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Prudence featured on the cover

All of the characters that appear in Love Thy Neighbor.

Main characters[]

Prudence Emerson[]

Main article: Prudence Emerson

Prudence Emerson (born 1761)[1] was the eldest daughter of Edward and Martha Emerson.

Supporting characters[]

Alice and Kate Emerson[]

Kate (born June 1, 1769)[2] and Alice Emerson (born July 1773)[3] were two daughters of Edward and Martha, and the younger sisters of Walter, Prudence, Jacob, and Verity. At age three, Kate caught a fever which made her blind. Prudence often looked after Kate and Alice, and described things for Kate.

Betsy Emerson[]

Betsy Emerson

Dolly and Seth Emerson[]

Dolly and Seth Emerson were the parents of Peter and Betsy. He owned and operated a store in Boston.

Edward and Martha Emerson[]

Edward ("Papa") and Martha Emerson ("Mama")

Jacob Emerson[]

Jacob Emerson (born c. 1766)[4]

Verity Emerson[]

Verity Emerson

Walter Emerson[]

Walter Emerson was the eldest child of Edward and Martha.

Minor characters[]

  • Abigail Owens was Prudence Emerson's best friend. Her father was a Patriot. As tension rose between the Patriots and Loyalists, Abigail began to avoid Prudence when her father forbade her to speak to Loyalists.
  • Alice Henshaw, Emily Case, Hannah Williams, and Molly Hawthorne were classmates of Prudence whom came from Patriot families. They separated themselves from the girls of Loyalists families.
  • Mrs. Case, a neighbor of the Emersons and mother of Emily.
  • Charity Pratt, Dolly Pierce, Esther Parsons, and Mary Strong were Prudence's classmates whom were also Loyalists.
  • Dorcas was Emily's servant whom also lived with her.
  • Emily[5] ("Aunt") was Prudence's maternal aunt whom she referred to as "Madame Pinprick" (or "M.P.") in her journal. After lamenting Prudence's handwriting, she gave her an old book belonging to her late husband for Prudence to practice.
  • General Gage
  • George (died 1771)[1] was the husband of Emily whom suddenly died in his sleep.
  • George, the King of England. Patriots wished to govern themselves, instead of being under King George's laws.
  • Mrs. Hall was a teacher at the Common School, where she taught Prudence and the other girls from the village.
  • Mrs. Henshaw was the miller's wife in Green Marsh and mother of Nathan.
  • Jake, a village boy and the object of Molly Hawthorne's affections.
  • Jeptha (born c. 1761)[6]
  • Nathan Henshaw (born c. 1766)[4] was the son of Mrs. Henshaw. Prudence hit his hand when she saw him pulling the wings off of butterflies.
  • Mr. Owens was the father of Abigail. Being a Patriot, he ordered his daughter to stop associating with Loyalists.
  • Peter Emerson
  • Samuel (died October 6, 1774),[7] a rooster owned by the Emerson family. He had a fight with a hawk and won. Samuel later died, being "listless and slow" since the fight. Prudence was saddened by his passing.

Epilogue characters[]

  • Charles Hawthorne
  • Ruth Hawthorne


See also[]

Dear America characters
Main characters

Remember "Mem" Whipple | Deliverance Trembley | Lozette Moreau | Catharine Logan | Prudence Emerson
Abigail Stewart | Lucinda Lawrence | María Rosalia de Milagros | Hattie Campbell | Mary Driscoll
Florence "Florrie" Mack Ryder | Susanna Fairchild | Clotee Henley | Amelia Martin | Emma Simpson
Sarah Nita | Phillis "Patsy" Frederick | Libby West | Priscilla "Pringle" Rose | Mary "Polly" Rodgers
Nannie Little Rose | Angeline Reddy | Sarah Jane Price | Teresa Viscardi | Anetka Kaminska
Zipporah Feldman | Minette "Minnie" Bonner | Angela Denoto | Margaret Ann Brady | Kathleen Bowen
Simone Spencer | Lydia Pierce | Nell "Nellie Lee" Love | Bess Brennan | Minerva "Minnie" Swift | Grace Edwards
Julie Weiss | Madeline Beck | Amber Billows | Piper Davis | Dawn "Dawnie Rae" Johnson | Molly Flaherty

Supporting characters

Antoinetta Viscardi | Leon Nasevich | Daniel Pierce | Erma Jean Love | Patrick Flaherty

Lists of characters by book

A Journey to the New World | I Walk in Dread | Look to the Hills | Standing in the Light
Love Thy Neighbor | The Winter of Red Snow | Cannons at Dawn | A Line in the Sand
Valley of the Moon | Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | All the Stars in the Sky
Seeds of Hope | A Picture of Freedom | A Light in the Storm | When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly | The Great Railroad Race
Down the Rabbit Hole | Land of the Buffalo Bones | My Heart Is on the Ground | Behind the Masks
My Face to the Wind | West to a Land of Plenty | A Coal Miner's Bride | Dreams in the Golden Country
A City Tossed and Broken | Hear My Sorrow | Voyage on the Great Titanic | A Time for Courage
When Christmas Comes Again | Like the Willow Tree | Color Me Dark | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Christmas After All | Survival in the Storm | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
My Secret War | Early Sunday Morning | The Fences Between Us | With the Might of Angels
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?