When Lydia Emerson was born on 2 March 1771, in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Emerson, was 32 and her mother, Lydia Hoyt, was 30. She married Moses George on 25 December 1788, in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 July 1854, at the age of 83, and was buried in East Weare Cemetery, Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.
English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Emery’, or possibly a variant of Emmeson, from the Middle English personal name Emmott + -son, with later shortening of the first element (see Emmett ). See Emery and compare Empson .
History: The poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) was born in Boston of a line on his father's side that can be traced back through preachers to the first colonial generation. The name Emerson was brought over from England independently by various other people, including a Thomas Emerson who settled at Ipswich, MA, c. 1636.
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