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This fine watch was given to John Roosevelt by Ellen Crosby Roosevelt, daughter of John Aspinwall Roosevelt and Ellen Murray Crosby. John Aspinwall Roosevelt was the younger brother of James Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt's father.The watch belonged to Jacobus Roosevelt (1692-1776) great-great-great grandfather of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jacobus Roosevelt was the founder of the Hyde Park branch, the grandson of the first Roosevelt to arrive in America in 1649 and father of Isaac Roosevelt, Revolutionary patriot. Isaac Roosevelt was a founder and president of the Bank of New York and a member of the State Convention which ratified The Constitution of the United States.The watch was on exhibition at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library from 1945 until 1967. It still has its inventory number 46-108-1.