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Sophia (Johnson) Vanderbilt (1795 - 1868)

Sophia Vanderbilt formerly Johnson
Born in Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 19 Dec 1813 (to 17 Aug 1868) in New York, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 73 in New Dorp, Richmond, New York, United Statesmap
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Sophia Johnson was born on May 7, 1795 in Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States, daughter of Nathaniel Johnson (1765–<1805) and Elizabeth Simonson (1770–1841).[1]

Sophia (18) married Cornelius Vanderbilt (19) (born on May 27, 1794 in Port Richmond, Richmond) on December 19, 1813 in New York. Their children were:

  1. Phebe Jane Vanderbilt (1814–1878)
  2. Ethelinda Vanderbilt (1817–1889)
  3. Elizabeth Vanderbilt (1819–1890)
  4. William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885)
  5. Emily Elmira Vanderbilt (1823–1896)
  6. Sophia Johnson Vanderbilt (1825–1912)
  7. Maria Louisa Vanderbilt (1827–1896)
  8. Frances Lavinia Vanderbilt (1829–1868)
  9. Cornelius Jeremiah Vanderbilt (1830–1882)
  10. George Washington Vanderbilt (1832–1836)
  11. Mary Alicia Vanderbilt (1834–1902)
  12. Catherine Vanderbilt (1836–1881)

Sophia died on August 17, 1868 in New Dorp, Richmond, aged 73. She was buried in Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Dorp, Richmond County, New York.[1]

Research Notes

Sophia was the daughter of Elizabeth and Nathaniel Johnson, the step daughter of Ozias Ansley. Her maiden surname is Johnson. She became the wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed), memorial page for Sophia Johnson Vanderbilt (7 May 1795–17 Aug 1868), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60465130, citing Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Dorp, Richmond County, New York, USA; Maintained by A Gilded Age (contributor 46959922).

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Ansley-117 and Johnson-149 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles are for the same person. Sophia Johnson was the daughter of Nathaniel Johnson and Elizabeth (Simonson) Johnson Ansley. Her father was Nathaniel Johnson and her step-father was Ozias Ansley. Ozias Ansley did not father a daughter named Sophia. The Ansley profile needs to merged into the Johnson profile as her surname was Johnson, not Ansley. Otherwise, the two profiles have the same date of birth and death, the same mother, but the Ansley profile contains an implicit error in assuming her step-father was her biological father.
posted by Randy Beebe
Sophia Johnson is the daughter of Nathaniel Johnson and Elizabeth Hand. (Step-daughter of Ozias Ansley. Surname needs to be changed to Johnson
posted by Randy Beebe
Dear Randy,

I do not understand whose surname needs to be changed from what to what? I haven't found Ansley-117 as I don't use wiki except for a brief look every now and then. I have proven that Elizabeth's maiden name was Simonson and the article was published in the NYGBS "Record". Charlotte

posted by Charlotte (Megill) Hix

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