Elijah Carlton Emerson

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

The Life Summary 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 32 and his mother, Salley Carlton, was 28. He married Mima Merrill on 6 September 1831, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 July 1888, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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

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  • Marriage
    10 September 1839North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    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 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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    Sources (36)

    • Elijah Carleton Emerson in entry for Emerson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Elijah C Emerson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
    • Elijah C in entry for George Francis Arnold and Terzah S Emerson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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