BLACKWELL Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsBlackwell, Blakwell
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
- Robert Blackwell [1643-~1717]
- Jacob Blackwell [~1717-1744]
- Jacob Blackwell [1744-1780]
- British occupation [1776-1783]
- 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.
The many names of Roosevelt Island
|Minnahannock (Canarsie Indian name, meaning It's nice to be here, or Long Island)|
|Varcken (Hog) Island -- Dutch ownership|
|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.|
|Blackwell's Island -- sold to NYC in 1828|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt Island|
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(as of 2014-09-06), =::Cross reference
|BLACKWELL, Jacob [1692-1744] – propriator of Blackwell's Island (1717-1744) BKWL1 2C8|
|BLACKWELL, Jacob [1717-1780] – Propriator of Blackwell's Island (1744-1780) BKWL101 3C7|
|BLACKWELL, James [1747-1831] – Propiator of Blackwell's Island (1780-1828) BKWL3 4C6|
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