Abraham Isaackszen Ver Plank (1606-1691) and Maria Vigne
(1613-1689) were also the great-grandparents7
of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. "What started out as a
shy, awkward child starving for love and recognition,
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt blossomed over the years to
become one of the world’s most admired women.
Eleanor was born into a distinguished New York City
family to parents Anna and Elliot Roosevelt. Her father,
was the younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Her mother died in 1892 and her father died just two
years later. In 1903, the tall, slender, graceful,
but apprehensive young woman became engaged to her fifth
cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two years later, they
married. Her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt gave
the bride away at their wedding. Over the next eleven
years Eleanor and Franklin had six children, one of whom
died in infancy."
Copyright: 2002: American Dreams