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Does Ralph Waldo Emerson have any link with the Emerson who emigrated to New Zealand in the 19th century?

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on 2011-02-04 05:19:22

margottiep has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: HENDRIKSEN, GUNN, PRYDE and 2 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-02-04 05:38:01

Ralph Waldo EMERSN (1803-1883) was an American lecturer, essayist and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States

... Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1803, son of Ruth Haskins and the Rev. William Emerson, a Unitarian minister. He was named after his mother's brother Ralph and the father's great-grandmother Rebecca Waldo.
Ralph Waldo was the second of five sons who survived into adulthood; the others were William Emersn, Edward Emerson, Robert Bulkeley Emerson

... On April 19 1882, Emerson went walking despite having an apparent cold and was caught in a sudden rain shower. Two days later he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He died on April 27 1882.
Emerson is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts

Other notable burials at Sleepy Hollow are:

*The ALCOTT family, including Amos Bronson Alcott (Transcendentalist, philosopher, educator), Abby May (Wife of Amos Bronson Alcott), and their daughter Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women and others)

Ephraim Wales BULL (inventor of the Concord Grape)

William Ellery CHANNING (Transcendentalist and poet)

Daniel Chester FRENCH (sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial)

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (author of The Scarlet Letter and others)

Sophia HAWTHORNE (wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne)

George Frisbie HOAR (19th-century politician)

Richard MARIUS (Reformation historian and Southern novelist)

Ralph MUNROE (yacht designer and pioneer of South Florida)

Elizabeth PEABODY (education reformer)

Franklin Benjamin SANBORN (author and social reformer)

Henry David THOREAU (Transcendentalist, philosopher, and author)

George Washington WRIGHT (California's first representative in Congress

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