The Emerson Family


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The Emerson family tree is very well documented and full of interesting characters.  One

is Michael Emerson, who lived in Cadney Parrish, Lincolnshire, England and immigrated

to Haverhill, MA in 1656.  Another is Hannah Emerson who took ten scalps as she and 

others escaped from Indians raiders who had captured them in 1697.  A third is Lt. Col.

Nathaniel Emerson, a surveyer, Justice of the Peace, and a member of the Continental

Congress and commanded a company in the Revolutionary War.


Most of the information about the Emersons was collected by Roxanna Carpenter Young

from History of Haverhill by C. W. Chase and The Haverhill Emersons by Charles Pope.