Sunday, May 25, 2008

1803 :: Ralph Waldo Emerson

On this date in our extended family history . . . the 25th day of May . . . in the year 1803 . . . Ralph Waldo Emerson is born in Boston, Massachusetts . . . Emerson is said to be a 19th great-grandson of Eleanor of Aquitaine . . . who is believed to be a 22nd great-grandma of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history timeline . . .

American Poetry
By Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones,
George Wiley Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster

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1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

Love this post, and your one on Eleanor of Aquitane. We just took some photos of her tomb at Fontevrault. My great great grandmother was an Emerson, her father was a 3nd cousin to RWE. His house in Concord is one of my favorite museum houses in the USA.

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