Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Fact of the Day: Nicholas Roosevelt

The last common ancestor to both Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was Nicholas (Rosenvelt) Roosevelt. He was born when New York City was called New Amsterdam. Like his two future president descendants, he did hold public office though it was a rather minor one for New York City. 

5 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting.

Kirk said...

Far enough back in time for Franklin to marry "cousin" Eleanor (Teddy's niece).

Martha said...

Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

A few steps down from president

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Interesting! Off I go to Wikipedia to learn more.