Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst

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Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. The  Dickinson family had been in America for nearly two hundred years, an epoch for  dwellers in such a young country. The first Dickinsons arrived in America with John  Winthrop in 1630. The family spread across New England, eventually becoming deeply  entrenched in the Connecticut River Valley. The Dickinson name became synonymous  with power and prestige. Samuel Dickinson, Emily's grandfather, was one of the  founders of Amherst College. However, Emily's parents, Edward Dickinson and Emily  Norcross, belonged to an impoverished branch of the Dickinson family. Before Emily  was born, Edward Dickinson took over his father's law firm. Many years later, Austin  Dickinson, Edward's son, would take the firm over from his father. In 1830, Amherst was a small farming village. In the next decades, with Edward 
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