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Rev Joseph Emerson
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1721
Malden
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1775
Pepperell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Emerson (1700 - 1767)
  Mary Moody Emerson (1702 - 1779)
 
 Spouse:
  Abigail Hay Emerson (1719 - 1811)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Emerson (____ - 1784)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walton Cemetery
Pepperell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: Apr 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10803478
Rev Joseph Emerson
Added by: Bob on Gallows Hill
 
 
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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.)
- A.Firefly
 Added: Jan. 14, 2009
God bless you and thank you for your service to our country.
- Rhonda Cowan
 Added: Mar. 12, 2007

- Iris
 Added: Dec. 1, 2005
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