Historical records matching Daniel "Dan" Decatur Emmett
About Daniel "Dan" Decatur Emmett
Daniel Decatur Emmett
born 1815 in Mount Vernon, Ohio
died June 28, 1904 in Mount Vernon, Ohio
buried in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio
parents- father: Abraham Emmett
mother: Sarah Zerrick
wives- m1 Mary Louise on c.1852
m2 Catherine on 1879
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.
Emmett performed in circuses, including the June, Titus, and Angevine Circus.