Are You Related to Emily Dickinson?

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2012

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born at the family’s homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts, into a prominent, but not wealthy, family. Two hundred years earlier, her patrilineal ancestors had arrived in the New World—in the Puritan Great Migration—where they prospered.

Emily Dickinson’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, had almost single-handedly founded Amherst College. In 1813, he built the homestead, a large mansion on the town’s Main Street, that became the focus of Dickinson family life for the better part of a century.

Emily Dickinson’s Family Tree

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