On December 19, 1813, Cornelius Vanderbilt married his cousin and neighbor, Sophia Johnson, daughter of his mother's sister.
Ruthless in business, Cornelius Vanderbilt was said by some to have made few friends in his lifetime but many enemies.
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), American industrialist, born on Staten Island, New York.
At the time of his death, Cornelius Vanderbilt's fortune was estimated at more than $100 million.
Vanderbilt was the fourth of nine children born in Port Richmond, on Staten Island in New York City to Cornelius Vanderbilt and Phebe Hand, a family of modest means.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was buried in the family vault in the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island.