Ralph Emerson was Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology in the Andover Theological Seminary.
He was born, Aug. 18, 1787, in Hollis, New Hampshire, where his father was a leading citizen, and where his grandfather, Rev. Daniel Emerson, was a Pastor from 1743 to 1801.
Graduated from Yale, 1811, D. Graduate Andover Theol.
Here he remained till 1829, when he was appointed Professor in the Theological Seminary at Andover,—an office which he retained through a period of twenty-five years till April, 1854. He was a contributor to the Bibliotheca Sacra and the Christian Spectator,and to other religious periodicals. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale College in 1830.
He died at Rockford, Illinois, May 26, 1863, aged nearly 76. This article incorporates public domain material from the Yale Obituary Record.
Author: Life of Review Joseph Emerson, 1834. Translator: Augustinianism and Pelagianism (Wiggins), 1840.
Married Eliza Rockwell, November 27, 1817, several children including Joseph, Charlotte.