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EMMERTON, James Arthur, genealogist, born in Salem, Massachusetts, 28 August 1834. He was graduated at Harvard in 1855 and at the medical school in 1858, and then studied abroad for six months. He served as soldier and surgeon in the civil war in 1861'5, was assistant at the State lunatic asylum, Utica, New York, in 1866'7, and since then has practiced his profession. He has contributed papers to the Essex institute historical collections, including "Gleanings from English Records," and has published "Deacon Richard Prince, of Salem, and some of His Descendants" (Salem, 1877); "Genealogical Account of Henry Silsbee" (1880): " Materials toward a Genealogy of the Emmerton Family" (1881); "Eighteenth Century Baptisms in Salem, glass." (1886); and "Record of the 23d Massachusetts Regiment" (Boston, 1886).
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