Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Socialite and Mother of President Theodore Roosevelt
Born Jul 8, 1835

Martha Bulloch Roosevelt was the mother of US President Theodore Roosevelt and the paternal grandmother of Eleanor Roosevelt. She married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. , and had four children. She was a descendant of Archibald Bulloch. A true southern belle, she was affectionately known as Mittie, and is thought to have been one of the inspirations for Scarlett O'Hara.… Read More

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1835 Birth Mittie was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 8, 1835 to Major James Stephens Bulloch (1793—1849) and Martha "Patsy" Stewart (1799—1864). … Read More
1839 3 Years Old Bulloch had a mansion built, and soon after it was completed in 1839, the family moved into Bulloch Hall. … Read More


1849 13 Years Old After Major Bulloch's death in 1849, the family's fortunes declined somewhat, but Mittie was given a grand wedding to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. in 1853. … Read More
1853 17 Years Old Mittie married Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. on December 22, 1853 at the Greek Revival-style family mansion Bulloch Hall in Roswell; they were wedded in front of the pocket doors in the formal dining room. … Read More


1869 34 Years Old During her children's education, the family traveled to Europe, predominantly spending time in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Germany from May 1869 to May 1870. … Read More


1884 49 Years Old Mittie Roosevelt died of typhoid fever on February 14, 1884, aged forty-eight, on the same day and in the same house as her son Theodore's first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, who unexpectedly died of Bright's disease, and two days after the birth of her granddaughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth. … Read More
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