Vanderbilt, Cornelia

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Vanderbilt, Cornelia Gender: F
Cornelia Stuyvesant
born on 22 August 1900 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Asheville, North Carolina, 35n36, 82w33
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°25' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°38 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 19°29'


American heiress and member of noted family, an early American dynasty that made its fortune in steamships and railroads. Cornelia was the only daughter of George Washington Vanderbilt and Edith Stuyvesant. On her father's death in 1914, Cornelia inherited stately Biltmore House, a 250-room mansion set on four acres outside of Asheville, NC. In 1924, Cornelia married Sir John Francis Amherst Cecil, and they had two sons, George born in 1925 and William born in 1928. In 1930, the Cecils opened Biltmore House to the public after officials from Asheville convinced them to help the economy of the depression-affected city by bringing in tourists. Her husband died in 1954 and Cornelia died in 1976.


  • Financial : Inherited money 1914 (inherited Biltmore House)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1924
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1925 (First son)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1928 (Second son)
  • Death of Mate 1954
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1976

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from a newspaper article:

“Child Born at Biltmore; Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt Gives Birth to a Daughter,” New York Times, August 23, 1900. p. 1.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Vanderbilts)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance