Rachel Jackson
Rachel Jackson
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Religion: Christianty
Date of Birth: 1767
Date of Death: 1828
Cause of Death: Myocardial infarction
Spouse: Lewis Robards (separated in 1790, divorced in 1794)
Andrew Jackson (1791-1794, invalid; 1794-1828, dissolved by her death)
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: Referenced
Rachel Jackson (1767-1828) was the wife of President of the United States Andrew Jackson. Rachel had been married before she met the future president, and believed that her previous husband had divorced her when she married Andrew. However, the divorce had not been completed. Thus, the first years of the Jackson marriage were invalid. The divorce was complete in 1794.

The marriage issue arose in the presidential election of 1828, when supporters of John Quincy Adams leveled charges of bigamy at Rachel. Although Jackson ultimately won, Rachel died months before her husband was sworn in.

Rachel Jackson in Trail of GloryEdit

Rachel Jackson's national profile rose with her husband's during the War of 1812 and after. While the Jacksons deeply loved each other, Rachel was a far more pious person than her husband.

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