John D. Rockefeller

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company


    Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller

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    • 3rd Generation — Grandfather of John D. Rockefeller
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 24 Sep 1783 
    • Birth Location:
    • Germantown, Columbia, New York 
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    • Death Date:
    • 28 Sep 1857 
    • Death Location:
    • Richford, Tioga, New York 
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    • Burial Location:
    • Harford Mills Cemetery, Harford Mills, Cortland, New York 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 20 Nov 1806 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Livingston County, New York 
    • Notes: 
    • Wikipedia states that Godfrey Rockefeller married Lucy Avery on 20 September 1806 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey but does not give a source to support it. On the other hand, membership applications approved by the Sons of the American Revolution list 20 November 1806 in Livingston, New York for the marriage.

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  • Sources for Godfrey Lewis 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, page xc.
    • 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 Rockefeller, Henry Oscar, M.D., ed., The Transactions of the Rockefeller Family Association for the Five Years, 1905-1909 with Genealogy, New York: The Knickerbocker Press (1910), 244, Google Books (Digital Library).