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James Stephens Bulloch (abt. 1793 - 1849)

James Stephens Bulloch
Born about in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 31 Dec 1817 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 8 May 1832 [location unknown]
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Died at about age 56 in Roswell, Fulton, Georgia, United Statesmap
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James Stephens Bulloch (1793 – February 18, 1849) was an early Georgia settler and planter. He was a grandson of Georgia governor Archibald Bulloch and a nephew of Senator William Bellinger Bulloch.[1] He was also the grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt and the great-grandfather of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

James Stephens Bulloch was born in 1793[2] in Savannah, Georgia to a planter family. His parents were the former Ann Irvine (January 14, 1770 — 1810) and her husband Captain James Bulloch II (1765 — February 9, 1806). He had an elder brother, John Irvine Bulloch, and two younger sisters, Jane and Ann Bulloch.

He was educated to become a planter and learned about managing crops and working with overseers to deal with slave labor.[3]

He first married Hester Amarintha "Hettie" Elliott (1797–1831), a daughter of Senator John Elliott and Esther Dunwoody, on December 31, 1817. Together, they had two sons:

John Elliott Bulloch (1819–1821) and
James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823–1901).

After Hettie died, Major Bulloch married on May 8, 1832, Martha "Patsy" Stewart (1799–1864), the second wife and widow of Senator Elliott. They had four children:[4]

Anna Louisa Bulloch (1833—1893), who married James King Gracie (1840–1903)
Martha "Mittie" Bulloch (1835–1884), who married Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. (1831–1878)
Charles Irvine Bulloch (1838–1841)
Irvine Stephens Bulloch (1842–1898)
James Stephens Bulloch died in 1849

James Patsy moved from the Georgia coast to Roswell[5]

He died on Feb. 18, 1849 and is buried in Founders Cemetery, Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, USA[2] According to the 1850 Slave Schedules, his widow Martha "Patsy" Stewart Elliott Bulloch still held 31 slaves to work their plantation.[5]

Legacy and honors

  • Their plantation house of Bulloch Hall has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • His daughter Martha was the mother of President Theodore Roosevelt, the future president; and Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, as well as the paternal grandmother of socialite Alice Lee Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.


  1. Wikipedia cites: DeVane, Ernest E.; Clarece Martin (1987). Roswell: Historic Homes and Landmarks (Third ed.). Roswell Historical Society.
  2. 2.0 2.1 FindAGrave: James Stephens Bulloch: Memorial ID: 8154952 Created by: Evening Blues Record added: Dec 04, 2003. Last accessed Aug 2, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia: James Bullock
  4. Revolvy Website: ]https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=James%20Stephens%20Bulloch James Stephens Bulloch Personal Life]
  5. Georgia Encyclopedia: James Dunwoody Bulloch

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