Monthly Archives: February 2015

Andrew Jackson Introduces the Polks

James Knox Polk and his wife, Sarah Childress, had a match made by none other than General Andrew Jackson himself. James K. Polk: Young Attorney James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was North Carolina born, but Tennessee raised and matured. An unimposing … Continue reading

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Mrs. Madison: The Widow Dolley

The widowed Dolley Madison spent the last decade of her life in poor finances, but rich in friendships. The Legacy of James Madison James Madison was eighty-five years old when he died, frail, nearly blind from cataracts, but mentally alert. … Continue reading

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Mrs. Adams, Dr. Physick, and Her Unmentionable Problem

Louisa Catherine Adams: A Brief Medical History Louisa Catherine Adams (1775-1852), London born and Paris educated, was raised to be exactly what she would become: a perfect consort for a man of distinction. John Quincy Adams was the US minister … Continue reading

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President John Tyler Elopes!

John Tyler was a man of Firsts.  The First Vice President-to-President, the First President to remarry, and the President with the most children – fourteen. The President John Tyler became President in April, 1841, only one month after William Henry … Continue reading

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