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Married: Niles, Allegany Co., New York

William Avery Rockefeller
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Birth: 13 Nov.1810 Granger, Ontario Co., New York
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Death: 11 May 1906 Richford, New York
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Birth: 12 Sep.1813 Allegany Co., New York
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Death: 28 Mar.1889 New York City
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         Son of Godfrey ROCKEFELLER, b.1783 and Lucy AVERY, b.1786,

 

        In 1856, having assumed the name William Levingston, he married Margaret Allen (abt.1835–) in Norwich, Ontario, Canada, without issue. While still married to his first wife, he had two daughters by one Nancy Brown:

 

        William Avery Rockefeller, "Big Bill," was a traveling salesman who advertised himself as a "William Rockefeller, the Celebrated Cancer Specialist" and who hawked "herbal remedies" and other bottled medicines." He guaranteed "All Cases of Cancer Cured Unless They Are Too Far Gone". Those claims allowed him to charge $25 for his magic cancer, which he retailed for $25 a bottle, a sum then equivalent to two months wages. The "cure" survived until quite recently as Nujol, consisting principally of petroleum and peddled as a laxative. Nujol was manufactured by a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, called Stanco, whose only other product, manufactured on the same premises, was the famous insecticide, Flit. [www.wealth4freedom.com/wns/1/specialreport/30.htm]


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        Children:

1.  Lucy ROCKEFELLER,  b.1838, d.1878, m.1856, Pierson D. BRIGGS,

2.+John Davison ROCKEFELLER,  b.8 July 1839 Richford, Tioga Co., New York,

3.+William ROCKEFELLER,  b.31 May 1841 Richford, Tioga Co., NY,

4.  Mary Ann ROCKEFELLER,  b.1843, d.1925, m.17 Oct.1872, William Cullen RUDD,

5.+Franklin ROCKEFELLER,  b.8 Aug.1845 Moravia, Cayuga, NY, d.1917, m.12 Oct.1870 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, Helen Elizabeth SCOFIELD, b.25 Feb.1848,

6.  Francis ROCKEFELLER,  b.8 Aug.1845, d.16 Apr.1847 Moravia, Cayuga, NY,

 


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