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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 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, Canaan.

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)



Namesakes of John Jacob Astor (1822-1890)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Jacob Astor (1822-1890)Manhattan, New York, United StatesManhattan, New York, United StatesWilliam Backhouse Astor (1792-1875)Margaret Alida Rebecca Armstrong (1800-1872)Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887)
John Jacob Astor (1864-1912)Rhinebeck, New York, United StatesWilliam Backhouse Astor (1829-1892)Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830-1908)Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958)+Madeleine Talmage Force (1893-1940)
John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor (1886-1971)Manhattan, New York County, New York, United StatesCannes, FranceWilliam Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919)Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894)Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1889-1965)



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