Isaac Roosevelt

Isaac Roosevelt

Male 1726 - 1794  (67 years)    Has 21 ancestors and 78 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Isaac Roosevelt 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 8 Dec 1726  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1794 
    Person ID I15331  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2001 

    Father Jacobus Roosevelt,   b. 28 Feb 1692,   d. 5 May 1776  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Catharina Hardenbroeck,   b. 20 Feb 1694,   d. Aft 1739  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1713 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F7747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cornelia Hoffman,   b. 13 Aug 1734, Kingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1789  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1752  Dutchess, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Roosevelt,   b. 10 Jan 1760, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1847  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F31208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • The fortune of die Hyde Park Roosevelts, amounting to approximately one million dollars on the death of F.D.R., was founded by Jacobus' son Isaac. Although the Bayards had introduced sugar refining to New York, and the Livingstons were in the business before hirn, Isaac Roosevelt became one of the first large-scale sugar refiners. His heirs invested their inheritance wisely, prirnarily in coal and railroads, and augrnented it through judicious marriages, but thereafter tbey were content to live as country gentlemen, and never again was there another real money-maker in this braneh of the dynasty. Isaac was also the only one of F.D.R.'s ancestors who sought in any way to mold the society in wlich he lived. He was a passionate, though minor, actor during the Revolutionary period-serving in the New York Provincial Congress in 1775; as a member of the convention that drafted the first constitution of New York in 1777; subsequently as a member of the first state Senate; and as an ardent Federalist in the New York convention that ratified the federal Constitution. F.D.R. was to recall his patriotic forebear during the 1936 canvass. When he reached Poughkeepsie on the day before the election, the President invoked the name of Isaac Roosevelt as a rejoinder to those who charged that he was less than devoted to the Constitution. "About a block from where I stand up there on the corner of Main Street," said candidate Roosevelt, "there was a little old stone building and in the year 1788 there was held there the constitutional convention of the State of New York. My great-great grandfather was a member of that convention . - . And so you will see that not only in rny own person but also by inheritance I know sornething not only about the Constitution of the United States, but also about the Bill of Rights. (Although the kinship was less direct, Tbeodore Roosevelt also used old Isaac to establish his patriotism-by-inheritance. Yet, while Isaac served well the cause of American independence at a time when it was not fashionable in New York, his place in history was more properly defined by a non-Roosevelt President, George Washington, who wrote in his diary in 1788: "Received an invitation to attend the funeral of Mrs. Roosevelt (the wife of a Senator in this State, but declined complying with it, first, because the propriety of accepting an invitation of this sort appeared to be very questionable, and secondly, (though to do so in this instance might not be improper), because it might be difficult to discriminate in cases which might thereafter happen. Despite the historical recollections of T.R. and F.D.R., the Roosevelt family had still not quite earned presidential recognition.


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