Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday! Ama Fletcher, wife of Daniel Emerson, died 1795 Hollis, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Church Cemetery in Hollis, New Hampshire.

Remember Death
Ama Emerson
Wife of Daniel Emerson
Esq. aged forty nine
was called to the world
of Spirits Nov. 22nd 1795
Samuel son of Daniel &
Ama Emerson died 
Sep. 14th 1797 aged 
six years

Ama Fletcher, daughter of Joseph Fletcher and Elizabeth Underwood,  was born 7 April 1746 in Dunstable, Massachusetts, and died 22 November 1795 in Hollis, New Hampshire (contiguous towns).  She was married on 17 November 1768 to Daniel Emerson at Hollis, New Hampshire.  He was the son of Reverend Daniel Emerson (1716 - 1801) and Hannah Emerson (1722 - 1812) (second cousins).  They had seven children:  Ama, b. 1769; Daniel, b. 1771, Joseph b. 1777, twins William and Samuel, 1791;  Hannah and Ralph.

Rev. Daniel Emerson was the brother of my 7th great grandfather, Brown Emerson (1704 - 1774).  Rev. Emerson (1716 - 1801) was a founder of the town of Hollis and the first minister of the church next to this cemetery.  He is also buried at this cemetery, and you can see his tombstone HERE.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday!  Ama Fletcher, wife of Daniel Emerson, died 1795 Hollis, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 3, 2018, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/07/tombstone-tuesday-ama-fletcher-wife-of.html: accessed [access date]).

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