Samuel Emerson

Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Emerson was born on 18 February 1753, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nehemiah Emerson, was 31 and his mother, Susanna Simons, was 25. He married Abiah Copp on 7 April 1777. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died before 1846, in Maine, United States, at the age of 91.

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Samuel Emerson
Abiah Copp
Marriage: 7 April 1777
Day Emerson
Hannah Emerson
Day Emerson
Jonathan Emerson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1753–1846Male

  • Abiah Copp


7 April 1777


  • Day Emerson


  • Hannah Emerson


  • Day Emerson


  • Jonathan Emerson


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World Events (8)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 28

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Emerson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Samuel Emerson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Samuel Emerson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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