Pierce, Jane M. (Jane Means), 1806-1863

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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (b. Mar. 12, 1806, Hampton, NH–d. Dec. 2, 1863, Andover, MA) was the daughter of Reverend Jesse Appleton and Elizabeth Means-Appleton. She married Franklin Pierce, future President of the United States in 1834. The couple had three children, all of whom died young. She detested Washington, DC and hated being a political wife and Franklin turned down several high ranking positions when she asked.
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creatorOf Pierce, Jane M. (Jane Means), 1806-1863. ALS, 1853 September 1 : Washington, to her sister. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Pierce, Jane M. (Jane Means), 1806-1863. ALS, [1853 March 28?] : [s.l.], to her sister. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Appleton-Aiken family papers, Appleton-Aiken family, 1812-1900 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Papers of Franklin Pierce, 1820-1869. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869. Papers, 1820-1968. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pierce-Aiken Family Papers, 1797-1903, (bulk 1830-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pierce-Aiken family papers, 1797-1903 (bulk 1830-1870). Library of Congress
creatorOf Pierce, Jane M. (Jane Means), 1806-1863. Jane Pierce letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne with four cartes-de-visite [manuscript], 1863, undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Appleton-Aiken Family. Appleton-Aiken Family papers 1812-1900. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Franklin Pierce Papers, 1820-1869 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pierce-Aiken family papers, 1797-1903 (bulk 1830-1870). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Aiken family family
correspondedWith Aiken family family
sibling of Aiken, Mary M. (Mary Means), -1883 person
associatedWith Appleton-Aiken Family family
childOf Appleton, Elizabeth Means, d. 1844 person
associatedWith Appleton family family
childOf Appleton, Jesse, 1772-1819 person
associatedWith Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 person
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, Mrs. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
sibling-in-law of Packard, Alpheus S. (Alpheus Spring), 1798-1884 person
correspondedWith Pierce family family
spouseOf Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869 person
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Andover MA US
New Hampshire NH US
Hampton NH US
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Birth 1806-03-12

Death 1863-12-02

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