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  • ID: I330917
  • Name: Robert Barnwell ROOSEVELT
  • RELA: 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 AUG 1829 in New York, NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1871 AND 3 MAR 1873
  • Death: 14 JUN 1906 in Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Note:
    ROOSEVELT, Robert Barnwell, (nephew of James I. Roosevelt and uncle of Theodore Roosevelt), a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 7, 1829; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in New York City; fish commissioner of the State of New York 1868-1888; for several years edited the New York Citizen; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); appointed by President Cleveland as Minister to The Hague and served from 1888 to 1890; treasurer of the Democratic National Committee in 1892; member of the Board of Aldermen of New York City; served as trustee representing the city of New York for the New York and Brooklyn Bridge from 1879 to 1882; died in Sayville, Suffolk County, N.Y., on June 14, 1906; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Cornelius Van Schaack ROOSEVELT b: 20 JAN 1794 in New York, NY
    Mother: Margaret BARNHILL b: 13 DEC 1799 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Thorn ELLIS b: 1830
    • Married: OCT 1850
    1. Has No Children Margaret Barnhill ROOSEVELT b: 1851 in New York, NY
    2. Has No Children John Ellis ROOSEVELT b: 1853 in New York, NY
    3. Has No Children Helen L. ROOSEVELT b: ABT 1856 in New York, NY
    4. Has No Children Robert Barnwell ROOSEVELT , Jr. b: 20 AUG 1866 in New York, NY

    Marriage 2 Marion Theresa O'SHEA b: 1849 in New York
    • Married: 18 AUG 1888 in London, Middlesex, England
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