Relationships were tremendously important to Theodore Roosevelt, whose amicable and charismatic nature inspired devotion from both his family and his large circle of friends. Learn about those closest to Roosevelt.
Anna Roosevelt Cowles was Theodore Roosevelt’s elder sister. Born in the family’s brownstone at 28 East 20th Street in New York City, she was always known as Bye or Bamie.
Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby was the daughter of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.
Isabella (Belle) Hagner became the first social secretary to a First Lady when Edith Roosevelt hired her on October 2, 1901.
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was the only daughter of Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt. She was born on February 12, 1884.
Endicott “Cotty” Peabody (1857-1944) was a life-long friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s. The two met while they were in college, and Peabody—with Roosevelt’s backing—would go on to found Groton School in 1884 and serve, for 56 years, as its first headmaster.
Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s first wife. Born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on July 29, 1861, Alice met Theodore when she was just seventeen years old.
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt was the third son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s second wife. The daughter of Gertrude Elizabeth Tyler and Charles Carow, Edith was born on August 6, 1861, in Connecticut.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was Theodore Roosevelt’s niece. Her father was Theodore Roosevelt’s younger brother Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt.
Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, nicknamed “Ellie” or “Nell,” was the third child of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha (Mittie) Bulloch Roosevelt. He was also the father of First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and the younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Kermit Roosevelt was the precocious second son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.
Martha “Mittie” Bulloch, the mother of President Theodore Roosevelt and grandmother of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, was the daughter of James Stephens Bulloch and Martha Stewart Elliott Bulloch.
Theodore (Ted) Roosevelt, Jr., was the eldest son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., was the fifth son of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, a prosperous New York merchant, and Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt.
Sagamore Hill was the Theodore Roosevelt family home in Cove Neck, on Long Island, in New York State.
Born March 20, 1849, to a wealthy founding family of Cincinnati, Ohio, Maria Longworth became an accomplished artist.
Helen Herron Taft was the wife of the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft.
Owen Wister (July 14, 1860-July 21, 1938) was a lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s and a novelist best known for his writings about the American West.