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Devereux Emmet and Ella Batavia Smith|
The name was spelled in the records as both Emmet and Emmett. On her application to the Order of Colonial Lords of the Mannor in America in 1927 Ella Smith Emmet gave the spelling as EMMET.
Birth of Devereux Emmet: Son of William J Emmet
The Emmets were related to the the Irish patriot Robert Emmet.
Although several golf club web sites state that "The Emmet family was listed in Ward McCallister's First Forty Families in America" other sources claim that the Emmets were not on the list complied by Ward McCallister for Mrs. Astor's ball in 1892. The Emmets were not listed in "The First Four Hundred Mrs. Astor's New York in the Gilded Age"" by Jerry E. Patterson (2000).
The Emmets were, however, listed in the first New York Social Register published by the Social Register Association in 1887. Listed were:
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 online.
Birth of Ella Batavia Smith: Ella Batavia Smith was the daughter of Judge Lawrence Smith of New York City and St. James.
In Ella's application to the Order of Colonial Lords on Manors in America written in her own hand on May 2nd, 1927 Mrs. Devereux Emmet stated she, Ella Batavia Smith Emmet, having been invited to become a member of the order, was a descendent of the Herr Kileen Van Rensselaer First Patron of the Colonie of Rensselaernych Province of New Netherland in Ny kerk Guelderland. She further stated that she was born at Smithtown, Long Island, New York on May 25, 1858 the daughter of Judge John Lawrence Smith born September 20, 1816 at Nissequogue, Long Island died March 19, 1889 at New York City and his wife, Sarah Nicoll Clinch born August 19, 1823 and died April 20, 1890, who were married February 4, 1845. That said Judge Lawrence Smith was the son of Richard Smith born July 13, 1779 in Nissequogue Long Island died November 30, 1830 and his wife, Eliza Willet Nicoll born April 28, 1789 in Mastic, Long Island, N. Y. died April 2, 1865 who were married July 20, 1808 in Mastic. That said Eliza Willet Nicoll was the daughter of Henry Nicoll born December 13, 1756 died April 9, 1890 and his wife Elizabeth Woodhull born November 30, 1762 died September 14, 1839 married November 7, 1781.1880 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
The Education of the Emmets:
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."Children:
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
1931: The December 1931 New York Social Register listed 35 entries for Emmett including Mr. and Mrs Devereux (Ella B. Smith) R. Ng. Gg. Cly. Lm Ned Cl'83 phone no 338 "Sherrewongue, St. James L. I., Mr. Devereux, Jr. R. K. H'23 same address"
Death of Devereux Emmet: Devereux Emmet born 1863 died 1934.
Death of Ella Batavia Smith Emmet: 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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