Julia Colt Pierson

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Julia Colt Pierson

Death: Died in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Josiah G. Pierson and Julia Boudinot Colt
Wife of William Jenkins Emmet
Mother of Rosina Sherwood; Colonel Robert Temple Emmet, 9th U.S. Cavalry; William Le Roy Emmet; Lydia Field Emmet; Richard Stockton Emmet and 4 others

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About Julia Colt Pierson


Julia Colt Pierson Emmet (1829-1908) was an American illustrator and painter.

Julia was the daughter of Josiah G. Pierson and Julia Colt. She studied art with Daniel Huntington. Julia was married to William Jenkins Emmet, a grandson of Thomas Addis Emmet. The couple had ten children. A daughter Julia Colt Emmet died young. Children who lived into adulthood were Robert Temple Emmet (1854-1936), Rosina Emmet Sherwood (1854-1948)(twin), William LeRoy Emmet (1858-1941), Devereux Emmet (1861-1934), Richard Stockton Emmet (b.1863), Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952), Jane Emmet de Glehn (1873-1961), Christopher Temple Emmet (1868-1957), and Thomas Addis Emmet (b.1870).

Robert Temple served in the army and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Rosina was a painter and the mother of playwright Robert E. Sherwood. William was an electrical engineer and the leading advocate of the electrical propulsion of ships by turbine. Devereux was a pioneering golf course architect and amateur golfer. Lydia and Jane were prominent portraitists.

Julia died on September 26, 1908.

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Julia Colt Pierson's Timeline

December 13, 1854
Age 25
December 13, 1854
Age 25
December 13, 1854
Age 25
Age 29
December 11, 1861
Age 32
Pelham, Westchester, NY, USA
November 27, 1863
Age 34
January 23, 1866
Age 37
New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States
July 8, 1868
Age 39
Age 44