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Nicholas J. Roosevelt (1767-1854)

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Nicholas Isaac Roosevelt (December 27, 1767, New York City – July 30, 1854, Skaneateles, New York) was an American inventor, a major investor in Upstate New York land, and a member of the Roosevelt family. His primary invention was to introduce vertical paddle wheels for steamboats.

1808 Married Lydia, the daughter of Benjamin Latrobe[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Introducing…clean Water' by Darwin H. Stapleton, Invention & Technology Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 3