Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt

Martha Stewart (Bulloch) Roosevelt (1835 - 1884)

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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
Descendants descendants
Died in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 19 Oct 2018 | Created 31 Dec 2008
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Biography

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”.


Sources

  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: [www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/children Mittie] accessed March 13, 2007

Acknowledgements

  • 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
posted by Vicki Norman
Bulloch-374 and Bulloch-1 appear to represent the same person because: clearly intended to be the same person, due to husband and son's name
posted by Robin Lee
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Bulloch_Roosevelt for good biography and sources.
posted by Bob Fields

Martha is 21 degrees from Danielle Liard, 13 degrees from Jack London and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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