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Nicholas Roosevelt

Son of Nicholas Roosevelt


     Nicholas, bap. on the 16th February 1715, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York, where, on the 4th day of June, 1737, he m. Miss Catharina Comfort, bap. August 18, 1717, daughter of Gerardus Comfort and Catharina Burger, who were m. March 24, 1713, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York. Mr. Roosevelt was admitted freeman in 1740. (N. Y. Memorial Hist., Vol. II., p. 207.) Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt were admitted to the church in 1738.
     Mrs. Catharina Rosevelt d. about 1750. Mr. Rosevelt m. second, on the 23d of November, 1754, at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York, Elizabeth Thurman, bap. May 9, 1725, daughter of John Thurman and Elizabeth Wessels, who were m. October 11, 1719, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.
     Nicholas Roosevelt was first lieutenant of the "Corsicans," one of the militia companies organized under the spur of the approaching conflict, in 1775. These men wore on their short, green coats a red heart of tin, with the words "God and Right" on it, and on their small, round hats, with a cock on one side, around the crown was the motto, "Liberty or Death." (N. Y. Papers S. P. O. CLXVII., May 1, 1775.) Nicholas Roosevelt was also enlisted in the Albany Company of Militia, First Regiment. (P. 222, N. Y. in the Revolution.)
     The children by the first marriage were:
     1. Catharina, bap. March 22, 1738, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.; wit. Gerardus Comfort, Cathrina Hennion; m. Feb. 6, 1760, Wm. Kirby. (Vol. III, p. 24, N. Y. Gene. and Biog. Reg.)
     2. Sarah, bap. July 18, 1740, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.; living, unmarried, in 1762.
     3. Gerardus Comfort, bap. Sept. 8, 1742, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.
     The children by the second marriage were:
     4. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 6, 1757 in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.; died young.
     5. Nicholas, bap. Oct. 11, 1758, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.; m. Betsey English.
     6. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 24, 1762, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y.; m. Robert Gilchrist.

Source: Whittelsey, C. B. (1902) The Roosevelt Genealogy, 1649-1902. Hartford: J. B. Burr & Co. Return to Roosevelt Index Page


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