Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell

b. 7 February 1804
  • Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell was born on 7 February 1804 in Georgia.
  • She married John Thrasher on 14 January 1826 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Bondsman was James McLemore..
  • In a letter dated 1 October 1826 to Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell in Salem, Clark County, Georgia, Ellen Emeline Mitchell wrote from Palmetto Grove, Jones County, Georgia: Esteemed Cousin
         It has become my painful duty to inform you of the Death of my beloved Sister Caroline. . . .
    Sister Caroline was taken sick the day you left here and died on the 15th. . . .
    Cousin Emera, It is very sickly in Jones County at this time Uncle Julius has had a very sever attackt of the Billious fever we thought he would die but he is up and about but his little son is very sick Uncle Cad has 2 children likely to die, Harriotte and Augustus, Cousin Mary Mitchell is very sick. Cousin Mary Moughton is very sick and has lost a son. Mother keeps in good health, but my health and Papa's has been very bad. Excuse bad writing and write soon You must call by as you go on to Alabama Present my love and compliments to Mr Thrasher and except the greatest share for yourself.
         Minimal punctuation added by the transcribe to enhance readability. A pencilled note by Emera Thrasher at the end of the letter: "This letter was written by Ellen Mitchell over 50 years ago, her mother was my mother's sister, her father and mine brothers, which makes double cousins. This is the 25 of May 1882." This letter appears here thanks to the generosity of Emera's descendant Charles Ingrum.
  • Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell became a widow at the 26 May 1839 death of her husband John Thrasher.
  • She married Spencer James McMorris, son of John B. McMorries and Nancy Morgan.
  • Spencer James McMorris and Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Wetumpka, Coosa County, Alabama. Other members of the household included John Thomas Thrasher.
  • In August 1851, S. J. McMorris was City Clerk of Wetumpka.
  • Mary Wood Mitchell wrote on 5 October 1852, in a letter to her niece Lizzie Green Wood Powell, "It has just occurd to me that I receivd a letter from brother written when they were looking for Willis home. he said Camel was anxiously looking for an answer to his letter. I then answer,d Camel,s letter & described John T. Thrasher,s wife & wedding, also the little party I gave him Perhaps that letter has been received, But I must say that I think John has a choice wife. Emera is delighted with her. they will live with Emera this year if no longer, as Mr Mc Morris has become a traveling Preacher -- he has not spent a month at home this year. E. thinks he answer,d before he was calld."
  • In Mary Wood's will of 3 July 1854 in Montgomery County, at Alabama, Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell was named as an heir; Codicils were added 15 July and 30 September 1858.
  • The following appeared on 29 July 1859 in The Liberator: The Universalist Herald, published at Montgomery, Ala., with the Rev. John C. Burrows as its editor, and S. J. McMorris, B. F. Strain, and J. Shingdy, as corresponding editors. . .
  • Spencer James McMorris and Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Wetumpka, Coosa County, Alabama, Elmore County was established by the Alabama legislature in 1866, with Wetumpka as the county seat.
  • Spencer James McMorris and Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, enumerated next to Emera's son William Augustus Thrasher and his family.
  • Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell became a widow at the 2 March 1874 death of her husband Spencer James McMorris.
  • The following appeared on 17 September 1874 in the Wheeling Daily Register: (New York, Sept. 16) Prior to the opening of the Universalist Convention this morning devotional exercises were held and brief addresses were made by. . . . The Committee on Resolutions, with regard to deaths of members, offered a series of resolutions, which were adopted, regretting the deaths of John J. Bartholamew, Thos. J. Greenwood, F. S. Bacon, A. J. Clark, Wm. W. Nelson, S. J. McMorris, and C. S. Hilles. . . .
  • John Thomas Thrasher and Martha Louisa Hagerty appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Elmore County, Alabama, living near Martha Jane's sister Emma Seaman with whom is living their mother Elizabeth Hagerty.. Other members of the household included Emera Anne Elizabeth Mitchell, Earnest Blasingame Thrasher, Elizabeth Zimmerman Thrasher, Olive Emma Thrasher, Phillip H. Thrasher, Allene Thrasher and Frances Juliet Thrasher.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jun 2014

Family 1: John Thrasher b. circa 1798, d. 26 May 1839

Family 2: Spencer James McMorris b. circa 1798, d. 2 March 1874