Vanderbilt, Sophia Johnson (1797–1868)

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Vanderbilt, Sophia Johnson (1797–1868)

American socialite. Name variations: Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt I. Born in 1797; died in 1868; married Cornelius Vanderbilt I, called the Commodore (1794–1877); children: 13, including William Henry Vanderbilt I (1821–1885). Cornelius' second wife was Frances Armstrong (Frank) Crawford (1839–1885), known as Frances Vanderbilt .