Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt
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Martha Stewart (Bulloch) Roosevelt (1835 - 1884)

Martha Stewart "Mittie" Roosevelt formerly Bulloch
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 22 Dec 1853 in Roswell Gamap
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Died at age 48 in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2008
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Martha Bulloch was a southern lady, born in Hartford, Connecticut.

"The summer of 1835 found the Bulloch family living in Hartford, Connecticut ... on July 8, 1835, a daughter named Martha (Mittie) was born. The family remained in the North until shortly before their move to upcountry Georgia."[1]

Martha married on Dec. 22, 1853 to Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt Sr. [1831-1878] Their four children:

Anna Roosevelt (Jan. 18, 1855 - Aug. 25, 1931)- married William Cowles,
Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919) - 26th President of the United States
Elliott Roosevelt (1860 - 1894) - father of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt - she married FDR, 32nd President of the United States
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (Sept. 27, 1861 - Feb. 17, 1933) - married Douglas Robinson

Martha "Mittie" Bulloch Roosevelt died on Feb. 14, 1884 in the same house and the same day as her daughter-in-law, Alice Hathaway Roosvelt (Martha died of typhoid fever). Martha was age 49.

Mittie came down with a fever which doctors thought might be typhoid. Two days after the birth of her grandchild, at about 3:00 a.m. on St. Valentine's Day. Her son, Theodore, split a vigil between her bed and that of his dying wife one floor above. Mittie died of the fever. She is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York[2]

TR described his mother - "My mother, Martha Bulloch, was a sweet, gracious, beautiful Southern woman, a delightful companion and beloved by everybody. She was entirely "unreconstructed" (sympathetic to the Southern Confederate cause) to the day of her death.” Friends described her as “a glowing, quick-witted, narrow-waisted black-haired beauty”.


  1. Bulloch Hall Org: Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt
  2. FindAGrave: Martha Bulloch Roosevelt: Memorial ID: 2422 Maintained by: Find A Grave. Record added: Jan 01, 2001.

See also: FDR Library: [ Mittie] accessed March 13, 2007


  • This person was created on 05 December 2010 through the import of My Family File 8.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Bulloch-17 created through the import of Cole Coles Cowles Family Tree.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Jeff Cole. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jeff and others.
  • WikiTree profile Bulloch-23 created through the import of Cheney 21 Feb 2012.ged on Feb 21, 2012 by Deborah Mayes. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Deborah and others.

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Bulloch-374 and Bulloch-1 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile, birth and death dates and children match
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