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James Emmett

February 22, 1803–December 28, 1852

Born in Boone County, Kentucky; son of Elizabeth Trowbridge and Silas Emmett. Married Phebe Jane Simpson, 1823. Baptized, 1831. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, by December 1843. Admitted to the Council of Fifty, 1844. Led an advance party of Latter-day Saint settlers from Nauvoo to the vicinity of present-day Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, 1845–1846. Resided in Tuolumne County, California, by 1850. Died at San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, California. 1 (See Document 1.8)


  1. [1] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed Apr. 2014), James Emmett. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Dec. 30, 2015), James Emmett LZT6-LJP .