Paul Romaine Genealogy Interests
Mostly, these are some invididuals who have caused me research
problems, or whom I found interesting. The other "Paul Romaine" of
Chicago, was quite a character.
- Temporarily off-line.
I'm not a descendant, but he's an interesting man with many
descendants. He served in the NJ militia in Bergen County and returned
to New York City after the Revolution. He lived in New York City during
the early American Republic and got involved in Democratic Politics
through the Tammany Society. A fervent patriot, he also petitioned
Congress to recognize the Americans who died as British prisoners of
war in the Prison Ships in Wallabout Bay, Brooklyn. (See my notes on
the Martyrs Monument.)
- Samuel B.
Romaine (son of
Dr. Nicholas Romayne (1756-1817)
- Dr. Nicholas
Romayne of New
York. (Draft ) Nicholas was a bit of a
troublemaker in the
early New York City medical establishment. No children.
Rev. Thomas Romeyn (1729-1794)
- Offsite: Rev.
Thomas Romeyn (1729-1794) compiled by Thomas R. Riley, of
Rev. Dirck Romeyn (1744-1804)
- Forthcoming. Rev. Dirck Romeyn was an
minister in the Hackensack Valley during the Revolution, who later
moved to greener pastures in upstate New York, founding Union College
in Schenectady. There is also good information about him in Adrian C.
Leiby's The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley:
Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground 1775-1783 and his
complementary volume The United Churches Of Hackensack And
Schraalenburgh, New Jersey, 1686-1822 (River Edge, NJ:
County Historical Society, 1976). (The first volume is still in print
as paperback via Rutgers University Press.)
Captain William H. Romaine (1833-1908)
- Captain Romaine
of the New York 174th
Volunteers is someone I researched recently. He is different from the William H. Romaine (son
of John above),
buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Some Twentieth Century Romaines
I generally avoid including recently living persons to avoid
but I have had inquiries about the following Romaines, who were
semi-public figures. I know them mostly because of my career in
librarianship. (I am not related to either of these
- Lawrence B. Romaine (1901-1967) wrote an
bibliography A guide to American trade catalogs, 1744-1900
R. Bowker, 1960; reprinted by Martino Publishing), which remains
essential to booksellers and librarians. He described 7,000 American
trade catalogues and arranged them by industry, with more than 60
different industries represented, covering all aspects of American
manufacturing. If you find references to "Romaine ####" or "Not in
Romaine," they're talking about L.B. Romaine of Massachusetts. His
obituary described him as born in Morristown, NJ, and a "book dealer,
author, curator and founder of the Middleboro Historical Museum"
Source: Obituary, Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, 29
Photocopy provided by Robert W. Romaine (Taunton, Mass.).
bookseller of Chicago, born Clarence Burton Bleamer, was (according to one bookseller source in
Chicago) "legendary." He was prosecuted in a notorious 1965-67 Illinois
case concerning obscenity, for selling a copy of the eighteenth century
novel, by John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure,
a.k.a., Fanny Hill. His Chicago Tribune obituary is here; his papers, donated to the Newberry Library, are inventoried here.
Another Paul Romaine (unrelated) is a jazz drummer. His website is PaulRomaine.com. A biographical page
available at JazzArts.org.
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