Historic Pelham

Presenting the rich history of Pelham, NY in Westchester County: current historical research, descriptions of how to research Pelham history online and genealogy discussions of Pelham families.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Brief Biographical Data About Elbert Roosevelt of the Manor of Pelham

Slowly I have been collecting data regarding early pioneer settlers in the Manor of Pelham. Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes biographical data regarding Elbert Roosevelt who lived in the Manor of Pelham in the late 18th century. The information appeared in a book, cited below, privately published in 1902.

"ELBERT (Cornelius) [ROOSEVELT], b. October 9, bap. October 28, 1767, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.

Mr. Roosevelt removed to Pelham, Westchester County, N. Y. Married, December 29, 1794, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York, Jane Curtenius, b. December 22, 1770, daughter of Peter Theobaldus Curtenius, Commissary General with the rank of Colonel, under the Provincial Congress, who fought throughout the Revolutionary War. He m. Miss Goelet. He d. in 1798, of yellow fever. He was buried in the Middle Dutch Church of New York, where the post-office now stands. His remains were removed in 1817 to Beechwood Cemetery in New Rochelle, N. Y. (Old Mchts. of N. Y.)

Mrs. Roosevelt d. January 31, 1846. Mr. Roosevelt d. in 1857.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt were:

400 PETER CURTENIUS, b. Sept. 30, 1795; d. unmarried, Dec. 29, 1891.
401 ELBERT JONES, b. Sept. 12, 1797; d. unmarried, June 7, 1885.
402 HENRY, b. Aug. 18, 1800; m. July 29, 1828, Eliza Louisa Champlin. No. 622. No issue; daughter of W. O. and Elizabeth S. (De Peyster) Champlin. No. 311; d. Nov. 6, 1848.
403+WASHINGTON, b. Nov. 14, 1802; m. 1st, Mary A. Swift; 2d, Jane M. Young.
404 CLINTON, b. Nov. 3, 1804; d. unmarried, Aug. 1, 1898.
405 JANE ELIZA, b. Oct. 13, 1807; d. unmarried, Dec. 4, 1892.
406 MARY, b. July 10, 1810; d. June 13, 1822.
407 ISAAC, b. Nov. 27, 1812; d. Sept. 30, 1856."

Source: Whittelsey, Charles Barney, The Roosevelt Genealogy, 1649-1902, pp. 41-42 (Hartford, CT: C. B. Whittelsey 1902) (126 pp. with "Addenda, six leavs inserted at end).

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web Site
Located at
Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.


Post a Comment

<< Home