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Emily Astor Van Alen
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Birth: 1854
Death: Nov. 21, 1881
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

A daughter of William Backhouse Astor Jr. and Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, and great-granddaughter of John Jacob Astor, her father strongly objected to her relationship with James J. Van Alen. Undeterred, she eloped with him in 1876. They had three children during their five year marriage. Though buried in Trinity Cemetery, a cenotaph in her honor was erected in the Van Alen family plot at Berkeley Chapel Churchyard in Middletown, Rhode Island. 
Family links: 
  William Backhouse Astor (1830 - 1892)
  Caroline Webster Astor (1830 - 1908)
  James John Van Alen (1846 - 1923)
  James Laurens Van Alen (1878 - 1927)*
  Emily Astor Van Alen (1854 - 1881)
  Helen Astor Roosevelt (1858 - 1893)*
  Charlotte Augusta Astor Haig (1858 - 1920)*
  Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson (1861 - 1948)*
  John Jacob Astor (1864 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
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Record added: Mar 21, 2007
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