Elijah Carlton Emerson

28 August 1807–2 July 1888 (Age 80)
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Elijah Carlton

When Elijah Carlton Emerson was born on 28 August 1807, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Moses Emerson, was 61 and his mother, Sally Carlton, was 32. He married Mima Merrill on 6 September 1831, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 2 July 1888, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Carlton Emerson
Tirzah Strong Snell
Marriage: 10 September 1839
Tirzah Strong Emerson

Spouse and Children

10 September 1839
North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States




    Tirzah Strong Emerson


Parents and Siblings

    Moses Emerson





World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 1

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah C Emerson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Elijah C Emerson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah C Emerson, "United States Census, 1870"

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