Henry Astor III (1830-1918)

Henry Astor III "The Black Sheep" of West Copake, New York

Associated Houses



William B. Astor House

Lafayette Place, New York City

By marrying a farmer/gardener's daughter, his family (except for one of his sisters) turned their backs on him. But, by ordinary standards he was still incredibly wealthy and though he and his wife were unable to have children, he lived a long, happy life as a gentleman farmer at "Astorville" with the woman he loved, free of Astor family politics. Eight weeks after he died, so too did his wife.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 04/10/2018 and last updated on 08/05/2021.