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Blackwell Island is located in New York's East River, between Manhattan Island and Long Island. It takes its name from the Blackwell family, who owned it for many years. In 1973 it was renamed Roosevelt Island.

140 Years of Blackwell Ownership

  1. Robert Blackwell [1643-~1717]
  2. Jacob Blackwell [~1717-1744]
  3. Jacob Blackwell [1744-1780]
  4. British occupation [1776-1783]
  5. Jacob Blackwell [1780-?]
    James Blackwell [1780-1828]

In 1823, James and Elizabeth (Hallett) Blackwell sell the Island to James L. Bell for $30,000. He dies on the Island January 12, 1825, and the Island reverts to James Blackwell.

On July 18, 1828, City of New York buys Blackwell's Island for $32,500 as a location for charitable and corrective institutions.  -30-
 

Chronology

The many names of Roosevelt Island

    -1637
Minnahannock (Canarsie Indian name, meaning It's nice to be here, or Long Island)
1637-1666
Varcken (Hog) Island -- Dutch ownership
1666-1686
Manning's Island -- Capt. John Manning leaves the island to his step-daughter, Mary Manningham, who marries Robert Blackwell in 1676. Manning dies ca. 1686.
1686-1921
Blackwell's Island -- sold to NYC in 1828
1921-1973
Welfare Island
1973-present
Franklin D. Roosevelt Island

Relatives

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chg • BLACKWELL, Jacob [1692-1744] – propriator of Blackwell's Island (1717-1744) BKWL1 2C8
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chg • BLACKWELL, Jacob [1717-1780] – Propriator of Blackwell's Island (1744-1780) BKWL101 3C7
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chg • BLACKWELL, James [1747-1831] – Propiator of Blackwell's Island (1780-1828) BKWL3 4C6
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Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

BLACKWELL, Algernon [1869-?]
English mystic, novelist and short story writer
BLACKWELL, Alice Stone (née Stone) [1857-1950]
American suffragette leader and editor
BLACKWELL, Antoinette Louisa (née Brown) [1825-1921]
American reformer
BLACKWELL, Elizabeth [1821-1910]
American physician, first woman doctor of medicine in modern times
BLACKWELL, Emily [1826-1910]
American physician
BLACKWELL, Henry Brown [1825-1909]
American editor, woman suffrage advocate
BLACKWELL, John (a/k/a Alun) [1797-1840]
Welch poet
BLACKWELL, Thomas [1701-1757]
Scottish writer, and champion of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

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