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The Vanderbilts

Author: Jerry E Patterson
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Phebe Hand of Port Richmond on the Kill van Kull, Staten Island, New York. He was a descendant of Jan Aertsen van der Bilt the emigrant, who emigrated from Holland to the colony of New Netherland about 1650 and settled at Flatbush, Long Island. He married (1) Sophia Johnson (1795-1868), his first cousin in 1813 and (2) Frank Armstrong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Genealogy
Named Person: Vanderbilt family.; Vanderbilt family; Vanderbilt family.; Vanderbilt (Familie); Vanderbilt.; Twombly.; Webb.; Burden.; Cecil.; Shepard.; Schieffelin.; Whitney.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry E Patterson
ISBN: 0810917483 9780810917484
OCLC Number: 19130448
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Jerry E. Patterson.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Phebe Hand of Port Richmond on the Kill van Kull, Staten Island, New York. He was a descendant of Jan Aertsen van der Bilt the emigrant, who emigrated from Holland to the colony of New Netherland about 1650 and settled at Flatbush, Long Island. He married (1) Sophia Johnson (1795-1868), his first cousin in 1813 and (2) Frank Armstrong Crawford (1839-1885), his first cousin twice removed in 1869. Cornelius and Sophia were the parents of thirteen children. Seven generations of descendants are given. Includes numerous colored plates and historical items relating to the family's rise to fortune.

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