Emerson family papers  1851-1881
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Amelia A. Emerson and Emery Emerson had three children in Bridgton, Maine. They later separated, with Amelia moving to Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Emery remaining in Maine where he remarried and had two children.

Horace Emery Emerson, Amelia and Emery's oldest son, was born on December 21, 1839. In 1856, Horace was living in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He moved to Milwaukee in 1858 and joined the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry as a 3rd Corporal during the Civil War. He left the army a 1st sergeant in 1865, and married Emma C. Kittredge shortly after. They had three sons, Edwin H., George H., and Charles. By 1880, Horace was working as an engineer in Delano, Minnesota.

Horace's younger brother Irving, born in Maine in 1843, resided in Roxbury, Massachusetts, until age 21, when he enlisted in the 43rd Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E, as a 1st sergeant. He mustered out July 30, 1863, and worked in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut as a music teacher. By 1880, he was working as a musician in Hartford, Connecticut, composing songs, conducting choirs, performing on the piano and organ, and teaching music.

Their sister, Maria A. Emerson, was born on October 4, 1837. She married William W. Tuttle in Boston in 1858.