Isaac Roosevelt (businessman)

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For his grandfather, see Isaac Roosevelt (politician).
Isaac Daniel Roosevelt
Born September 29, 1790
Hyde Park, New York, U.S.A.
Died December 24, 1863 (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Cause of death
Spouse(s) Mary Rebecca Aspinwall
(m. 1825–1863; his death)
Children James Roosevelt I
John Aspinwall Roosevelt
Parents Jacobus Roosevelt III
Catherine Welles
Isaac Roosevelt House in Hyde Park

Isaac Daniel Roosevelt (September 29, 1790 — December 24, 1863) was an American businessman, and the paternal grandfather of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


He was born in Hyde Park, New York to Jacobus Roosevelt III (1760–1847) and Catherine Welles (1762–1829). In 1825 he married Mary Rebecca Aspinwall, daughter of John Aspinwall and Susan Howland. They had two sons:

James was the father of diplomat James Roosevelt Roosevelt and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John was the father of tennis players Grace Walton Roosevelt and Ellen Crosby Roosevelt.


Isaac D. Roosevelt died on December 24, 1863, at the age of 73. He was buried in the churchyard of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, New York.[1]


His house, the center of his Rosedale estate, still stands on Riverview Circle in Hyde Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, along with a cottage and boathouse on the Hudson River nearby.


  1. ^ "Isaac Roosevelt,", accessed 22 November 2012; includes photographs of tombstone.

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