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Rev. Joseph Emerson

Male Bef 1620 - 1680  (> 59 years)


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  • Name Joseph Emerson  [1, 2
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born Bef 25 Jun 1620  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Jun 1620  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 3 Jan 1680  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I33408  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2021 

    Father Thomas Emerson,   b. Bef 31 Jul 1584,   d. 1 May 1666, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Brewster,   d. Aft 25 Sep 1666 
    Married 1 Jul 1611  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F19709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Woodmansey,   b. Abt 1632,   d. Bef 1665  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1646  [4, 5
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Bulkeley,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 4 Sep 1693, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1665  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Lucian Emerson,   b. 2 Oct 1667, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1740, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Stone-Gregg Genealogy (citation details below):

      Joseph Emerson was a Puritan minister. He was at Ipswich as early as 1638, and he preached at York, Maine, the same year.

      In 1653, Joseph was a resident of Wells, Maine, and took the freeman's oath on 4 July 1653. He was an inhabitant there when the commissioners took the submission of the people, the court being held in his house. He favored submission to Massachusetts in 1651-2, and was evidently a leading man in the Massachusetts party, signing a petition to Cromwell, asking the protector to confirm the jurisdiction of Massachusetts over the inhabitants of Wells. In this petition, which he probably wrote, the people of Wells refer Cromwell to their "pyous and reverend friend, Mr. John Wheelwright, sometime of us, now in England," for any desired information as to their conditionor character.

      Emerson soon lost his hold on the affections of the people of Wells and was presented several times for "telling of a ly" or "speaking falsely." He left Wells about 1664 and became the first minister in Milton. He was dismissed from this church after asking for an increase in salary because of his approaching marriage, and settled in Mendon, 1 December 1669, where he remained until the town was destroyed by the Indians in King Philip's war. He retired to Concord where he died.

      Joseph Emerson (1620-1680) = Elizabeth Bulkeley (1638-1693)
      Edward Emerson (1670-1743) = Rebecca Waldo (1662-1752)
      Joseph Emerson (1700-1767) = Mary Moody (1702-1799)
      William Emerson (1743-1776) = Phoebe Bliss (1741-1825)
      William Emerson (1769-1811) = Ruth Haskins (1768-1853)
      Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

      Joseph Emerson (1620-1680) = Elizabeth Woodmansey (d. <1665)
      James Emerson (d. 1756) = Sarah (d. 1732)
      Elizabeth Emerson (1687-1760) = Joseph Taft (d. 1747)
      Peter Taft (d. 1783) = Elizabeth Cheney (1707-1783)
      Aaron Taft (1743-1808) = Rhoda Rawson (1749-1827)
      Peter Rawson Taft (1785-1867) = Sylvia Howard (1792-1866)
      Alphonso Taft (1810-1891) = Louisa Maria Torrey (1827-1907)
      William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S5566] The Damon Family of Wayland, Massachusetts by Richard A. Damon, Jr. Penobscot Press, 1997.

    3. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    4. [S1409] Stone-Gregg Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and His Wife Carrie Morton Gregg by Alicia Crane Williams. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.

    5. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., "by 1652".