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3 Different Vanderbilts Sign Ledger Sheet - 5 Autographs - Cornelius Vanderbilt II, William K. Vanderbilt and John J. Vanderbilt

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3 Different Vanderbilts Sign Ledger Sheet - 5 Autographs - Cornelius Vanderbilt II, William K. Vanderbilt and John J. Vanderbilt

Portion of ledger sheet signed by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Wm. K. Vanderbilt and John J. Vanderbilt. Further research necessary on John J.

Cornelius "Corneil" Vanderbilt II (November 27, 1843 – September 12, 1899) was an American socialite and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. He was the favorite grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who bequeathed him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (who bequeathed him about $70 million) and Maria Louisa Kissam. In his turn, he succeeded them as the chairman and the president of the New York Central and related railroad lines in 1885. Cornelius Vanderbilt II was born on November 27, 1843, on Staten Island, New York to William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885) and Maria Louisa Kissam. Vanderbilt established a reputation for a strong work ethic while clerking at the Shoe and Leather Bank in New York City. This endeared him to his grandfather, the 'Commodore,' who was a strong believer in personal industry. Vanderbilt was active in numerous organizations, including the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York, YMCA, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Trinity Church, St. Bartholomew's Church, Sunday Breakfast Association, and the Newport Country Club. Read more at

William Kissam Vanderbilt I (December 12, 1849 – July 22, 1920) was an American heir, businessman, philanthropist and horsebreeder. Born into the Vanderbilt family, he managed his family's railroad investments. William Kissam Vanderbilt I was born on December 12, 1849, in New Dorp, New York, on Staten Island. His parents were Maria Louisa Kissam and William Henry Vanderbilt, the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family who was the richest American after he took over his father's fortune in 1877 until his own death in 1885. He was the third of eight children born to his parents. His siblings were Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt, Emily Thorn Vanderbilt, Florence Adele Vanderbilt, Frederick William Vanderbilt, Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt, and George Washington Vanderbilt II. Vanderbilt inherited $55 million (equal to about $1.8 billion today) from his father in 1885. He managed his family railroad investments. In 1879, after taking over P. T. Barnum's Great Roman Hippodrome which was on railroad property by Madison Square Park, he renamed the facility Madison Square Garden. Read more at

John Vanderbilt (January 28, 1819 – May 16, 1877) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the son of John Vanderbilt (1794–1842) and Sarah Lott (1795–1859). He was baptised on February 21 at the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church. He was First Judge of the Kings County Court from 1844 to 1847. On July 8, 1846, he married Gertrude Lott Lefferts (1824–1902), daughter of Congressman John Lefferts. He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) in 1852 and 1853. At the New York state election, 1856, he ran on the Democratic ticket for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but was defeated by Republican Henry R. Selden. Read more at

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