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Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845)

President Andrew "Old Hickory, Sharp Knife" Jackson
Born in Lancaster, Waxhaws, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Jan 1794 in Natchez, West Florida, New Spainmap
Died in Nashville, Davidson, Tennesseemap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2011
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Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
6th President
John Quincy Adams

Territory acquired
February 22, 1821

Preceded by
William Cocke

Preceded by
John Williams
Andrew Jackson
7th President
of the United States
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Military Governor
of Florida
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US Senator (Class 1)
from Tennessee

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US Senator (Class 2)
from Tennessee


Succeeded by
8th President
Martin Van Buren

1st Territorial Governor
William Pope Duval

Succeeded by
Daniel Smith

Succeeded by
Hugh Lawson White


Andrew Jackson

  • Seventh President of the United States (1829 - 1837).
  • Nicknames: Old Hickory[1][2]; Indian Killer (Cherokee)[3]; Sharp Knife[3]


President Andrew Jackson served for Tennessee in the War of 1812
Service started:
Service ended:
Andrew Jackson was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in the War of 1812.
Much is written about Jackson's presidency, but his role as an outspoken Freemason is less known.[5] Said to be tough, Jackson fought many duels, and even killed some opponents. But primarily, Jackson was a plantation man who made his money off slavery.[3][6][7] And although he never had children with Rachel, the couple adopted three sons, were legal guardians for eight others, and had hundreds of slaves.[6]
The life of Major General Andrew Jackson : comprising a history of the war in the South, from the commencement of the Creek campaign to the termination of hostilities before New Orleans : addenda containing a brief history of the Seminole War, and cession and government of Florida (1828)
1767 Birth 1790 Marriage 1795 TN Congress Representative 1829 Elected President 1845 Death
1767 March 15
Born in the Waxhaws border region between North and South Carolina.[8]
Jackson's father died at 29. He was in an accident 3 weeks before Andrew was born.
1779 June 20 (age 13)
Joined the Revolutionary War as a courier.
Eldest brother, Hugh, dies from heat exhaustion at Battle of Stono Ferry.
1781 April 25 (age 14)
Battle of Hobkirk's Hill.[9] He and brother Robert are caught by the British.
1781 April 27
Andrew's brother Robert dies shortly before their release by the British.[10]
1781 November 7
Mother Elizabeth volunteers to nurse POWs aboard two ships in Charleston harbor. Dies of a Cholera outbreak on-board, and Jackson's orphaned at 14.[11]
1788 (age 21)
Jackson boards with Rachel Stockley Donelson.[12] Meets her uhappily married daughter, Rachel Donelson Robards.[13]
Jackson marries Rachel after hearing she's divorced. It wasn't complete, so the marriage was technically bigamous and invalid.
Jackson buys Aaron (c.1785 - c.1878) who's only six years old.
Rachel and Jackson remarry after divorce finalized. Controversial, Charles Dickinson published an attack in the local newspaper during May of 1806. Jackson wrote a challenge for a duel.
Jackson buys Hannah (c.1782/83 - c.1895) before she turns twelve. She will flee with her daughter Martha during the Civil war.[6]
☆ Political Career Begins ☆
1796 Dec 4 – Sep 26, 1797 (age 29)
Member U.S. House of Reps: Tennessee's At-Large district
1797 Sep 26 – 01 Apr 1798
U.S. Senator: Tennessee
Colonel Major general in the Tennessee Militia United States Army, Battle of Pensacola, Battle of New Orleans defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815) He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Hannah and Aaron become a couple. Issue: 10.[6][14]
1821 Mar 10 – Dec 31, 1821
Military Gov. of Florida
1826 Mar 4 – Oct 14, 1825
Tennessee Senator
1828 December 22
Rachel dies.[15].
☆ Presidency Begins ☆
1829 March 4 – March 4, 1837 (age 62)
Elected for two terms as the 7th President (Democrat). Jackson ends up with 2 VPs with a time lapse bween them.[16]

1830 May 28: Indian Removal Act

A polarizing figure who dominated the Second Party System in the 1820s and 1830s, he dismantled the Second Bank of the United States. Worse yet, he went on a hate campaign and implemented policies of genocide for profit, which continue to affect many dislocated American families today.
Sadly, Jackson's plantation frame of mind bled over into the White House. As president, he forced the relocation of Native American tribes from the Southeast to west of the Mississippi River.
His followers created the Democratic Party. The 1830–1850 period later became known as the era of Jacksonian democracy.
☆ Retires ☆
1845 June 8
Dies at 78.[17]
One of the more sickly U.S. presidents, Jackson had chronic headaches, abdominal pains, and a hacking cough, caused by a musket ball in his lung that was never removed. It often brought up blood, and sometimes made his whole body shake.
After retiring to Nashville, he lived another eight years. Jackson's buried at ✞ The Hermitage in Nashville.


Andrew Jackson, 15 March 1767 – 08 June 1845, 04 March 1829 – 04 March 1837
Member of St. Tammany (later Harmony) Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee.
Elected Grand Master of Tennessee on 07 October 1822 and served until 04 October 1824.


p. Elizabeth (Betty) Hutchison ABT 1760 Carrickferegus, Antrim, Ireland[18][19][20]
Birth: 15 March 1767 Lancaster, Waxhaws[21][22][23][24]
Death: The Hermitage 08 June 1845 Nashville, Davidson Co, Tenn[25]

Most Distant Known Ancestors

Paternal' Hugh Jackson died in Northern Ireland in 1786
Maternal Elizabeth Unknown wife of John Lesslie: Link to Wikitree Widget to see 10 generation ancestor chart


Hermitage Slaves
Hermitage Slaves
Andrew Jackson acquired more than 300 slaves. The Hermitage plantation has released a PDF copy containing some of the families.[26]
  • Family of Hannah and Aaron Jackson[6]
  • Family of "Old Nancy"[6]


  • Twenty-one U.S. states have named counties in Pres. Jackson's honor. They are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In addition to Jackson County, the state of Missouri also named Hickory County in his honor.



  1. Hero of New Orleans
  2. because of his tough and aggressive personality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst U.S. Presidents
  4. Calhoun resigned
  5. Jackson was a Freemason. Initiated at Masonic Lodge, Harmony No. 1 in Tennessee. Participated in chartering several other Tennessee lodges. Only U.S. president to be a Grandmaster of a State Lodge until Harry S. Truman in 1945.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson
  7. Jackson was one of U.S. history's most racist presidents. He didn't just torture Native Americans, he was just as happy to attack African-Americans, and did in fact use whipping on his own slaves.
  8. Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress United States. Congress January 1, 1928 U.S. Government Printing Office, Page 9738
  9. near Camden South Carolina.
  10. Both nearly starved to death as POWs.
  11. Following the death of his mother and brothers during the war, Jackson blames the British for his losses.
  12. widow of John Donelson.
  13. At the time, Rachel was in an unhappy marriage with Captain Lewis Robards; he was subject to fits of jealous rage. The two were separated in 1790.
  14. Children: Byron, Rachel, Charlotte, Moses, Mary, Martha, Abraham, Ned, Margaret Ellen, and George Washington.
  15. Has a heart attack two weeks after her Jackson's election and two months before he took office. Jackson blames nasty political attacks of John Q. Adams for wife's death
  16. John C. Calhoun (1829–1832), None (1832–1833), Martin Van Buren (1833–1837)
  17. Chronic tuberculosis, dropsy, and heart failure.
  18. #S330
  19. #S407
  20. User ID: 39525CB4F81841FDB3DC6F4EE90856AE2A73
  21. Source: #S329
  22. Source: #S341
  23. Source: #S342
  24. Third and youngest son. S341.
  25. #S329
  26. Hermitage Slave List. PDF.

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  • Jackson, Pres.-1 on Dec 1, 2011 by Andrew Morrow.
  • Jackson-2825 on Jul 9, 2011 by John Clements.
  • Jackson-5444 on Oct 28, 2012 by Vivian Kahn.
  • indygrandma.ged on 02 January 2011.
  • JDS_09_17_10.ged on 09 February 2011. User ID: F4A49E8A90704A4CA967B8F1F57AEB319A09

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I see you have 1 link to LOC Library of Congress (pic) but the Manuscript Collections share some much more about him, as a person, and a President. Within the Manuscript Collections you can find personal letters of his, correspondences to other officials, Military orders, and all kinds of things that he was doing and saying during his time.

Here are the links incase you are interested, on the right side as you scroll down you will see many links to the different Manuscript Collections that are "his"

posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
edited by Arora (G) Anonymous
May we add the Category: Freemasonry

wikipedia says he was... "Andrew Jackson March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845 March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837 Member of St. Tammany (later Harmony) Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee. Elected Grand Master of Tennessee on October 7, 1822 and served until October 4, 1824." and a Grand Master at that.

posted by Carole Taylor
Jackson-11496 and Jackson-1115 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be the same person

Andrew is 18 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 15 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.