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Phebe Vanderbilt (Hand)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rahway, Union County, Province of New Jersey
Death: Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Samuel Hand and Phebe Lum Hand
Wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Sr.
Mother of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Sister of Obediah Hand and Elisabeth Hand 1- Johnson 2- Ansley

Occupation: Moneylender
Managed by: Patrick Lee Schoettmer
Last Updated:

About Phebe Vanderbilt

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.

Family

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

Married

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

Links

Sources 

  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

1767
April 15, 1767
Rahway, Union County, Province of New Jersey
1787
February 3, 1787
Age 19
Staten Island,NY
1794
May 27, 1794
Age 27
Staten Island, New York, USA
1854
June 22, 1854
Age 87
Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, United States
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Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, United States