Category Archives: Andrew Jackson

The Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson

Political assassination has been around since Biblical times, if not longer. Andrew Jackson: Public Figure Andrew Jackson had been in the public eye since he was in his early twenties. As a Tennessee lawyer, planter, speculator, horseracer, duelist and legislator, … Continue reading

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The Jackson-Hayes-Clinton Connection

Losing a father as a boy is not unusual. Losing a father before you are born is VERY unusual. Posthumous Children Posthumous children, those whose fathers die before the child is born is rare – even in an age when … Continue reading

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The Horrible Health of Andrew Jackson

How Andrew Jackson managed to live to be seventy-eight is a wonderment, considering his dreadful health. AJ: The Young Frontier Boy Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a posthumous boy; his father died only weeks before Andy was born. Raised in the … Continue reading

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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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Andrew Jackson and The Peggy Eaton Affair

Andrew Jackson came to Washington wearing a mourning band. His beloved wife Rachel had died only weeks before his inauguration in 1829. Jackson believed his sixty-one-year old wife was killed by the poisoned arrow of slander and calumny. (That she … Continue reading

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Lincoya: Andrew Jackson’s Indian Son

Andrew Jackson, Indian fighter, with no love lost on his enemies, adopted a Creek Indian baby and raised him as his own.  Andrew Jackson: Becoming the General At age forty, Andrew Jackson had been a major figure in Tennessee for … Continue reading

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Rachel Jackson’s Inaugural Gown

  The Smithsonian Institution maintains a priceless collection of First Ladies’ inaugural gowns – at least those of the past hundred years. But if they had collected and maintained every First Lady’s inaugural gowns, the most valuable could arguably be … Continue reading

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