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John D. Rockefeller

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company


    William Avery Rockefeller

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    • Father of John D. Rockefeller — 2nd Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 13 Nov 1810 
    • Birth Location:
    • Granger, Allegany, New York 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Christening Location:
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    • Death Date:
    • 11 May 1906 
    • Death Location:
    • Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 18 Feb 1837 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Niles, Cayuga, New York 
    • Notes: 
    • William Rockefeller abandoned his family with Eliza Davison and took up the name William Levingston. Under that name he married Margaret Allen while still married to his first wife thus becoming a bigamist.

  • Additional marriages for William Avery Rockefeller


    • Spouse:
    • Margaret L. Allen
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1856

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  • Sources for William Avery Rockefeller

    • 2 NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States, 1987, Vol. 4, p. 71.
    • 3 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Supplement to April Number, 1923 . . . with Memoirs of Deceased Members, 1922, pages xc-xci.
    • 4 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1982, Vol. 136, p. 327.
    • 6 Abel, Jules , The Rockefeller Billions: The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune, New York: The Macmillan Company (1965).
    • 7 Avery, Elroy McKendree and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery , The Groton Avery Clan, Cleveland: Unknown (1912), Vol. 1, pp. 586-589.
    • 8 Eldridge, William Henry , Henry Genealogy: The Descendants of Samuel Henry of Hadley and Amherst, Mass., 1734-1790 an d Lurana . . ., Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T. R. Marvin and Son (1915), 75.
    • 9 Hadler, Mabel Jacques , Selover-Slover Family 1682-1941, Egeland, North Dakota: Unknown (1941), 181.
    • 10 Sweet, Homer De Lois , The Averys of Groton, Syracuse, New York: Rice-Taylor Print. Co. (1894), 605.