Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1792/09/19 Sarah Cox Todd Astor, wife of John Jacob Astor, gives birth to a son, William Backhouse Astor in New York City. William is named after William Backhouse, a New York merchant and friend of his father. Born
1818/05/20 Margaret Alida Rebecca Armstrong, daughter of John Armstrong and Alida Livingston Armstrong, marries William Backhouse Astor. Groom
1833/00/00 William B Astor inherits $500,000 from his uncle, Henry Astor a celebrated butcher in the Bowery, and soon begins construction on a mansion at 32 Lafayette Place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St). Life LaGrange Terrace New York City
1836/06/25 William Backhouse Astor Sr buys Rokeby mansion from John Armstrong for $50,000. Home Rokeby Red Hook
1848/00/00 William B Astor gives 95-acres of the southernmost portion of his estate, Rokeby, as a wedding present to his daughter Laura E Astor and her husband Franklin H Delano. Mr Astor will give 5 more acres after the mansion is completed. Father of the bride Steen Valetje Red Hook
1851/00/00 Land for Mrs Astor's Orphan Asylum is purchased by William B Astor from Henry Beekman Armstrong and wife Mary Drayton Armstrong. The land had been in the Astor family since granting of the Schuyler Patent by the Crown in 1688. Benefactor St Margaret's Home Red Hook
1863/07/21 John Murphy, a laborer, is arrested by the Tenth Precinct Police and charged with riotous conduct on a complaint by Wm B Astor, of No 32 Lafayette-place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St). Victim LaGrange Terrace New York City New York City Draft Riots
1875/11/00 William Backhouse Astor is buried at Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in Manhattan, New York City. In Memoriam Chapel of the Intercession Complex and Trinity Cemetery New York City
1875/11/20 William Backhouse Astor takes ill. Health
1875/11/24 William Backhouse Astor dies in his Lafayette Place mansion (lost, now 419 Lafayette St) at the age 83. "Mr Astor was in his usual good health, except for a slight cold, until Saturday last week." - The New York Times Died LaGrange Terrace New York City
1877/00/00 Reredos and altar are instaled in memory of William Backhouse Astor Sr, designed by architect Frederick Clarke Withers, 1876-1877. In Memoriam Trinity Church New York City
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