Emma Darwin

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Emma Darwin (née Wedgwood; 2 May 1808–7 October 1896) was an English woman and the wife of Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin was a very important biologist. Emma was the daughter of Josiah Wedgwood II. Josiah II was the son of Josiah Wedgwood. Josiah was a potter and founder of the Wedgwood company. Charles Darwin was her cousin.[1] He was also a grandchild of Josiah. They married on January 29, 1839.[2] Emma had 10 children with Charles. 2 of these died when they were babies. Another child, Annie, died when she was 10. Emma helped Charles with his work, mostly by writing out his works onto manuscripts.

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  1. Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (New York: Square Fish, 2011), p. 1
  2. Heidi Moore, Charles Darwin (Chicago, IL: Raintree, 2009), p. 36