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Devereux Emmet and Elle Batavia Smith

Birth of Devereux Emmet: Son of William J Emmet

The Emmets were related to the the Irish patriot Robert Emmet.

The Emmet family was listed in Ward McCallister's First Forty Families in America.

Devereux Emmet was a descendent of Thomas Addis Emmet. Thomas Addis Emmet (1764-1827) was a sucessful lawyer and politician in both Ireland and America. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Edinburgh.

Devereux Emmet was a member of St James Church of St James.

Emmet family genealogy is available on line.

Birth of Ella Batavia Smith: she was the daughter of Judge Lawrence Smith of New York City and St. James.

1880 Census: Pelham, Emmet, Wm J, age 53, secretary R. R. Co, Julia C age 50, Robert T age 25, son, U. S. Army, Rosina, age 25 daughter, artist, W. L. R. age 20, son, cadet midshipmen, Devereux, age 18 son, at college, Richard S age 16 son, Lydia T daughter age 14, C T son age 11, Thomas A son age 9, Jane E daughter age 6, Emmet, Lydia age 55 Sister, and a cook and three female servants, and one male servant

Robert Temple Emmet, West Point

William LeRoy Emmet, Annapolis

Devereux, B. A. Columbia 1883 & LL.B 1885

Richard Stockton Emmet, student Harvard c 1911-

C Temple Emmet, 1868 graduate of Yale

Thomas A

Marriage of Devereux Emmet and Ella Batavia Smith:

"The bride's gown was of white satin and point lace adorned with pearls. A wedding breakfast was served by Pinard, and about 500 houndred guests attended the reception in the afternoon...... After a three week honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Emmet will return to New York, but they will soon make thier home at Cooperstown, where the groom has a large estate."

New York Times, January 27, 1889

  1. Richard Smith c 1889

    Marriage: Katherine Drexel Dahlgren, NY Times Jan 11, 1917

    They appear to have divorced and remarried.

  2. Devereux

    Passport Application: Devereux Emmet Jr Birth Date: 17 Jan 1898, Birth Place: New York, Age: 26, Passport Issue Date: 5 Jun 1924, Passport Includes a Photo: Yes, Residence: St James, NY, New York, Father Name: Devereux Emmet, Father's Birth Location: Pelham, New York, Father's Residence: St James, NY, to England and France, height 6 feet 1 inch, eyes blue grey, hair light brown, .

Passport: Devereux Emmet born Pelham New York 11 December 1861, no occupation, left US 16 November 1892, permanent residence St. James, New York, to Paris, Hotel Normandy, wife, Ella, minor child, Richard born 28, October 1889, and a nurse, description of applicant, age 31 5 ft 9 1/2 inches, grey eyes, light hair

1900 Smithtown Census: No address, Emmet, Devereux, December 1861, age 38, farmer, Ella B, May 1859, age 41, 2 children 2 still living, Richard S, October 1889, age 10, Devereux Jr, January 1898, age 2, all born New York, plus four servants

1900 Census Manhattan: Mrs. Emmett head age 40 no children on Park Avenue block 83 with three servants.

1910 Census,Smithtown: Three sisters Hallow Road, Emmet, Devereux, age 48, farmer Ella B age 49, Richard S age 20, Devereux, age 12, 7 servants including: butler, palor maid, laudress, ladies maid, kitchen maid, groom gardner and caochman 1917: New York Times, February 25, 1917, Sunday Section: Sports, Page 75

Devereux Emmet of the National Golf Links of America, winner of the Father and son tournament at Sleepy Hollow last year with Devereux Emmet, Jr., as his partner, and a course architect, has written in Golf Illustrated a strong attack on the U.S.G.A. ruling that...

1920 census: Smithtown, on Harbor Road: "Deveraux" Emmett head, age 60, farmer. Ella B Emmett, wife, age 60.

1930: West 55th Street Manhattan, "Devereaux" Emmet 68, architect, golf courses, Ecla B Emmet 69, Devereaux Emmet 31, architect golf courses, John R Sheehan 59, guest, divorced, George Antonius 38, guest, married, William M Smith 36, guest, married, Madeline Altmayer 57, guest, single, publicist publisher, Bertha A Pettenger 60, guest, widowed

Death of Devereux Emmett: Devereux Emmett born 1863 died 1934.

Death of Ella Batavia Smith Emmett: Ella Batavia Smith was born June 1858 died 3 June 1943.

Emmett Estate 1950: The 1950 tax maps includes two listings for D Emmett on the south side of Stony Brook Harbor in Head of the Harbor and on either side of Stoney Brook Road.

National Register of Historical Places: The estate in now on the National Register of Historical Places - 79 Harbor Rd, Head of the Harbor (113 acres, 9 buildings, 3 structures). Private dwelling.

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