Emerson, Ralph, Dd
Emerson, Ralph, D.D
a Congregational divine and scholar, was born at Hollis, N.H., August 18, 1787, and was educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1811 with the highest honors of his class. After studying theology at Andover until 1814, he was tutor at Yale for a short time, and in 1816 became pastor at Norfolk, Conn. In 1827 he was chosen professor of Church history and pastoral theology at Andover, which office he held until 1854. He lived for five years at Newburyport, and then removed to Rockford, Illinois, where some of his children resided, and where he died, May 26, 1863. As a teacher, he maintained a high character during his long service at Andover. —Congregational Quarterly, July 1863.