Nicholas J. Roosevelt (1767–1854):
Nicholas J. Roosevelt was an inventor and engineer, born in New York City. About 1797 he entered into an agreement with Robert R. Livingston and John Stevens to build a steamboat, the engine for which was to be constructed at his foundry in New Jersey.
* BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION from:
Dictionary of American Biography,
New York State Library call number: A,920.073,qD55a