Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828

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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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creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Holley, Horace, 1781-1827. Letter, 1823 Aug. 14, Nashville, Tennessee [to] Luther Holley, Salisbury, Connecticut. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Andrew Jackson letter, 1814 July 16. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS, 1814 Aug. 23, Mobile, to Rachel Jackson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lawrence family. Papers : addition, 1790-1902. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Stone, Irving, 1903-1989. Irving Stone papers, 1923-1990s (bulk 1934-1989). UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS, 1804 Apr. 6, Knoxville, Tenn., to Rachel Jackson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828. Rachel Jackson letter to Katherine Duane Morgan, 1825 May 18. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Beard, William Ewing, 1873-1950. Papers, 1828-1950. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Call, R. K. (Richard Keith), 1791-1862. Papers, 1801-1911. Tebeau-Field Library of Florida History
referencedIn Caldwell, Mary Emily French, 1896-1982. Collection, ca. 1930-1940. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS, 1814 Feb. 1, Fort Strother, Miss., to Rachel Jackson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Rachel Jackson, 1824 May 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS, 1823 Nov. 16, Kingston, Tenn., to Rachel Jackson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828. ALS, 1821 July 22, Pensacola, Fla., to an unidentified correspondent. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Donelson, Bettie Mizell, 1862-1939. Family papers, 1787-1938. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS : Chickasaw, Miss., to Rachel Jackson, 1816 Sept. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Letter to Rachel Donelson Jackson, 1818 June w. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Blackburn College. Bulletin, 1978. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Donelson, John, 1718-1785. Letter, 1785 Feb. 9 [to] Willis Green, county court clerk, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878. ALS, 1828 Jan. 1, to Gulian C. Verplanck. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lone Pine Farm photograph album [graphic], circa 1900. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892. Recollections of the Hermitage in 1828 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS : Fort Jackson, Miss., to Rachel Jackson, 1814 July 31. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Letter, Hermitage, to Francis Preston [manuscript] 1828 Dec. 18. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Decatur, John P. Letter, dated 1829 January 21, Portsmouth, to Andrew Jackson. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
referencedIn Lamb-Sykes family papers, 1680-1947, 1819-1911 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Beard, William Ewing, 1873-1950. person
associatedWith Blackburn College. corporateBody
associatedWith Caldwell, Mary Emily French, 1896-1982. person
associatedWith Call, R. K. (Richard Keith), 1791-1862. person
associatedWith Decatur, John P. person
associatedWith Donelson, Bettie Mizell, 1862-1939. person
associatedWith Donelson, John, 1718-1785. person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892. person
associatedWith Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878. person
associatedWith Holley, Horace, 1781-1827. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Lamb family family
associatedWith Lawrence family. family
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871 person
associatedWith Morgan, Katherine Duane. person
associatedWith Stone, Irving, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Sykes family family
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Birth 1767-06-15

Death 1828-12-22

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