|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1721|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1775|
Clergyman and Patriot. He was the husband of Abigail Hay and the son of Rev. Joseph and Mary (Moody) Emerson. He graduated from Harvard in the class of 1743 and became minister of the West Parish of Groton, Massachusetts, which was later organized as the town of Pepperell, much to Rev. Emerson's credit.
He was a chaplain to men in his parish who participated in the capture of Louisbourg fortress in Nova Scotia during the French and Indian Wars under Sir William Pepperell.
He was known for powerful but reasoned patriotic sermons leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution, exhorting his flock to join the patriot cause.
He died in 1775 after becoming ill ministering to Pepperell men encamped with the colonial army in Cambridge.
Joseph Emerson (1700 - 1767)
Mary Moody Emerson (1702 - 1779)
Abigail Hay Emerson (1719 - 1811)*
Mary Emerson (____ - 1784)*
Joseph Emerson (1721 - 1775)
Hannah Emerson Emerson (1722 - 1812)*
Waldo Emerson (1734 - 1734)*
Ebenezer Emerson (1736 - 1750)*
Ruth Emerson Wait (1741 - 1808)*
William Emerson (1743 - 1776)*
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Record added: Apr 17, 2005
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Prob married to Elizabeth Bulkely (dau of Rev. Peter Bulkely, who was the son of Rev. Edward Bulkely; the elder Bulkely being buried in Concord; Elizabeth was sister to John who died at Marshfield in 1655 and Jane, who m. Ephraim Flint.)|
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God bless you and thank you for your service to our country.|
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