Are Ralph Waldo Emerson and Joseph Emerson Worcester relatives?

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According to my mother, R.W. Emerson is one of our ancestors. Joseph Emerson Worcester was also from Massachusetts. Since it was not an uncommon 19c practice to pass along family names as middle names (e.g. the Waldo in Emerson's name), it occurred to me that J.E. Worcester might be somehow related to Emerson.
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I am Ralph Waldo Emerson's 4th cousin 6 times removed

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Is Joseph on Wikitree? There is a Joseph Worcester (Worcester-28) that is Emerson's 7th cousin.
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