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This Day in Georgia History

December 22, 1853

Martha Bulloch Married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

Martha “Mittie” Bulloch, daughter of Maj. James Bulloch and great-granddaughter of Archibald Bulloch (Georgia’s first chief executive after breaking from England), married Theodore Roosevelt at Bulloch Hall in Roswell, Georgia. One of their sons, Theodore, would become president. Another, Elliott, became the father of Eleanor Roosevelt, who would later marry her fifth cousin, Franklin Roosevelt. Thus, Georgia-born Martha Bulloch would become mother of a U.S. president and grandmother of a first lady. She would later die Feb. 16, 1884, in New York.