Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt

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Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: July 17, 1871 (77)
Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Jacobus Roosevelt and Maria Helen Roosevelt
Husband of Margaret Roosevelt
Father of Silas Weir Roosevelt; James Alfred Roosevelt; Cornelius van Schaack Roosevelt, Jr.; Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and 2 others
Brother of James I. Roosevelt; Nicholas Roosevelt; Catherine Angelica Bourke; William Henry Roosevelt and Alfred Roosevelt

Occupation: Businessman, head of the firm of Roosevelt & Sons, businessman
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About Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt

Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (January 30, 1794 – July 17, 1871) was an American businessman from New York City and a member of the Roosevelt family.

Roosevelt was born in New York City, the son of James Jacobus Roosevelt and Maria Van Schaack, and the last full-blooded Dutch Roosevelt of his line. He attended Columbia College but academic life did not suit him, and he did not graduate. However, he was adept at business; an importer of hardware and plate glass, he became his father's partner, inherited a large fortune, and was one of the five richest men in New York City. He was one of the founders of the Chemical Bank of New York City, which later became Chase. He died in Oyster Bay, New York.

He married Margaret Barnhill (1799–1861) and had six children, five of whom reached adulthood: Silas Weir, James Alfred, Cornelius Van Schaack, Jr., Robert Barnhill (1829–1906), and Theodore (1831–1878), the father of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt


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Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt's Timeline

January 30, 1794
New York, New York, United States
October 18, 1823
Age 29
June 13, 1825
Age 31
New York City, NY, United States
July 23, 1827
Age 33
New York City, NY, United States
August 7, 1829
Age 35
New York, NY, USA
September 22, 1831
Age 37
New York, New York, New York, United States
September 20, 1834
Age 40
New York City, NY, United States
Age 65