The Emlens

The Emlens are another family that had several encounters with the Whartons and other allied families.

GEORGE EMLEN, the first settler in America of this family, is said to have been born in the town of Shepton-Mallet, in Somersetshire, England. After the death of his parents he came to America, and was among the early settlers of Philadelphia. The first record concerning him is that of his marriage Nov. 12, 1685. He was on the first tax list for Philadelphia County in 1693, assessed at œ150.

GEORGE EMLEN, 4TH, who married SARAH FISHBOURNE, was well known as a merchant, with a town house and the country seat which had belonged to his father in the White Marsh Valley. He evidently lived in easy circumstances, and is mentioned as the owner of a "chariot" or "post chaise." SARAH FISHBOURNE, his wife, is spoken of by "Sally Wister," in her journal: "I think Sally Emlen one of the most beautiful women I ever saw, agreeable, affable, sensible in the true sense of the words. Her conversation is so very lively and diverting, that even were her personal attractions less than they are, she could not fail of being beloved."--See article on Emlen Family by F. Willing Leach in the North American.

Descendants of George Emlen

1 George Emlen 1741 - 1812 b: April 25, 1741 d: November 23, 1812

. +Sarah Fishbourne 1756 - 1823 b: 1756 d: August 29, 1823 m: February 01, 1775 Father: William FISHBOURNE Mother: Mary TALLMAN

.. 2 Anne Emlen

.. 2 Elizabeth Emlen

.. 2 George Emlen

.. 2 Hannah Emlen

.. 2 Mary Emlen

.. 2 William Fishbourne Emlen 1787 - b: May 30, 1787

...... +Mary Parker m: November 11, 1813 Father: Mother:

....... 3 George Emlen 1814 - 1853 b: September 25, 1814 d: June 07, 1853

........... +Ellen Markoe - 1900 d: January 15, 1900 m: May 06, 1840 Father: John MARKOE Mother: HITTY

........... 4 George Emlen 1843 - b: November 27, 1843

............... +Helen Rotch Wharton 1847 - b: September 02, 1847 m: April 22, 1874 Father: Daniel Clark WHARTON Mother: Anne Waln MORGAN

................ 5 Anne Wharton Emlen 1875 - 1875 b: January 15, 1875 in Philadelphia, PA d: July 17, 1875

................ 5 Ellen Markoe Emlen 1877 - b: January 21, 1877 in Philadelphia, PA

................ 5 Dorothea Emlen 1881 - b: February 20, 1881

........... 4 Mary Emlen 1842 - b: May 29, 1842

............... +James Starr - 1881 d: September 01, 1881 m: June 12, 1869 Father: Mother:

................ 5 James Starr

................ 5 George Emlen Starr

................ 5 Ellen Markoe Starr

................ 5 Lydia Markoe Starr

................ 5 Theodore Ducoing Starr

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