I searched for Emerson in my files and found an interesting tidbit.I'm quiet sure that it is strickly co-incidental but then maybe it isn't!
On 14 Oct 1872 James Maury Harwell was born in Lauderdale Co., MS.He married Nellie Alberta Emerson of Upton, Massachusetts!!!!Do you suppose there was a known connection to this Harwell family which goes back to the VA Harwell's through James Daniel, William Thomas, Thomas George, and then George who was born 1767 in Meherrin Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia or Prince George County, Virginia.George was s/o Unknown Harwell whose will was proven 01 Sep 1808 in Greensville County, Virginia. At this point this Harwell family line ends as far as my info is concerned.The 1900 census of MS shows Nellie Alberta the d/o Y. H. Emerson and Alberta A. both born in Maine.
Isn't it fun to think this Harvell who was in MA was an uncle or brother and that they knew about the Emerson family tie to the Har*ell's?
Okay, so it is a bit far fetched!But it makes genealogy more fun to think of the possibilities!