Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Phebe Emerson, buried at Reading, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Reading, Massachusetts.

died Nov. 28, 1833
aged 78 yrs 14 ds.
widow of John Emerson
died Feb. 14, 1840
aged 87 yrs, 6 mos.

John Emerson, son of John Emerson and Hannah Nichols, was born in 1755 in Reading, and died 1833 in Reading.  He married Phebe Beard, the daughter of Andrew Beard and Elizabeth Nichols.

My last Emerson ancestor to live in Reading, Massachusetts was another John Emerson (1739 - 1809), my 5th great grandfather.  He removed from Reading with his wife, Katherine Eaton, and went to Ashby and Townsend before settling in Hancock, New Hampshire as a farmer.  These two John Emersons from Reading were third cousins.

Phebe Beard, John's wife, had a grandmother named Phebe Eaton (b. 1690).  Phebe Eaton's grandparents were Jonas Eaton and his wife Grace.  Jonas Eaton (1617 - 1673) were immigrants from Staple, Kent, England and also my 8th great grandparents.  Phebe Eaton and my 5th great grandmother, Katherine Eaton, were first cousins, one generation removed.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Phebe Emerson, buried at Reading, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 28, 2017,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/02/tombstone-tuesday-john-and-phebe.html: accessed [access date]).

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