Reverend William Emerson Sr. was a minister. He was the father of William Emerson Jr., Mary Moody Emerson and grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Emerson Sr. served as chaplain of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and chaplain of the Continental Army. He died in 1776.
William, Rev. Mr., h. Mrs. Phebe, Oct. 20, 1776, "Dyed at auttor Creek or Ruttland in his Return from the Public Service" [a. 33 y. GS]"
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