BiographyJohn Jacob Astor was born 10 June 1822 in Manhattan, New York, United States to William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875) and Margaret Alida Rebecca Armstrong (1800-1872) and died 22 February 1890 in Manhattan, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He married Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887) 9 December 1846 in Trinity Church, Manhattan, New York, United States. Notable ancestors include Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.
He was a prominent member of the Astor family, becoming the wealthiest family member in his generation and the founder of their English branch.
|Offspring of John Jacob Astor and Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887)|
|William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919)||31 March 1848 Manhattan, New York, United States||18 October 1919 Western House, Brighton, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom|| Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894)|
Namesakes of John Jacob Astor (1822-1890)
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