Ann Elliott  Huger <I>Cottonet</I> Schermerhorn

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Ann Elliott Huger Cottonet Schermerhorn

Birth
New York, USA
Death 14 Feb 1907 (aged 81)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
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Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 1696, Section 80
Memorial ID 57547337 · View Source
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Mrs. Ann Elliott Huger Cottonet-Schermerhorn, wife of William Colford Schermerhorn, was also a member of a well known New York family. Her father Francis Cottonet came from France and her mother Fanny Caroline Laight Cottenet was a daughter of Major General Edward William Laight serving in the New York State militia.

In her youth, Mrs. Ann Schermerhorn was famed for her beauty, and after her marriage to William, she occupied a leading position in New York Society. The residence on 23rd St. was one of the handsomest in the city, and the picture gallery and music rooms were constantly thrown open to Mrs. Sehermerhorn's family and many friends. She was the first of New York society to give private musicales in her home.

As Mrs. Schermerhorn grew older, she still retained the popularity she had won as a girl. Both she and her husband William insisted on living in their old home, even after it had become almost entirely surrounded by business buildings.

After her husband's William's death she declined to move elsewhere, and until a few years ago, the building was still occupied by members of the family."


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  • Added: 23 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57547337
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Elliott Huger Cottonet Schermerhorn (18 Aug 1825–14 Feb 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57547337, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by OurFamilyTies (contributor 46846981) .