Reverend William Emerson Sr. was a minister. He was the father of William Emerson Jr. and grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Emerson Sr. served as chaplain of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and chaplain of the Continental Army. Emerson died in 1776.
See also: The Old Manse
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]"
Category: American Revolutionary War Figures