Emerson Cogswell

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Ancestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson (#2)
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Edward Warrington Robinson
John Adams & John Quncy Adams - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Millard Fillmore - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Gerald R. Ford - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Emerson Cogswell, son of William Cogswell and Martha Emerson, was born about 1699.1,2 He died at Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 29 March 1788, age 89.2

Emerson married Mary Pecker, daughter of James Pecker and Susannah [Edwards], at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 30 December 1736.3,4

Emerson Cogswell was a tanner and courier. After his marriage, he resided some years in Ipswich. His house stood near the present station on the Eastern Railroad (as of 1884, the site of Damon's Block). He did business near the stone bridge in Ipswich.5


Mary Pecker b. 15 Sep 1720, d. 23 Dec 1795
  • Mary Cogswell6 b. 18 Jun 1738
  • William Cogswell6 b. 23 Mar 1739
  • Martha Cogswell6 b. 21 Mar 1741
  • Emerson Cogswell+6 b. 12 Apr 1743, d. 13 May 1808
  • Susannah Cogswell+6 b. 17 Mar 1745, d. 18 Dec 1836
  • Bridget Cogswell6 b. 14 Apr 1751
  • James Cogswell5 b. 1755, d. 19 Aug 1837
This person was last edited on28 Sep 2017


  1. [S296] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Cogswells in America (n.p.: p.p., 1884), 23-24, further cited as Jameson, Cogswell Family.
  2. [S663] , Concord, Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Massachusetts: Town of Concord, 1891), 419, further cited as Concord Vital Records.
  3. [S665] , Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849: Volume II - Marriages and Deaths (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910), 105-109, further cited as Vital Records of Ipswich - Vol II.
  4. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 585-587, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.
  5. [S296] Jameson, Cogswell Family, 34-35.
  6. [S664] , Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849: Volume I - Births (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1910), 95-99, further cited as Vital Records of Ipswich - Vol I.