When Benjamin Franklin "Dock" Emerson was born on 25 November 1852, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Emerson, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Keas, was 24. He married Agnes Mary Eaton in 1880, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 10 April 1939, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Telephone, Fannin, Texas, 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.