First Ladies: Julia Gardiner Tyler

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Julia Gardiner became the second wife of John Tyler. John Tyler was the first sitting President to marry while in office. Julia Gardiner was born on May 4, 1820 on Gardiner’s Island in New York. She was the daughter of … Continued

First Ladies: Priscilla Cooper Tyler

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Priscilla Cooper Tyler was the daughter-in-law of President John Tyler. During the majority of his Presidency, she served as White House hostess. Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper was born on June 14, 1816 in New York City. She was the daughter of … Continued

First Ladies: Letitia Christian Tyler

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Letitia Christian was born on November 12, 1790 in Cedar Grove, Virginia. She was the daughter of Colonel Robert and Mary Brown Christian. The family lived on Cedar Grove Plantation. She met a young law student, John Tyler, in 1808. … Continued

Presidents: John Tyler

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John Tyler became the first Vice President to succeed as President. He also is the President with the most children and only 19th Century President to still have living grandchildren. John Tyler was born on March 29, 1790 to an … Continued

First Ladies: Anna Harrison Taylor

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Anna Harrison Taylor, daughter of President William Henry Harrison, is also believed to have accompanied her father and along with her sister-in-law, Jane Irwin Harrison, served as unofficial hostess. Anna Tuthill Harrison was born on October 28, 1813, the youngest daughter … Continued

First Ladies: Jane Irwin Harrison

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When Anna Symmes Harrison, proved too ill to travel to Washington, D.C. with her husband, William Henry Harrison, for his upcoming inauguration he asked his recently widowed daughter-in-law to accompany him. This daughter-in-law, Jane Irwin Harrison, was the widow of … Continued

First Ladies: Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

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Anna Harrison became the first wife of a sitting President, to become his widow. She was also the grandmother of a future president, Benjamin Harrison. Anna Elizabeth Symmes was born on July 25, 1775 in Morristown, New Jersey. She was … Continued

Presidents: William Henry Harrison

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William Henry Harrison was the last President to be born as a British subject. He was also our first President to die while in office. William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773 at his family’s plantation, Berkeley Plantation, … Continued

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