Ebenezer Emmons

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Ebenezer Emmons was born in Middlefield, Massachusetts back in 1799 to Ebenezer and Mary.  He entered Williams College at 16 graduating in 1818.  He continued his studies in Albany, New York where he received his M.D. 

He set up practice for a few years in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Sadly, he died in 1863.  However, what he did for those years he walked among is the reason he will forever be in the history books.  Now, for the rest of the story.

Even though he was a doctor his true calling was for geology.  He assisted in preparing a geological map of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He named the Adirondack Mountains in 1838 and the Taconic Mountains in 1844.  He was hired by the State of North Carolina for being their first State Geologist in 1851, a position he held until his death in 1863.  One side note he is also the first person documented to ascend Mount Marcy.


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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. So very interesting. This one I should have known but didn't. Oh well.

Jun 17, 2017 04:35 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a very special weekend.

Jun 17, 2017 04:41 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Wonder if my Sister knows this. There is a nice view from the top.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 17, 2017 04:59 AM #3
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Such an interesting post this morning! I was wondering if Sheila Anderson had weighed in and if she knew the answer..would have been a tough one..not surprised she learned something today too!

Jun 17, 2017 04:59 AM #4
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Nobody falls up a mountain. Thanks for sharing, James!

Jun 17, 2017 06:02 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Eb was quite the interesting guy! Enjoy your day!

Jun 17, 2017 06:06 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Being able to name something important is a true heritage that we all wish we had.

Jun 17, 2017 06:11 AM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray Berkshire County is Sheila Anderson territory..... The Boston Pops are going to the Berkshires for performances this summer....

Jun 17, 2017 06:41 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again, I had no idea.  Geology is a very interesting aspect of our Earth's formation.  A

Jun 17, 2017 06:46 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an interesting man and I think the name Ebenezer is a very interesting name as well.

Jun 17, 2017 08:16 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very appropriate especially since you're in that area...or at least in the same state, that is unless you've left.

Jun 17, 2017 03:57 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I guess it wouldn't be a surprise to you to tell you that I didn't know that James Dray 

Jun 17, 2017 05:50 PM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

I was thinking of you today watching the US Open.  I hope you got to catch some of it! My husband wil be watching tomorrow!

Jun 17, 2017 08:15 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I never was too interested in my Geology studies, however this story did interest me.  Think it is the fact that he was a doctor and yet, had an outside passion which he followed and also responsibly contributed to mankind....in two ways. 

Jun 19, 2017 10:19 PM #14
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