Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815 - 1904)

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Nicknames: "Dan Emmett"
Birthplace: Mt Vernon, OH, USA
Death: Died in Mt Vernon, OH, USA
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Daniel Decatur Emmett

Best known for writing "Dixie." Other songs written by Dan Emmett include "Old Dan Tucker," "The Blue Tail Fly," and "Turkey in the Straw." Daniel Emmett was a minstrel, song writer, and entertainer. Being a northern sympathizer, he was very distraught when "Dixie" became the Confederate anthem.

http://www.knoxhistory.org/authors/emmett.htm

http://www.danemmett.org/

http://ny77thballadeers.tripod.com/dixie.html

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1815
1815
Mt Vernon, OH, USA
1852
1852
Age 37
1879
1879
Age 64
1904
June 28, 1904
Age 89
Mt Vernon, OH, USA
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Mt Vernon, OH, USA