Biography

John 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 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.

He was a prominent member of the Astor family, becoming the wealthiest family member in his generation and the founder of their English branch.



Children



Offspring of John Jacob Astor and Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)
















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