Sara (Delano) Roosevelt
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Sara Ann (Delano) Roosevelt (1854 - 1941)

Sara Ann Roosevelt formerly Delano
Born in Algonac, Orange, New York, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 7 Oct 1880 in Hyde Park NYmap
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Died at age 86 in Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, United Statesmap
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Sara (Delano) Roosevelt was a New Yorker.
Sara Delano was the mother of the thirty-second President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She is the daughter of Warren Delano and Catherine Lyman


Husband: James Roosevelt
Wife: Sara Delano
Child: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Marriage: 7 Oct 1880, Algonac, Newburgh, Orange, New York

Wikipedia Excerpt

Sara was born at the Delano Estate in the Town of Newburgh, New York to Warren Delano, Jr. and Catherine Robbins Lyman. Sara had ten siblings, two of whom died as small children. Three more died in their twenties.
In 1862, Sara, her mother Catherine, and six brothers and sisters traveled to Hong Kong on the clipper ship Surprise, where they joined Warren Delano who had resumed his business of trading in opium, then still legal.[1] ↵On board ship, Sallie enjoyed spending time in the sailmaker's loft listening to the sailmaker tell sea stories. Her brother Fred discovered Catherine's journal of the voyage many years later, in 1928.[2]
Sara Delano was described as a slender 5'10" (178 cm), and an intelligent debutante beauty in her youth.
She lived to see her only child elected President of the United States three times. His first election took place about thirteen years after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, and Sara became the first Presidential mother to vote for her son. Sara continued to support her son's career, even standing in as First Lady on several occasions. She was always prepared to say something positive about her son, and remained highly protective of him and his family.
Sara Delano Roosevelt, with the President at her side, died on September 7, 1941, 230 days after her son's third inauguration as President, exactly three months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and two weeks before her 87th birthday.[3] ↵"Minutes after her death, the largest oak tree at Hyde Park toppled to the ground. It was a clear windless day." (Quoted from; The American Experience: FDR (Part IV; "The Juggler" 1940-1945) (1994), Written & Directed by David Grubin).
The funeral was held at her home in Springwood, which is located in Hyde Park, New York. Her memory is commemorated with the Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in New York City's Lower East Side, which was dedicated during her lifetime, in 1934. [1]


  1. Wikipedia:Sara_Delano
  • "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 September 2016), Sarah Delano in household of Warren Delano, E.D. 3, Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States; citing p. 2, line #18, family #167, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 834,635.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 December 2017), Sarah Roosevelt in household of James Roosevelt, Hyde Park Township, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 11, sheet 7B, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,022.
  • Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt (1854-1941) on Find A Grave: Memorial #8510 retrieved 24 October 2018
  • S133 Abbreviation: Chub, Methiable (David Cheney, Columbus) Title: Chub, Methiable (David Cheney, Columbus) Publication: David E. Cheney, Columbus, Ohio, descendant of Ebenezer Cheney and Sarah Jones. Paranthetical: Y
  • S179 Abbreviation: Title: Text:, accessed March 13, 2007 Paranthetical: Y
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Sources for Sara Delano
1. Find A Grave, (accessed 10/04/2011).
2. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1942, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 159-166 and accompanying chart, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
3. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR #66202, Membership application for Col. James Roosevelt, (Online Database).
4. Aspinwall, Algernon Aikin, comp., The Aspinwall Genealogy, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company (1901), 169, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
5. Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Mayflower 500: Five Hundred Notable Descendants of the Founding Fa milies on the Mayflower, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2020), 6.
6. Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immig rants to the American Colonies or the United States, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. (2008), 94, 184, 308, 434, 564.
7. Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (2 vols.), Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company (2018), 356, 376, 921.
8. Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp., Ancestor s of American Presidents, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2009), 430, 437, 440, 446, 479, 450, 455, 469, 503-506, 508, 558, 570-571, 662.
9. Whittelsey, Charles Barney, The Roosevelt Genealogy 1649-1902, Hartford, Connecticut: J. B. Burr and Company (1902), 80.
10. Wikipedia, "Balmville, New York", (accessed 11/17/2012).
11. Wikipedia, "James Roosevelt, Sr.", (accessed 10/04/2011).

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Delano-869 and Delano-4 appear to represent the same person because: same dates and father
posted by Robin Lee
Delano-1228 and Delano-4 appear to represent the same person because: mother of the president
posted by Robin Lee
Delano-288 and Delano-4 appear to represent the same person because: while birth is off by one year, per the Geni source it was intended to be the same person.
posted by Robin Lee
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posted by Robin Lee
Please the two Sara Delano for the US President's Project !
posted by Maggie N.
September 21, 1854
posted by Ed Burke
Please add to this profile. Thanks!!
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