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William H. Emerson
Below is from Cecil Whig:

Saturday, May 14, 1887 - Cecil Whig


Mr. William H. Emerson, Sr., a prominent farmer of the First district, died on Monday at the residence of a married daughter in Philadelphia of bright's disease. Mr. Emerson went to Philadelphia but a very few weeks since for medical treatment. He was in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Emerson came to Cecil county about 1850 from Queen Anne's county, and settled in the First district. By his thrift and ability as a practical farmer he became the owner of two farms. Mr. Emerson was married four times, and at the time of his death was a widower. His first wife was a Mrs. Fields, a widow, and his second a Miss Ruley. His third wife was a Mrs. Kirk, a widow, whose maiden name was Miss Anna Hackett. His last wife was Miss Tammany. He had no children by any of his wives, excepting the second. She bore him five children, four sons and a daughter, three of whom survive. The oldest, William H. Emerson, Jr., died about two years since in the First district. The second whose name we failed to learn served in the Union Army and was killed at the battle of the Wilderness. Samuel conducts one of his father's farms, and Arthur is on the home farm. Mr. Emerson was widely known and respected by all. Although he never filled any public office he took a prominent part in local politics, being a Whig during the time of that party, and afterwards a member of the Republican party. He was a member of St. Paul's M. E. church, Johntown. The funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Presbyterian church. The interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Added by Jean on Nov 21, 2016 10:03 PM
William H. Emerson
Added by Jean on Nov 21, 2016 10:01 PM
Andy Roberts
RE: Photo Request
I had a look for your requested grave at Sidmouth but didn't find one. I checked the area for new graves from around late 1970s (in North West corner of cemetery). There also seemed to be quite a few around that time added internments to existing graves near the entrance and some randomly scattered interments possibly filling gaps in various places but no sign of any Babcock. Too late I discovered a wall of small memorial plaques just giving a name and range of dates, presumably for cremations - it was too dark to read most of them by the time I found them.
Im afraid I won't be in the area again to search further.
(I should have asked if it was likely that he was buried with someone else and when they were buried as this might have given me the area to look in. Also whether he might have been cremated. I will have to try to remember to ask this in future).
Sorry I wasn't able to help (but it did give me a chance to take pictures of lots of graves which I will be able to load up to the site sometime)
Added by Andy Roberts on Apr 19, 2016 2:08 AM
Andy Roberts
Photo Request
I am going to be in Sidmouth in a couple of weeks and might get a chance to take the photo you requested but I see the Cemetery is large so I doubt I would find the grave unless you can give some details of where the grave is - it is often possible to get this easily by contacting the people who manage the cemetery but I haven't the time to do this. If you can provide more information there is a string chance that I would find the grave.

Added by Andy Roberts on Mar 23, 2016 7:18 AM
James M Childs, 116755413
Hi, Thanks for the additional dates. Do you know his parents or if he was born in PA, to a MD born mother? I found a Jas Childs in Baltimore living with a large family in 1850, but aren't sure if it is his. I added it to his memorial. Please let me know.
Added by LSP on Mar 07, 2016 12:01 PM
Susan Rainwater
Duplicate Thomas W. Skirven
Thanks for pointing out my duplicate Thomas W. Skirven. It's fixed.

Susan Rainwater
Added by Susan Rainwater on Nov 14, 2015 1:39 PM
Rick MacDonald
Maria Hanna
Thanks for the correction on the date of death, George. Maria is my grandmother. Don't know how I missed the day as it's right on the marker.
Added by Rick MacDonald on Jul 19, 2015 7:44 AM
Abigail Higbe
George, Thank you for your time and for the great photo.
Added by jimmy on Dec 17, 2013 6:45 AM
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Mabee Barnes
Hi George,

Thank You fo fullfiling my request.

Donna Cain
Added by Our Family History on Dec 15, 2013 9:24 AM
Gene White
Chase Update
Thanks for the help with the marker...added. Gene.
Added by Gene White on May 08, 2013 11:47 PM
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