Wife: Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828), in
August 1791 and in a second ceremony on January 17,
Kids: Andrew Jackson, Jr. (adopted)
Pets: horses named Truxton, Sam Patches, Emily,
Lady Nashville, and Bolivia; Pol the parrot; ponies
Bio: Andrew Jackson, (1767-1845) was the 7th
President Of The United States. Born at a settlement
on the banks of Waxhaw Creek in South Carolina on March
15, 1767, he was the son of immigrant parents from northern
Ireland. Jacksons childhood was filled with tragedy.
His father died a few days before Andrew's birth. And
he lost his mother and two brothers to illness throughout
the next several years. At the age of 13, during the
American Revolution, he served as a mounted courier.
After the war, he became a lawyer at the age of 20.
In 1791, he married Rachel Donelson Robards, the daughter
of his landlady.
He went on to become the major general of the Tennessee
militia. His command saw little action in the War of
1812 until the Battle of New Orleans he led his troops
to an overwhelming victory against the British. American
casualties were 6 killed and 10 wounded, while the enemy
suffered almost 2,000 dead and injured. Jacksons
popularity soared overnight, and "Old Hickory,"
as they called him was considered a hero. He retired
from the military and re-entered politics in 1824 when
he ran for president.
This was a highly controversial election and was similar
to the Gore/Bush recount fiasco. Jackson received more
electoral votes than Adams, but not a majority, which
sent it to the House of Representatives for a vote.
They elected Adams! Jackson was very angry and claimed
corruption. In November 1828, however, Jackson enjoyed
a decisive victory over Adams. Two months later, he
moved into the White House, but without his beloved
wife, who had died in December. He then served a second
term beginning in 1832. He was successful in foreign
and domestic affairs, with many accomplishments in settling
disputes with the British, and moving toward the annexation
Jackson retired to his estate at Hermitage and died
on June 8, 1845, where he was buried beside Rachel.