Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828

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Birth 1767-06-15
Death 1828-12-22

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Born Rachel Donelson. Some time after 1780 she married Lewis Robards and later separated from him. In 1791, believing herself divorced, she married Andrew Jackson. Later it was discovered that Robards had never completed the proceedings, and the Jacksons had to wait for a final decree and re-marry in 1794. The scandal was used by Jackson's political enemies throughout his career. Rachel died soon after his election to the presidency.

From the description of ALS, 1821 July 22, Pensacola, Fla., to an unidentified correspondent. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524939

Rachel Donelson Jackson, born in Virginia in 1767, was the wife of Andrew Jackson but died prior to his inauguration as seventh President of the United States.

From the description of Rachel Jackson letter to Katherine Duane Morgan, 1825 May 18. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830212

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