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Henry Emerson b. 1806, Tenn., was married in 1825 to Sally (Sarah) Berkely (Barkley), in White Co., Ill.. His brother Francis Marion Emerson, b. 1810, Tenn. was married in White Co., Ill. in 1835, to Sinia Leach. The father of these two brothers is known to have been born in Virgina, and the mother in Kentucky. Is there any evidence to show that the William Emerson, b. 1782 in Virgina, could be the father of Henry and Francis Marion Emerson?
This William Emerson came to White Co., Ill. between 1818 and 1820, and was in the censuses for 1820. 1830, 1840, and 1850.