first cousin of president Theodore Roosevelt.
Christine (Kean) Roosevelt's brother Hamilton Fish Kean (1862-1941) was a wealthy investment banker and succeeded his brother as US Senator from New Jersey. Hamilton Fish Kean's fortune was estimated up to $ 50 million before the 1929 stock market crash. Julia Kean (1816-1887), Sarah Morris and Peter Kean's daughter married Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), several times US congressman and Secreatery of State under President Grant from 1869-1877. On his mother's side, Fish descended from governor Peter Stuyvesant and from Robert Livingston. The Fishes and the Keans were both prominent politicians and successful financiers; they also played their part in America's High Society.