John D. Rockefeller

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company


    William Avery Rockefeller

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    • 2nd Generation — Father of John D. Rockefeller
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 13 Nov 1810 
    • Birth Location:
    • Granger, Allegany, New York 
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    • Death Date:
    • 11 May 1906 
    • Death Location:
    • Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois 
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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

    • 3 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), Supplement to April Number, 1923 . . . with Memoirs of Deceased Members, 1922, pages xc-xci.
    • 4 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1982, Vol. 136, p. 327.
    • 5 U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR #92955, Membership application for Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 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, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 8 Eldridge, William Henry, Henry Genealogy: The Descendants of Samuel Henry of Hadley and Amherst, Mass., 1734-1790 and Lurana . . ., Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T. R. Marvin and Son (1915), 75, Ancestry.com (Online Database).