Phebe Vanderbilt (Hand) (1767 - 1854) MP

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Birthplace: Rahway,Union Co.,NJ
Death: Died in Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
Occupation: Moneylender
Managed by: Patrick Lee Schoettmer
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About Phebe Vanderbilt (Hand)

Phebe Hand was born in Rahway, New Jersey, the daughter of a prosperous sea captain. Captain Samuel Hand, and a Miss Lum. Phebe was moderately well educated for the time and was of "good blood". When she and Cornelius Vanderbilt first met, she was living as a mother's helper in the home of a clergyman at Port Richmond, Staten Island. They were married on February 5, 1787.

Phebe has been given much credit for her husband's, as well as her son's, success. Strong of character and body, she was energetic, reliant, efficient, pious, and greatly loved by her family, especially by her son, Corneel.


Phebe Hand Vanderbilt. Birth: Apr. 15, 1767 Essex County New Jersey, USA Death: Jun. 22, 1854 Staten Island Richmond County New York, USA..Burial: Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp Richmond County New York, USA

  • parents: Capt. Samuel Hand & Phebe Lum


  1. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1764 - 1832). 9 children.



  1. [S1796] Publication: Staten Island Annals, J. J. Clute, (New York; Press of Chas. Vogt; 1877.), page 430..
  2. [S200] N.E.H.G.S. NEXUS, Volume XIII, No. 1, page 23..
  3. [S10] Spragg Line: NY, PA & IN, Wilken, Dale, (Marion, IA: Privately published by Dale Wilken, February 14, 1993), #3-2-1.
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Phebe Vanderbilt's Timeline

April 15, 1767
Rahway,Union Co.,NJ
February 3, 1787
Age 19
Staten Island,NY
May 27, 1794
Age 27
Staten Island, New York, USA
June 22, 1854
Age 87
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA