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Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City

Theodore Roosevelt, junior, aged 10, detail
10/27/1858
Martha Bulloch (Mittie) Roosevelt, husband of Theodore Roosevelt, gave birth on this day to the couple's first son, and second child, in their house on East 20th Street in New York City. Mittie was from a slave-owning Southern family and had a brother, Jame Dunwoody Bulloch, who would become a Confederate Admiral, while Theodore is a wealthy merchant who would soon become an ardent supporter of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. The boy was named after his father and grew up to be President. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to all Ages and Nations (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906), frontispiece.
Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography (New York: Macmillan Co., 1913), 5-30.
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