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Cornelia Thayer
Date: 1823 - 1897
Remarks: Cornelia Patterson Van Rensselaer was the daughter of Stephen Van Rensselaer and Harriet Elizabeth (Bayard) Van Rensselaer of Albany. Cornelia was married to Nathaniel Thayer (June 10, 1846) the financier and philanthropist who provided the funds for Louis Agassiz's expedition to Brazil in 1865