"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,"
Name James Roosevelt
Event Date 18 Nov 1878
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Event Place (Original) Manhattan, New York
Birth Year (Estimated) 1854
Birthplace New York
Father's Name James Roosevelt
Mother's Name Rebecca Howlance
Spouse's Name Helen Astor
Spouse's Age 22
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1856
Spouse's Birthplace New York
Spouse's Father's Name William Astor
Spouse's Mother's Name C.W. Schw...Ham
Citing this Record
James Roosevelt "Rosey" Roosevelt (March 27, 1854 – 1927) was the older half-brother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was the son of James Roosevelt and his first wife, Rebecca Howland (January 15, 1831 — August 21, 1876), who were second cousins. When his father died in 1900, the estate was split between both James and his younger brother, Franklin.
Rosey served as Secretary of the United States Legation in Vienna and as Secretary of the Embassy in London.
He married Helen Schermerhorn Astor (1855 — 1893), the second daughter of William Backhouse Astor, Jr. and Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, on November 18, 1878, and fathered two children: James Roosevelt "Tadd" Roosevelt, Jr. (1879 — 1958) and Helen Rebecca Roosevelt Robinson (1881 — 1962). In 1914, Rosey remarried to Elizabeth Riley.
"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:249Y-CFR : 20 March 2015), James Roosevelt and Helen Astor, 18 Nov 1878; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,562,319.