Information on Emmons family concludes
Published 12:18 am Wednesday, September 25, 2002
By By LYDIA GRIMES – Lifestyles Writer
This will conclude my series of articles about the Emmons family. I hope they have helped someone and I want to thank Mike Emmons for his generosity in sharing with the rest of us.
Generation No. 4
8. KILER 4 EMMONS (GEORGE WASHINGTON3, ABRAHAM2, WILLIAM R.1) was born 1885, and died 1957 in Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. He married MARY REBECCA BRAZEL. She was born 1886, and died 1966 in Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.
Children of KILER EMMONS and MARY BRAZEL are:
i. CARNIE LEE5 EMMONS, b. 1907; d. 1966, Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida; m. OLIEF VARNADORE; b. 1907; d. 1991, Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida..
ii. CONLEY EMMONS, b. 1906; d. 1985; m. JANIE CROSS.
iii. CARRIE EMMONS, b. 1908; d. 1993, Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida; m. LEWIS KNOWLES; b. 1906; d. Buried at Little Rock Cemetery, Flomaton, Escambia County, Alabama.
iv. GEORGE C. EMMONS, b. 21 September 1910; d. 1988, Buried at Cooper Cemetery, Escambia County, Alabama; m. FLORA WILSON; b. 24 November 1906; d. 23 November 1957, Buried at Cooper Cemetery, Escambia County, Alabama..
v. LEONARD EMMONS, b. 1913.
vi. JOE EMMONS, b. 1915; d. 1988; m. BETTY.
vii. MAE BELL EMMONS, b. 1917; d. 1997; m. LEE KEIDA BAGGETT; b. 1910.
viii. GAYNELL EMMONS, b. 1919; d. 2001, Buried at NAS, Escambia County, Florida; m. (1) GROVER CLEVELAND BOOTH; m. (2) SHORTY SPEARS.
ix. JESSIE EMMONS, b. 1919; d. 1972, Buried at Cooper Cemetery, Escambia County, Alabama; m. AUBREY L. WILSON; b. 1917; d. 1992.
x. R. Z. EMMONS, b. 1923; d. 1989, Buried at Bay View Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.
xi. EFFIE LEE EMMONS, b. 1925; d. 1997, Buried at Loxley, Baldwin County, Alabama; m. (1) CHARLES ALBERT GROVER, JR.; b. 1944; m. (2) JOSEPH FRANCIS KLAJDERMAN.
xii. MARY RUTH EMMONS, b. 1929; m. ROY CEPHUS FRANCIS; b. 1924.
Mike Emmons, of Pensacola, has added some additional information on the family and brings some of them up to date.
He is the great-grandson of Kiler Emmons, son of George Washington Emmons and Mary Jane Godwin. According to him, there were four sons that passed the name down, Kiler Emmons, Joseph Gilbert Emmons, Washington R. Emmons and Sylvester Emmons. Joseph Emmons and Washington Emmons are buried at Wallace Methodist Church Cemetery and Sylvester is buried at the S.E. Emmons Cemetery located off Hwy. 113 near Pollard. Sylvester still has several grandchildren who live in the area.
Kiler Emmons (1885) had 12 children: Conley Emmons (1906) raised his family in Brewton; Carnie Emmons (1907) in Pensacola; Carrie Emmons Knowles (1908) in Pensacola; George C. Emmons in Brewton; Leonard Emmons (1913) who died young; Joe Emmons (1915) in Mobile; Mae Bell Emmons Baggett (1917) in Mobile; Gaynell Emmons Booth Spears (1919) in Pensacola; Jessie Emmons (1921) in Brewton; R.Z. Emmons (1923) in Pensacola; Effie Lee Emmons Grover Klajderman (1925) in Loxley and Mary Ruth Emmons Francis (1929) who lives in Greensboro, N.C.
Conley Emmons (1906) raised his family in Brewton. He had five children: Emma Lee Emmons Smith Nix, Herbert Hoover Emmons (1929), Franklin Delanor Emmons (1932), Lonnie Wright Emmons (1935) and Joe Thomas Emmons (1939). All of Conley's children except Franklin are buried at Weaver Cemetery in Appleton.
George C. Emmons also raised his family in Brewton. He had one son, Floyd Emmons and at least two daughters, Nelda Emmons and Linda Emmons. Linda lives north of Wallace at Barnett Crossroads.
Carnie Emmons (1907) used to own a gas station/store off of Hwy. 31 in Brewton. He later moved to Pensacola and opened a grocery store and called it Emmons' Grocery. It is still standing and located on North Desoto Street, although it is no longer open for business. Carnie's son, Robert Lee Emmons (1944) is building another Emmons store on the corner of "W" Street and Truman Avenue. Robert Lee Emmons is the father of Mike Emmons who sent me this material.
Next week we will try to get into something else.