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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume I, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd. ed, 1885.
ROBERT H. EMERSON was born April 25, 1826 in Cumberland County, Ky. He is a son of Judge John M. Emerson, who was born in Pennsylvania, and whose father served in the Revolutionary war. Judge Emerson was reared in Green County, Ky.; he owned a mill and distillery, served as assistant judge, also as magistrate and sheriff, and died in 1840, aged fifty-two. Our subject, at the age of fourteen commenced the carpenter’s trade; after working a short time he was engaged as a clerk in a grocery, where he remained seven years; he then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Michael L. Stone and continued about two years; he then went to Texas, where he remained about one year; in 1852 he came to Hickman County, where he has since been engaged in farming. He owns a farm of 250 acres adjoining the town of Clinton, also his residence and other property in Clinton. He was elected county clerk in 1862, but refused to serve. Mr. Emerson was married June 3, 1852, to Mary Galbraith, of Christian County; they have four children, three sons and one daughter. The family are members of the Christian Church.