I was going to send you a reply yesterday, BUT, I couldn't believe my lack of luck; we are at my daughter's house and the room with the computer which I use was blocked with many boxes ALL DAY LONG! Things were being organized and moved around. Ha! I couldn't believe it!
Anyway, I am having to refresh my memory and go over past papers.
The first papers which I was given with the name Emblidge on them were the marriage certificate and license for Merritt E. Abbott and Dorothy B. Embldge, 15 and 16 December, 1926, in Buffalo, County Erie, New York.
ALSO, other great information was shown: the parents of the bride and groom and their places of birth. The parents of Dorothy Emblidge were: Thomas J. Emblidge born in Ireland and Elmina Vreeland born in Seneca Falls, New York.
Now, I know no more about Thomas Emblidge, but then I ran across a second spelling of Emblidge and it was Embliage; which sounded French to me. There is a possibility that he was a French descendant with roots in Ireland. Emblidge did not sound Irish to me and I wondered, "Could he be a Huegenot descendant but born in Ireland" The Huguenot were French Protestants who fled France due to Regligeous persecution and death.
I asked someone who has a limited amount of French language knowledge and she said that Embliage DOES SOUND FRENCH...BIG TIME! I, then, found out that one of the countries to which the Huguenot fled was IRELAND!!! So, this possiblity might be something you could research.
Now, about Elmina Vreeland!! Later, I found out that her middle name was Eudora; making her Elmina Eudora Vreeland. Some more exciting history was discovered! I was looking through an old book by way of my library through the internet and found out that the name VREELAND is well known in New York and goes right back to the founding of New York. Now, the book stated that there was ONLY ONE Vreeland immigrant so ALL VREELANDS CAN BE TRACED TO HIM! I will go through my notes and find the name of the ancestor and the book. He chose that last name when he immigrated from Holland to New York. SO, that means that you have all of the Vreeland history from your Elmina Eudora Vreeland RIGHT BACK TO THE 1600'S in New York. A LOT of generations of descendants to discover; probably Revolutionary War veterans, etc. A lot of EXCITING history to discover!
I will go through my notes to cite the sources of proof which I found! I'll be back!! Enjoy, Linda!
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