Mary (Aspinwall) Roosevelt
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Mary Rebecca (Aspinwall) Roosevelt (1809 - 1886)

Mary Rebecca Roosevelt formerly Aspinwall
Born in New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 26 Apr 1827 (to 23 Oct 1863) in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Mary Rebecca (Aspinwall) Roosevelt is a direct descendant of Mayflower Passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley through her mother Susan Howland.[1]

Biography

'New York state flag'
Mary (Aspinwall) Roosevelt was born in New York.

Mary, the daughter of John Aspinwall Jr and Susan Howland was born on 20 December 1809 in New York City.[2]

Mary Rebecca Aspinwall married Isaac Daniel Roosevelt, MD, on 26 April 1827 in New York at 18 years of age.[3][4]Mary and Isaac had two sons, both born in New York:

  1. James Roosevelt (b. 16 Jul 1828; d. 8 Dec 1900, Hyde Park, NY),[5] m. 1) in 1853, Rebecca Brien Howland (1831-1876), m. 2) in 1880, Sarah Ann Delano (1854-1941)
  2. John Aspinwall Roosevelt (b. 27 Jul 1840; d. ll Mar 1909, Hyde Park, NY), m. Ellen Murray Crosby (1837-1928)

The 1850 U.S. Census indicates that Mary (40 years) and Isaac (60 years) were residing with sons James (22 years) and John (10 years) in Hyde Park, Duchess, NY. Isaac's occupation is listed as 'Farmer,' and son James as 'Lawyer.' in addition, they have listed a coachman, groom, gardener and 3 servants.[6]
The 1860 U.S. Census shows that the household for Mary (50 years) and Isaac (70 years) includes their son John (20 years), as well as a gardener, coachman and five domestics residing in Hyde Park, New York. In this census, Isaac is listed as a Physician.[7]

In 1832, Mary, Isaac and their family were living at "Rosedale,' built in that year by Isaac. Rosedale was close to his father's home where Mary enjoyed country life with her husband and sons. Mary is the maternal grandmother of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). Her ancestry makes FDR a Mayflower descendant of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland.

Rosedale, Isaac Roosevelt Family Home

Their home, the center of the Rosedale estate, still stands on Riverview Circle in Hyde Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, along with a cottage and boathouse on the nearby Hudson River.[8]

Mary Rebecca (Aspinwall) Roosevelt died on 24 February 1886 at 77 years of age in Manhattan, New York.[9][10]Mary was reportedly buried in Green-Wood Cemetery two days after her death; however, her remains may have been moved to Saint James Episcopal Churchyard in Hyde Park, New York, as that is the location of her tombstone.[11]

Sources

  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp., Ancestors of American Presidents, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. Pages 430, 446, 450, 455, 469, 503, 570.
  2. Whittelsey, Charles Barney. The Roosevelt Genealogy 1649-1902, Hartford, Connecticut: J. B. Burr and Company, 1902. Pages 57-58.
  3. Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Newspapers and Periodicals. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Name: Mary Rebecca Aspinall [Mary Rebecca Aspinwall] ; Father: John Aspinall; Event: Marriage; Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1827; Spouse: Isaac Roosevelt; Newspaper: New York Evening Post; Publication Date: 27 Apr 1827; Publication Place: New York, USA; Call Number: 485767. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=50015&h=1089501&tid=&pid=&queryId=98f0caa4e9cf4cc7e521719b1f2bc63b&usePUB=true&_phsrc=yfe30734&_phstart=successSource
  4. Book Title: The Roosevelt Genealogy : 1649-1902. Source Information Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Mary Rebecca Aspinwall; Gender: Female; Age: 76; Birth Date: 20 Dec 1809; Birth Place: New York City; First Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1827; Death Date: 24 Feb 1886; Death Place: New York City; Father: John Aspinwall; Mother: Susan Howland; Spouse: Isaac Roosevelt; Child: James Roosevelt; John Aspinwall Roosevelt. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61157&h=3130713&tid=&pid=&queryId=98f0caa4e9cf4cc7e521719b1f2bc63b&usePUB=true&_phsrc=yfe30732&_phstart=successSource
  5. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WX4-RH5 : 3 June 2020), Isacc Roosevelt in entry for James Roosevelt, 8 Dec 1900; citing Death, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,983.
  6. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6777-MSS?cc=1401638&wc=95RF-JWG%3A1031313801%2C1033771201%2C1031923101 : 9 April 2016), New York > Dutchess > Hyde Park > image 31 of 62; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. "United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GBS8-R3Z?cc=1473181&wc=7QPF-17F%3A1589422212%2C1589431704%2C1589432139 : 24 March 2017), New York > Dutchess > Hyde Park > image 34 of 70; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Roosevelt_House
  9. Whittelsey, Charles Barney. The Roosevelt Genealogy 1649-1902, Hartford, Connecticut: J. B. Burr and Company, 1902. Pages 57-58.
  10. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WJ5-RLT : 3 June 2020), John Aspmorall in entry for Mary R. Roosevelt, 24 Feb 1886; citing Death, Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,373,982.
  11. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 September 2020), memorial page for Mary Rebecca Aspinwall Roosevelt (20 Dec 1809–24 Feb 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99665022, citing Saint James Episcopal Churchyard, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Harvey (contributor 47464825).

Acknowledgements

  • Biography for Mary Rebecca (Aspinwall) Roosevelt rewritten, in-line sourced and images added by Carol M. Baldwin on 17 September 2020.


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Aspinall-285 and Aspinwall-1 appear to represent the same person because: same family
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