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Thomas Emerson

Male Bef 1584 - 1666  (> 81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Emerson was born before 31 Jul 1584; died on 1 May 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 31 Jul 1584, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

    Notes:

    He came to Ipswich in 1638. He is probably the Thomas Emerson, baker, who in 1650 sold land granted him by the town of Ipswich to Joseph Jewett of Rowley. Stone-Gregg Genealogy drily notes that "authors at the turn of the century were reluctant to believe that Ralph Waldo Emerson was descended from a lowly baker but did not supply documentation proving the existence of two concurrent Thomas Emersons in Ipswich."

    Thomas married Elizabeth Brewster on 1 Jul 1611 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Elizabeth died after 25 Sep 1666. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Joseph Emerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 25 Jun 1620; died on 3 Jan 1680 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Joseph Emerson Descendancy chart to this point (1.Thomas1) was born before 25 Jun 1620; died on 3 Jan 1680 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Jun 1620, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

    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)

    Joseph married Elizabeth Woodmansey about 1646. Elizabeth (daughter of Robert Woodmansey and Anna) was born before 28 Feb 1623; died before 1665. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Joseph married Elizabeth Bulkeley on 7 Dec 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Rev. Edward Bulkeley and Lucian) was born about 1638; died on 4 Sep 1693 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Lucian Emerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Oct 1667 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Jan 1740 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Lucian Emerson Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born on 2 Oct 1667 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Jan 1740 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Also called Lucy Ann, Lusyan.

    Lucian married Thomas Damon on 15 May 1683 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Thomas was born on 31 Jan 1659 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Oct 1723 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. John Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 May 1709 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1783 in Western, now Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  John Damon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Lucian3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born on 22 May 1709 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1783 in Western, now Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 May 1709, Congregational Church, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 19 Jun 1709, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a blacksmith.

    From the Find a Grave page for Pvt John Damon:

    John was a minor when his father died (about age 15) and as such his father's will puts him under the guardianship of Thomas Poole (1673-1732) for male guidance. Poole was indirectly related to the Damons since his sister Rebecca had married Peter Emerson. Poole was also trusted by the community since in 1721 the Reading community vote him to a committee of three that would oversee a loan fund from money provided to various towns by the Massachusetts General Court to stimulate growth. Individuals could borrow from 5 to 20 pounds. His brother-in-law Peter Emerson was also on this committee. John's 12 year old sister Abigail was placed under the guardianship of her mother Lucy Ann. [...]

    He enlisted (or perhaps had already trained) as a private in the Captain Josiah Putnam's company in Col. Jedediah Foster's regiment which marched to Roxbury at Boston when the first alarm was raised. His son Peter was a corporal in this same company, which was led by his father-in-law (Peter had married Lydia Putnam, and his brother Jude married Ruth Putnam, both the nieces of General Israel Putnam).

    A John Damon is named in the the fourth school district for Western in 1779 when it was divided into six districts. There are 14 other families in this district including Peter Demon (Damon) who is John's son and Isaac Gleason who must be a relative of John's wife Hannah Gleason. In district 4 there are also five Bliss families (Aaron, Edward, Isaac, Moses, and Solomon) and others as well( Reuben in #2, and Samuel in #3) who are likely relatives of John's daughter-in-law Esther Hubbard whose mother was Hannah Bliss. Other Gleasons in the town include John (district 1) and Joseph (district 5). So it would appear that these families stayed close to each other as a social network for mutual support.

    Family/Spouse: Hannah. Hannah died in 1758. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Edmond Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1740 in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts; died after 1790 in Grafton, Rensselaer, New York.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Edmond Damon Descendancy chart to this point (4.John4, 3.Lucian3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born in 1740 in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts; died after 1790 in Grafton, Rensselaer, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1740, Worcester County, Massachusetts

    Edmond married Esther Hubbard on 3 Dec 1761 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Esther (daughter of Samuel Hubbard and Hannah Bliss) was born on 21 Dec 1739 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Jason Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Jul 1763 in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts; died on 30 May 1835 in Bridgeport, Madison, New York; was buried in Old Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Madison, New York.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Jason Damon Descendancy chart to this point (5.Edmond5, 4.John4, 3.Lucian3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born on 30 Jul 1763 in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts; died on 30 May 1835 in Bridgeport, Madison, New York; was buried in Old Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Madison, New York.

    Notes:

    He served in the Revolution in Capt. John Carpenter's company, 6 May 1780 to 6 Feb 1781, stationed at Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Jason married Lucy Owen on 21 Feb 1793 in Grafton, Rensselaer, New York. Lucy (daughter of Abel Owen and Anna) was born on 1 Feb 1775 in New Lebanon, Columbia, New York; died on 16 Sep 1851 in Vernon, Waukesha, Wisconsin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Edmund H. Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jun 1809 in Bridgeport, Madison, New York; died on 22 Mar 1891 in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa; was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Calamus, Clinton County, Iowa.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Edmund H. Damon Descendancy chart to this point (6.Jason6, 5.Edmond5, 4.John4, 3.Lucian3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born on 16 Jun 1809 in Bridgeport, Madison, New York; died on 22 Mar 1891 in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa; was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Calamus, Clinton County, Iowa.

    Notes:

    "E. H. DAMON, retired farmer; P. O. Calamus. Son of Jason and Lucy (Owen) Damon; was born June 16, 1809, in Madison Co., N.Y. From 1845 to 1861, he was engaged in running a hotel in Sullivan of that county. In the spring of 1861, emigrated to Iowa, stopping at Davenport till the fall, when he came into Olive Township, Clinton Co., having purchased a farm of 240 acres. In 1875, moved into Calamus and subsequently sold the farm. Married Miss Sarah Hicks Nov. 15, 1835; she was born Aug. 10, 1810, in Albany Co., N.Y.; have ten children—Ammon, Albert, Elizabeth, Riley and Emily, Myron, Sarah, Norton, Alpheus and Anna. Three sons—Ammon, Myron and Riley, served in the 8th Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Albert is a member of the New York Conference of' M. E. Church. Norton and Alpheus engaged in the mercantile business in Calamus. Republican." [History of Clinton County, Iowa, citation details below]

    Edmund Damon (1809-1891) = Sarah Hicks (1810-1886)
    Albert Nelson Damon (1838-1893) = Hattie Salisbury (1839-1910)
    Albert Howe Damon (1878-1948) = Grace Henrietta Telfer (1879-1956)
    Albert Howe Damon (1912-1986) = Roberta M. Fay (1913-2003)
    Kent Telfer Damon (1942- ) = Nancy June Carlsson-Paige (1944- )
    Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (1970- )

    Edmund married Sarah Hicks on 15 Nov 1835. Sarah (daughter of George S. Hicks and Margaret) was born on 25 Aug 1811 in Albany County, New York; died on 25 Jul 1886 in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa; was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Calamus, Clinton County, Iowa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Norton Jason Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born in May 1846 in New York; died in 1912; was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Norton Jason Damon Descendancy chart to this point (7.Edmund7, 6.Jason6, 5.Edmond5, 4.John4, 3.Lucian3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Thomas1) was born in May 1846 in New York; died in 1912; was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1847

    Notes:

    He married, secondly, Helen Osborne, born in Pennsylvania in 1865. They were in Salem, Oregon by 1900.

    Norton married Frances "Fannie" Gage on 14 Dec 1875 in Clinton County, Iowa. Frances (daughter of Moses Gage and Naomi Jane Dunlap) was born in 1858 in Iowa; died in 1893; was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Leola Ladorie Damon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Sep 1887 in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa; died on 30 Jun 1958 in Hood River, Hood River, Oregon; was buried in Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon.