Rachael donelson robards jackson, born rachael donelson june 15, 1767 december 22, 1828, aged 61 wife to the 7th president of the united states, andrew jackson. He was a 24yearold lawyer when he moved into a nashville rooming house and wooed rachel robards above, the unhappy wife of another lodger named. Though never in reality a first lady, rachel jackson s mixup with her divorce and remarriage impacted and had a detrimental effect on her life and her husband, president jackson until the day of his death. Heaven will be no heaven for me if rachel isnt there. Rachel jackson simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rachel jackson was the wife of andrew jackson, the 7th president of the united states. Rachel donelson robards jackson niece emily donelson jackson and daughterinlaw sarah yorke jackson were first ladies andrew jackson march 15, 1767 june 8, 1845 became a general in the war of 1812 and was considered to be a war hero. Karens first taste of writing came when she submitted a funny anecdote to readers digest. Trapped in a loveless and emotionally abusive marriage, spunky rachel donelson robards nevertheless fell fast and hard for andrew jackson, the chivalrous backwoods lawyer who ambled to her rescue. It was later revealed that he had not, meaning that her marriage to jackson. Lewis robards 17581814, rachel donelson 17671828, and hannah withers winn 1774. Rachel jackson biography birthday, trivia american u. It was there in harrodsburg that rachel married lewis robards at the age of 18.
Rachel donelson jackson 17671828 find a grave memorial. The presidents lady rachel donelson robards jackson. Description of jackson s victory over adams that defined it as a victory of the poorer masses over the entrenched wealthy classes spoils system the popular idea that public offices should be handed out on the basis of political support rather than special qualifications. Jackson declared that he was innocent of any impropriety and refused to.
Army general and presidentelect andrew jackson, who became the seventh president of the united states 182937. Top american libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens library. Rachel donelson robards jackson was married to andrew jackson. See all books authored by errol wayne anderson, including vivid hues iii. Born in presentday halifax county, virginia, rachael was the daughter of colonel john donelson, a surveyor and member of the house of burgesses, and rachel stockleydonelson.
Now her allnew series cranks up the deadly danger and intense desire to the next. She was the daughter of pioneers who settled in tennessee country when she was about 12. After separating several times from her husband, rachel eventually moved to her mothers house in tennessee. Rachel jackson, tennessee girl by christine noble govan book dames and daughters of colonial days by geraldine brooks. Jackson supported rachel, and then revealed to a friend that he had fallen in love with rachel. Andrew jackson married rachel donelson some time in august, 1791, near natchez.
Based on a novel by irving stone who also wrote lust for life about. One of the most controversial presidents to this day, andrew jackson, had a kind and gentle soul as his wife. Although the story of the jackson marriage, whatever the true facts, has come down as one of the most romantic love stories of american history. This is a novel about the life of rachel jackson, wife of president andrew jackson. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. President trump mused in an interview that the civil war could have been avoided if only andrew jackson had been around to stop it.
I began reading a being so gentle in preparation for a musical in which i played rachel jackson. A young lawyer, named andrew jackson, recently arrived from north carolina, was boarding with her mother when rachel arrived. Join facebook to connect with rachael jackson and others you may know. First ladies rachel jackson, emily donelson, and angelica. Lustybooks features large collection of premium sex stories and vintage ebooks from a variety of authors. Tells the story of andrew jackson and his wife, who had been married before to captain lewis robards. Andrew jackson fakebook warren county public schools. It soon became apparent that rachel had also grown to love jackson, and dreaded robards reappearance. According to tradition, lister later wrote in his account book that the charge.
Smears about her honor became a major issue in her husbands 1828 election campaign, and even today the facts of the matter remain somewhat muddled, but she is known to have married lewis robards. The story of the devotion of rachel jackson to andrew and a portrait of one of the most colorful eras in american history. Having over fifty books to her name, sharon sala got introduced to books at the age of four and her love for them has never wavered ever since. Although their life was plagued with rumors of bigamy, the real story was much simpler. Rachel robards jackson was the first of three first ladies who marriages previous to that of a president had ended in divorce. He moved to another house, but kept himself informed about rachels welfare, especially after robards suddenly left for kentucky.
Beginning her writing career as a news reporter, she worked at nationally renowned media organizations such as cspan, hearst newspapers and reuters before moving to colorado and focusing more on creative writing. Hugh mcgary gave testimony that he observed andrew jackson bedding together with rachel donelson robards jackson in july 1790. It has the usual signs of wear that one would expect to see in any paperback book that has been read. Rachel stockley jackson donelson 1767 1828 genealogy. Her family moved from virginia to nashville, tennessee. Later, robards went to kentucky and was thought to have divorced rachel. Andrew jackson s marriage to rachel became a campaign issue in the presidential election of 1828. Andrew jackson triumphed in the 1828 presidential election, but before he could claim his place in the white house, his victory was tainted by sorrow. Robards sued, citing adultery, and his divorce from rachel was final in 1793. Although rachel donelson and andrew jackson did in truth flaunt the moral and legal codes of their times, today they are legendary lovers. Jackson, rachel donelson robards 17671828 wife of andrew jackson. There was no divorce, but she left her husband and moved back into her parents home. Still mourning rachel, he delighted in the marriage, on jan.
A romantic suspense series about a family of lost brothers, wounded souls and a fortune worth fighting for. There was a scandal surrounding the divorce of lewis and rachel and her subsequent marriage to andrew jackson. I thought this would be a great way to learn more about her and help flesh out my character. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties. Errol wayne anderson books list of books by author errol. This would have been rachels song book and she made this. The jacksons never had children of their own, but in 1809 they adopted a nephew and named him andrew jackson, jr. Jackson became interested in rachel while he rented a home from donelsons widow. Although the donelson family and members of their sphere of influence embraced the extralegal union of rachel and andrew jackson a marriage that became legal in january 1794 there is clear evidence that members of the wider tennessee community saw rachel as a fallen woman and jackson as a rake for many years afterward. Jun 15, 2017 rachel jackson, the scandalous divorcee who almost became first lady rachel jackson ran away from her husband and got divorced to marry andrew, an incident that haunted her for life. In october 1791, the married couple returned to nashville, where andrew jackson continued his career of law, crime, land speculation, slave trading, cockfighting, and horse racing. Not much is known about rachels early childhood years.
The homeplace for andrew jackson, the hermitage, advises rachel jackson s mother sent her to natchez, mississippi to visit friends following her supposed divorce from lewis robards. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading rachel, a prism of history. An american life 2005, turns her attention to a dyedinthewool american love story. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Rachel jackson was the title character of a 1951 historical novel by irving stone.
The writer who got hooked to romance at a tender age through the stories of emily loring, grace livingston hill and zane gray also writes as dinah mccall. Rachel jackson, the scandalous divorcee who almost became first lady rachel jackson ran away from her husband and got divorced to marry andrew, an incident that haunted her for life. Rachel met and married an army captain named lewis robards when she was seventeen years. She met andrew jackson while living with her mother. Rachel jackson was married at first to lewis robards in nashville. He also married rachel donelson robards, the estranged wife of an abusive husband. Soon, however, robards created a new crisis by charging jackson with. She died in the period between her husbands election as president and his inauguration. Lee child, and then in order of the character or seriesie.
Rachel donelson was born in presentday halifax county in virginia on june 15, 1767. A part of the adult classics series from liverpool library press this book is in very good condition. Rachel pushed the limits of acceptable society at a time when very few women were claiming their. More information about this seller contact this seller 7. Because they were in spanish territory, a catholic priest conducted the ceremony. Rachel jackson is a writer, editor and bibliophile with a background in political journalism and an affinity for all things wordplay. Rachel jackson ran away from her husband and got divorced to marry. Jackson arrived in washington seething with resentment.
When new york times bestselling author karen robards brought her irresistible brand of hot passion and chilling suspense to the paranormal romance scene with the last victim, it was just the beginning. During her marriage to jackson, she was the object of malicious rumors. The robards perspective can be found in the familys selfpublished book, history and. Jackson had married her in 1791 on the strength of a statement from her husband that he had divorced her. According to tradition, the home is where andrew jackson and rachel robards were married in the drawing room august 1791. Jack reacher where applicable, we provide you with both the publication order of the books written, as well as the chronological order of the books. June 15, 1767 december 22, 1828 was the wife of andrew jackson, the 7th president of the united states. Andrew jackson was married to the same woman twice. She married jackson in 1791, then remarried him in 1794 to prevent confusion stemming from her previous marriage to lewis robards. Why would rachel jackson marry andrew jackson if she was already married to lewis robards. Jackson fell in love with each other, and robards hostile behavior pushed. Andrew jackson blamed his wifes death on the critics who hit their marriage during the 1828. Stricklin spoke on the springfield house north of natchez, miss.
Rachel jackson had been married before, to lewis robards. She was born rachel donelson in virginia the fourth daughter from a total of twelve. Rachel was married to captain lewis robards in kentucky. Born on june 15, 1767, rachel donelson was among 11 children. The web site is no longer updated and links to external web sites and some internal pages will not work. By this time, rachels father had died, and her mother had returned to nashville. By this time, rachel s father had died, and her mother had returned to nashville. Her death had a profound effect upon our government. It is important to note that there are several incorrect facts and dates in this version of what the robards family historian says happened between rachel donelson robards jackson and lewis robards. Rachel jackson was the wife of us president andrew jackson. However, we now know it might not have been that simple since the divorce was not final when rachel donelson and andrew jackson were married in natchez.
At one frontier fort, he met rachel donelson robards, a woman in a troubled marriage. Born in presentday halifax county, virginia, rachael was the daughter of colonel john donelson, a surveyor and member of the house of burgesses, and rachel. The book was compiled by james harvey robards in 1910. At least so harry truman says in merle millers book plain speaking. They hastily remarried in 1794 after robards finally divorced rachel on the grounds of adultery. Rachel had married captain lewis robards of harrodsburg, kentucky without divorcing him. So, he didnt have to have this social political push from from his wife as the. Jackson married rachel donelson, the youngest child of prominent native of nashville, tennessee, john donelson. When he first met rachel, she was married to lewis robards. Jackson once threatened the husbands life for implying he jackson was dishonoring his wife. She married lewis robards of kentucky in 1785, but after three years of a rollercoaster marriage he has gone down in history as a jealous abuser robards left her. This is the real story of andrew and rachel jackson.
Biography of rachel jackson, wife of andrew jackson. The homeplace for andrew jackson, the hermitage, advises rachel jacksons mother sent her to natchez, mississippi to visit friends following her supposed divorce from lewis robards. Andrew jackson facts, information and history on the life of the. Opponents of andrew jackson in the 1824 and 1828 presidential elections unearthed his marriage records to imply that he was an adulterer for marrying rachel robards before she was legally divorced from her first husband. Rachel donelson robards jackson never got to be first lady. Not much is known about rachel s early childhood years. The jackson campaign made up facts for political advantage, but the real story is of the strongwilled rachel. In about 1791, she eloped with andrew jackson, believing that robards had secured the couple a divorce. Life was not easy in the late 1700s, especially if you were a woman stuck in an awful marriage.
Rachel jackson biography national first ladies library. Jackson did not like how robards treated rachel and confronted him about it. The robards family was quite wealthy and important in nashville. The story of rachel jackson kindle edition by warnes, kathy. Charlton heston and susan hayward are andrew and rachel jackson in this. Andrew jackson, seventh president of the united states. While jackson had his military and political career, rachel stayed mostly at their home in nashville, an estate called the hermitage. If you enjoy classic adult novels, then lustybooks is perfect for you.
When she died before his inauguration as president in 1829, the duties of first lady fell to her niece, emily donelson. Rachel jackson chapter huntsville al society united states. A young lawyer, named andrew jackson, recently arrived from north carolina, was boarding with her mother when rachel. A life of andrew jackson jackson practiced law for the next 7 years with extraordinary energy. Join facebook to connect with rachel book and others you may know. Jackson, rachel donelson robards article about jackson. Young rachel was very pretty, with dark brown hair and beautiful eyes. Rachel jackson was married and her life was stormy and basically awful.
Robards tried to rekindle the marriage some time later, but he had hurt and embarrassed rachel so much by sending her home to her family plus the fact that by that time she had met a 22 year old lawyer named andrew jackson. Although rachel donelson susan hayward is married when andrew jackson. Guests talk about the life and influence of first lady rachel jackson, as well as. Scandal aside, her unpretentious kindness won the respect of all who knew her. With susan hayward, charlton heston, john mcintire, fay bainter. Rachel jackson was married to president andrew jackson for nearly four decades, but she died just after he was elected president in 1828. What happened when people found out that rachel jackson was already married. Apr 01, 2011 andrew jackson triumphed in the 1828 presidential election, but before he could claim his place in the white house, his victory was tainted by sorrow. The story of president andrew jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets rachel donaldson robards. May 05, 2017 this is the real story of andrew and rachel jackson. A few months later andrew and rachel married again, in january of 1794. Andrew jackson, american general and seventh president of the united states 182937. Karen robards is an american author of historical romance, contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Although it had been an honest mistake, whispers of adultery and bigamy followed rachel.1511 758 704 312 1428 1443 806 215 394 1065 1566 189 1243 438 320 96 1216 570 1500 1184 554 554 60 169 783 401 1021 202 306