William was born in 1792, son of John Emery, a blacksmith, and Susan Covert. He was a soldier in the War of 1812.
On April 23, 1815, William married Lydia Harlan, widow of John Vogan. They had eight children.
William died in 1871 and is buried at the Greenville Burying Grounds, now called the Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: Section A Lot 182. You can see a picture of his gravestone at Find A Grave.
↑ U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Volume: 85; SAR Membership Number: 16920.
Alpheus H. Harlan. History and genealogy of the Harlan family. [Baltimore]: The Lord Baltimore press, 1914. Open Library Page 387
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: