Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Basic Books, Apr 14, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Armed with a trove of previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Renehan Jr. offers a compelling portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who built large shipping and rail enterprises into cornerstones of the American economy, and amassed one of the greatest fortunes the world has ever known. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American business was unsurpassed in his day—or any other.

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The ancestral data is wrong.
Jan Aertse van der Bilt marr. 1) 6 Feb. 1650 Annetje Hendricks and had children
Geertje 4 Dec. 1650
Maritje 3 Dec. 1651
Aert 10 Apr. 1653
Jacob no bapt. date marr.13 Aug. 1687 all recorded in Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam
Jan Aertse marr. 2) Divertje (Dierber) Conrelis widow of Lubbert Gysbertsz van Blaricum
There is no marr. record, but a court record in 1663 shows Jan Aertse named with the Blaricum family. Jan Aerte and Divertje did not have any children.
Jan Arisz Vanderbild widower Dierber Cornelis marr. 3) Magaleena Hanszen widow Herman Eduard. (Flatbush Dutch Reformed church)

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About the author (2009)

Edward J. Renehan Jr.'s books include Dark Genius of Wall Street, The Kennedys at War, The Lion’s Pride, The Secret Six, and John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He has given talks and lectures throughout the Northeast and has appeared on the History Channel, C-SPAN, PBS’s American Experience, and numerous other broadcasts. He lives in Rhode Island.

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