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||Andrew Johnson was the President of the United States.|
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Andrew Johnson was born in a log home, December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, the son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (McDonough) Johnson. He was the brother of William Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson.
Andrew was born to illiterate parents and received no education. He did not learn to read and write until later in life.  Johnson grew up in poverty. His widowed mother worked as a washerwoman which was considered an unrespectable trade. She sent both her sons to be tailor's apprentices. This is when Andrew began to learn to read and write. He was bound to stay with the tailor until age 21. Andrew and his brother ran away when Andrew was 15. 
By the time he was 18, Andrew was in Greeneville County, Tennessee where he met and married 16 year old Eliza McCardle on May 17, 1827 in Warrensburg, Greene County, Tennessee. They had the following children:
Andrew died July 31, 1875 in Carter's Station, Tenness, USA. he is buried at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene CountyTennessee, USA
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