Samuel B. Spelman and Laura Seymour: Granville's Rockefeller Connection

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Samuel B. Spelman and Laura Seymour: Granville's Rockefeller Connection

Description

A newspaper article dated April 13, 1979 describing the lineage of Laura Celestia Spelman, who married John D. Rockefeller. 

Her grandparents were Samuel B. Spelman and Laura Seymour, both of whom came from old Granville families. Rockefeller said of his Granville-descended wife, "Her judgment was always better than mine. Without her keen advice, I would be a poor man."

Rockefeller was an abolitionist who voted for Abraham Lincoln and supported the Republican party.

One of John D. Rockefeller and Laura Celestia Spelman's grandsons was Nelson A. Rockefeller, the 41st Vice President of the United States (Dec. 1974 - Jan. 1977) during the Ford presidency.

CLICK HERE for information on John D. Rockefeller, who founded Standard Oil and was considered the wealthiest person of his time.

CLICK HERE for information on Nelson A. Rockefeller.

Citation

“Samuel B. Spelman and Laura Seymour: Granville's Rockefeller Connection,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1489.

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