?Front Farm? 307 a. 3 R. 33 perches W. Division of the woodland 91 a. 3 R. 16 perches and 25 acres of detached woodland to Louisa Baggs...
Tho B. Turpin
Wm G. Bourke
I do hereby certify that by the instructions of the commission appointed by Queen Anne?s County Court for the division of the real estate of the late John Baggs, I surveyed the said lands ...and ascertained the contents of cleared land to be 664 a 2 R. 35 perches and woodland 206 a. 2 R. 18 perches. Also 2 a. of woodland detached from the other. . Being about 4 perches from the west part of woodland - and divided the said land in manner and form as follows - The cleared land was divided into two parts making in the S. E. Division commonly called the ?Back Farm? 302 a. 3 R. 2 perches. N.W. Division commonly called the ?Front Farm? 307 a. 3 R. 33 perches - The woodland into two parts in the E. Division 114 a. 3 R. 2 perches which was annexed to the ?Back Farm?, the W. Division, together with the 25 acres of detached woodland was annexed to the ?Front Farm? - all of which is by metes and bounds as follows - The lines of the ?Front Farm? including the W. Division of woodland, Beginning at a stone at the N.W. corner of said farm it being at the end of the ? Line of Pemburton Resurveyed according to the lines contained in the deed from Charlotte Nichols and others to John Baggs dated 8th August 1820 and running from thence L 470 E. 140 perches. Thence L 430 W. 139 ½ perches, thence L 330 E. 7 ½ perches, thence L 390 45' E, 76 perches, thence L 320 30'0 ? 17 3/4 perches, thence L 880 W. 1 3/4 perches, L 20 E. 1 /3/4 perches, thence L 820 45' W. 140 perches, thence L 430 15' W. 30 perches, thence L 220 30' E. 11 perches, thence L 670 45' W. 20 perches, thence L 130 45' E. 8 perches, thence 300 15' W. ?, thence L 390 30' W. 3 ½ perches, thence L 190 W. 17 ½, thence L150 E. 6 perches, thence L 30 45' E. 23 perches, thence L 110 15 W. 23 perches, thence L 220 25' W. 16 perches, thence L 340 30 W. 22 perches, thence N. 130 15 W. 224 perches, thence L 530 45' 21 ½ perches, thence L 150 15' W. 42 perches, thence South 820 E. 8 ½ perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning aforesaid, containing 394 acres and 13 perches more or less, being parts of several lands called ?Kingsale Addition, Pemburton Resurveyed and Change?.
The lines of the detached lot of woodland called ?Margarholm? beginning where the 8th line of said tract crosses the road commonly the ?Parsons Road? and running with the line N 430 45' E 55 perches, thence N 20 45 E. 4 3/4 perches, thence N 520 W. 25 ½, thence L 190 30 W. 100 perches to the said road, thence with it L 420 E. 16, thence to the beginning containing nearly 25 acres more or less - Lines of the ?Back Farm? (cleared land) Beginning at a stone at the S.E. corner of the farm, it being the beginning of ?Change? and running thence L 880 45 W 16 perches, thence L 350 W 94 perches, thence L 870 45' W. 156 perches, thence N. 430 15 W 15 perches, L 840 45 W. 102 perches, thence N 140 W. 98 perches, thence N. 890 30 E. 22 thence N. 220 48 ? 16 perches, thence N. 110 15' ? 23 perches, N. 30 45 W. 23 perches, thence N. 150 W. 6 perches, thence N 190 E 17 ½ perches, thence N 390 30 83 ½ perches, thence N.W. 45 E 39 3/4, thence N. 300 15 W 17 perches, thence N. 150(?) 45 W. 8 perches, N. 670 45 E. 20 ½ thence N. ? ? W 11 perches, thence N. 430 15 E. 20 perches, thence N. 820 45 E. 140 perches till it intersects a line drawn at N. 20 W from the beginning stone, and from thence to the beginning, containing 362 a 3 R 0 perches more or less, being parts of several tracts ?Change? ?Margaut Hill? ?Pemburton Resurveyed? and :Kingsale Addition? - The lines of the E. Division of woodland beginning at the end of the first line of the Front Farm and running thence with the 3rd line thereof L 430 W 139 1/4 perches thence with the 3rd line L 33 E 7 ½ perches, thence with the 4th line L 390 45 E. 76 perches, thence with the 5th line L 320 30 W 17 3/4 perches, thence N 880 E ?8 1/4 ? thence N 450 E 124 perches, thence N 470 W. 100 perches, thence N. 430 E 3 perches and then to the beginning, containing 114 a 1 R. 37 perches more or less being part of ?Pemberton Resurvey?
D. C. H. Emory
Queen Anne?s County Court: Be it remembered that on the twenty ninth day of January in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty three, the following Deed was brought to be recorded, to wit.
This indenture made this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two by and between Philemon B. Hopper and Ann his wife of Queen Anne?s County in the State of Maryland of the one part and Arthur Emory Senior of the County and State aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Philemon B. Hopper and Ann his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and seventy on dollars current money to them in hand paid by the said Arthur before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained sold aliened ? Released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien en? Release and confirm unto the said Arthur Emory his heirs and assigns all that part of the lands which formerly belonged to John Baggs and which divided to the said Ann, which is contained in the following lines metes and bounds to wit. Beginning at the end of the twentieth line of that part of the aforesaid lands allotted to the said Ann Hopper by the commissioners appointed by Queen Anne?s County Court to divide the same...containing sixty three acres more or less and thirty one perches more or less, it being all that part of the lands of the said John Baggs as allotted to the said Ann which has within the farm commonly called the Home Farm or Back House farm ...
Queen Anne?s County, to wit: be it remembered, that on the eighteenth day of September in the year Eighteen hundred and Seventy Six, the following Deed was brought to be recorded, to wit.
This Deed, made this eighteenth day of September in the year eighteen hundred and seventy six by Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson, his wife formerly Sarah Louisa Emory of Queen Anne?s County State of Maryland witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Six hundred dollars the receipt which is hereby acknowledged, the said Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson his wife do grant unto Joseph E. Elliott aforesaid County and State in fee simple, all the undivided right, title interest and estate of the said Sarah Louisa Nicholson, formerly Sarah Louisa Emory as aforesaid, in and to all that real estate lying and being in Queen Anne?s County aforesaid on and near the public road leading from Hillsboro to Centreville and in the tenancy of John T. Meredith, consisting of tracts parts of tracts and parcels of land called ?Kingsale Addition?, Margaret Hill?, ?Change? and ?Pemburton Resurveyed? and ?Margarholm? and containing four hundred and ninety acres of land more or less being the same land which is described in the proceedings in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne?s County entitled ?In the matter of the Petition of Philemon B. Hopper and Ann his wife to value and divide the real estate of John Baggs? recorded in Liber JB No. 1 folio 36, 7 ?, one of the land commission record books of Queen Anne?s County aforesaid as the ?Front Farm? with detached Lot of Woodland called ?Magarholm? and particularly described therein by metes and bounds courses and distances and to which reference is hereby specially made for a particular description of said real estate said undivided interest and estate consisting of a one sixth undivided interest, and estate therein of the said Sarah Louisa Nicholson as one of the six children and heirs at law of Sarah Louisa Emory formerly Sarah Louisa Baggs, deceased mother of the said Sarah Louisa Nicholson. And, the said Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson his wife covenant that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed and will Execute such further assurances of title as ay be required.
Hopper E. Nicholson
Sarah Louisa Nicholson
Queen Anne?s County Court to wit: be it remembered that on the first day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and seventy seven the following Deed was brought to be recorded. To wit.
This Deed made the first day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and Seventy Seven by Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson his wife, formerly Sarah Louisa Emory of Queen Anne?s County State of Maryland, witnessed that in consideration of the Sum of Six hundred dollars being the same consideration expressed in a deed between the same parties dated the eighteenth day of September eighteen hundred and seventy six in which said deed, the grant of the herein described real estate was by misapprehension omitted. The said Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson, his wife, do grant unto Joseph E. Elliott of County and State aforesaid, in fee simple all the undivided right, title, interest and estate of Sarah Louisa Nicholson in and to all that real estate called Kingsale Addition, Margaret Hill, Change and Pemberton Resurveyed and Margarholm and containing sixty three acres, one rod and three perches of land, which is described in a deed thereof from P. B. Hopper and wife to Arthur Emory Senior dated the twenty third day of October Eighteen hundred and thirty two and recorded in Liber JM ? Folio 382 a. Land Record Book for Queen Anne?s County aforesaid and which descended to the said Sarah Louisa Nicholson, formerly Emory, from Arthur Emory Senior her father, in common with her brothers, said undivided interest and real estate a one sixth interest and estate in said real estate as one of the Heirs at Law to said Arthur Emory Senior. And said Hopper E. Nicholson and Sarah Louisa Nicholson, his wife, covenant that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed and will execute such further assurances of title as may be required.
Witness their hands and seals
Hopper E. Nicholson
Sarah Louisa Nicholson
Queen Anne's County Court records
3. Not found in 1860
1870 Maryland Census
Living in Baltimore in household of her uncle Judge Daniel Cox Hopper Emory
Emery, D. C. H. 62 Attorney-at-law
" Mary W. 33
" John H. 23 Lumber merchant
" Fannie W. 21
" Sarah L. 18
" Frank W. 3
" Sarah S. 1
4. Will 1888
In the name of God Amen:
I, Sarah L. Nicholson do make and publish this my last will and testament.
1st I do give and devise all my real estate and personal estate to my husband Hopper E. Nicholson with full power in his discretion and judgement to sell grant and convey the same also lately(?) And in fee.
2nd I do will and devise that in case he should exercise daid power of sale he shall not be required to give bond, nor shall the purchaser or purchasers of said property be required to see to the application or investment of the purchase money.
3rd I do will and devise that in case he shall hold on to said property in its present shape during life, it as long as he shall hold on to it, he should have the full use and control of ot and the receipt of the income arising there from to be at his free disposal.
4th If he shall die possessed of said property, I do will and devise to my andhis children that is our children the survivor or survivors of them, and in case any one or more of them shall die leaving the said Hopper E. Nicholson and leaving issue I do will that the said issue shall have a parents share.
5th In case the said Hopper E. Nicholson shall exercise the adoresaid power of sale I do give and devise the proceeds of all said sales at the death of my said husband to our children as the property is devised in Item 4th the survivor or survivors of them and their issue as therein provided.
6th In case said Hopper E. Nicholson shall will said property and make no separate or distinctive investment thereof then I do will that our children at his decease shall have a claim for the proceeds of my interest in said property, the survivors or survivor of them and their issue as provided in Item 4th against this estate.
7th In case said Hopper E. Nicholson shall relieve said property of debt or shall materially add to the value thereof by his industry or his funds, I do will that his interest thereon shall remain distinct or (of?) lien or claim on said property to the extent thereof, my purpose being to secure at his decease to our children to only my present interest in said property except as it may be effected by extreme circumstances.
8th I hereby declare that I ? Full confidence in his integrity to carry out my wishes and in case of the decease of said children without issue, leaving my husband, all said property is his absolutely.
Witness my hand and seal
S. L. Nicholson
Signed, sealed, published and declared as her last will and testament by the above named testatrix in our presence and in the presence of each of us and by her request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Robert Goldsborough Jr.
W. D. Troy M.D.
Queen Anne?s County Sat. August 28th 1888
Then came Robert Goldsborough Jr. And W. D. Troy M.D. and did each make oath on the Holy Evangeley of Almighty God that they did see S. L. Nicholson the testatrix of the foregoing will sign her name thereto, that they heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament, that at the time of her doing so she was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding that they signed their names as witnesses to said will in the presence of each other, in the presence of the testatrix and at her request.
Thomas A. ?
Register of Wills
5. Further evidence that Sarah Louisa Emory was the daughter of this Arthur H. Emory. Infromation from Louis Sudler of Chicago. Louis Sudler has a Hopper family chart with a note written on it that a "Miss Emory" (actually "Mrs") attended the funeral of Sarah Stadtler Emory (1976-1947) and that she said that her mother was Sarah Emory of John King Beck Emory and that her mother's brother, William Emory, had a son Clagett. William Clagett Emory (b. 1872) was the son of William H. Emory, brother of Sarah Louisa Emory and son of this Arthur H. Emory and his wife Sarah.
Father: Arthur Hopper EMORY b: 1803 in Queen Anne's County, MD
Mother: Sarah Louisa BAGGS b: 1812 in Queen Anne's County, MD
Hopper Emory NICHOLSON b: 14 Aug 1849 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
30 Sep 1875
Marriage announcement - Baltimore Sun
Nicholson-Emory. - On September 30, at the residence of Mr. King Emory, by Rev. Dr. F. Swentzel, Hopper E. Nicholson of Centreville, Queen Anne?s County, MD, to Miss Sarah L. Emory, of Lutherville, Baltimore County, MD.
- Joanna NICHOLSON b: 18 Apr 1876 or 1 Jun 1875/76 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Thomas Hopper Emory NICHOLSON b: 7 Apr 1878 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Mary Ella (Ellen) NICHOLSON b: Nov 1879 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Anna Louisa NICHOLSON b: 1883 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Catherine L. NICHOLSON b: 1885 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland