41st U.S. Vice-President
- 4th Generation — Great-grandfather of Nelson Rockefeller
- Ahnentafel No:
- Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller
- Lucy Avery
- Birth Date:
- 13 Nov 1810
- Birth Location:
- Granger, Allegany, New York
- Christening Date:
- Christening Location:
- Death Date:
- 11 May 1906
- Death Location:
- Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois
- Burial Date:
- Burial Location:
- Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois
- Spouse Name:
- Eliza Davison
- Marriage Date:
- 18 Feb 1837
- Marriage Location:
- Niles, Cayuga, New York
- John Davison Rockefeller
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.
William Avery Rockefeller
Additional marriages for William Avery Rockefeller
- Margaret L. Allen
- Marriage Date:
- ABT 1856
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Sources for William Avery Rockefeller
- 1 Find A Grave, (accessed 11/23/2012).
- 2 NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States, 1987, Vol. 4, p. 71, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).
- 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).
- 9 Hadler, Mabel Jacques, Selover-Slover Family 1682-1941, Egeland, North Dakota: Unknown (1941), 181, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
- 10 Sweet, Homer De Lois, The Averys of Groton, Syracuse, New York: Rice-Taylor Print. Co. (1894), 605, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
- 11 Wikipedia, "William Rockefeller, Sr.", (accessed 11/23/2012).