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Rev. Joseph Emerson

Male 1700 - 1767  (67 years)


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  • Name Joseph Emerson 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 20 April 1700  Chelmsford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 July 1767  Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Jacobus’ Bulkeley Genealogy:
      Joseph “taught school in York, Newbury, and Malden. In 1719 went to live with his uncle Waldo in Boston, where he completed his studies in divinity. In 1721, he was invited to preach at Malden, and was ordained there 31 October. His pastorate there lasted forty-six years until his death. His sermons were carefully prepared, written out, and delivered with earnestness and force; several of them were published.
      “On 31 July 1724, his residence was burned down. He assembled his family and sang, ‘There is a house not made with hands.’ A public contribution was taken up; within a short time a new parsonage was erected. A new meeting house was built in 1730. Dr. Wellman spoke of Mr. Emerson’s ‘high reputation as a scholar, who delighted in scholarly studies. Though a prolonged and fierce conflict raged in the town, during his ministry, respecting the location of the meeting house, yet he was not reproached by any as the cause. He was a positive man, spoke openly and preached faithfully, but appears to have retained the respect of both parties. He must have been a man of vigorous health, as during his long ministry of more than forty-five years, he lost but two Sabbaths by sickness.’
      “The town record of his death states that he ‘had been in the Judgment of charity a faithfull minister here, and that for the space of forty and five years, deceased in the evening very soon after Iying down to sleep who was cheirly and in health before.’” [1]
    Person ID I33289  Schirado
    Last Modified 6 May 2004 

    Father Dea. Edward Emerson,   b. 26 April 1670, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1743, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Waldo,   b. 28 January 1662, Ipswich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 April 1752, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 January 1697/8  Chelmsford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F7609  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Moody,   b. 1702, York, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 March 1779, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 27 December 1721  [1
    Children 
     1. Hannah Emerson,   b. 3 December 1722, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1812, Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Bulkeley Emerson,   b. 15 June 1732, Malden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 April 1801, Newburyport, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F23641  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Donald Lines Jacobus, (New Haven, Connecticut, 1933).


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