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Robert Barnwell Roosevelt


Centurion, 1859–1877

Born 7 August 1829 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 14 June 1906 near Sayville, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Peter R. Strong

Elected 1 October 1859 at age thirty

Archivist’s Note: Name at birth Robert Barnhill Roosevelt; he published under the pseudonyms “Barnwell” and “Ira Zell.” Brother of Cornelius Van Schaick Roosevelt, James A. Roosevelt, Silas Weir Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt; uncle of Alfred Roosevelt, James West Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and W. Emlen Roosevelt.