Thomas Addis Emmet went on to become New York State Attorney General, and his descendants lived remarkable lives while always supporting Irish independence. For generations the women of the family have been artists, while several of the men became lawyers, politicians, doctors, and American soldiers - Colonel Robert Temple Emmet was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield, and it is his family plot near Iona College at Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle that needs graves restored. Once restored, I will see to it that these graves are maintained and appropriately commemorated – for this independent project, which is being sponsored by the American Legion, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Iona College, I am setting out to raise $10,000 which will cover restoration, landmark posting, and future maintenance. Written permission from the descendants of Thomas Addis Emmet and the Board at Beechwoods Cemetery has been received. All donations are appreciated.
"The Emmet Family in America" - page 139, published 1901
Iona College ‘17
A.O.H. Division 21