Catherine Emerson

FemaleNovember 1793–2 January 1885

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Emerson was born in November 1793, in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Calvin Emerson, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Pattee, was 20. She married Benjamin Harriman in December 1816, in Prospect, Hancock, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1870 and Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1880. She died on 2 January 1885, in Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Harriman
Catherine Emerson
Marriage: December 1816
Elizabeth Anne Harriman
Charles Hezekiah Harriman
Joseph E Harriman
Mary M Harriman
Thaddeus Howard Harriman
Marenda Judith Harriman
Catherine Melissa Harriman
Nancy Jane Harriman
Sarah Harriman

Sources (24)

  • Catherine Herriman in household of Benj Herriman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Katherine Emerson, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Catherine Harriman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    December 1816Prospect, Hancock, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States 1854: Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 26

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Emery’, or possibly a variant of Emmeson, from the Middle English personal name Emmott + -son, with later shortening of the first element (see Emmett ). See Emery and compare Empson .

    History: The poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) was born in Boston of a line on his father's side that can be traced back through preachers to the first colonial generation. The name Emerson was brought over from England independently by various other people, including a Thomas Emerson who settled at Ipswich, MA, c. 1636.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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