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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863)  They had two children.  Frank Robert (1839-1843) and shown here is Benjamin (1841-1853) After the deaths of her children, she was overcome with melancholia and distanced herself during her husband's presidency. She never recovered from the tragedy. For nearly two years, she remained in the upstairs living quarters of the White House. She left the social chores to her aunt Abby Kent-Means and her close friend Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis.

First Lady Jane Pierce, wife of President Franklin Pierce, is shown here with her last surviving son, Benjamin Pierce. The child died in 1853 in a train crash, two months before his father was sworn into office as President.

Thomas Jefferson's wife, they got married when she is almost 23 years old .And she is the only wife in Thomas Jefferson's life.

Martha Washington Jefferson Randolph (September 1772 – October Martha Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson, died several months after.

Edith Roosevelt  ~ Being in centre of things is very interesting, yet the same proportions remain. When I read “The World is to much with us” or “Oh for a closer walk with God” they mean just what they did, so I don’t believe I have been forced into the “first lady of the land” model of my predecessors.”

Edith Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt's second wife. His wife, Alice, died shortly after giving birth to their daughter.

Wedding of First Daughter Nellie Grant, the only daughter of President Ulysses Grant and First Lady Julia Grant

Wedding of First Daughter Nellie Grant, the only daughter of President Ulysses Grant and First Lady Julia Grant

When Frances Folsom married President Grover Cleveland in 1886, she became the youngest first lady in decades and a media sensation.

When Frances Folsom married President Grover Cleveland in she became the youngest first lady in decades and a media sensation. Cleveland’s activities, fashions, and, later, her children.

First Lady Rachel Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson, was the target of a vicious slander campaign during her husband's bid to be president. She died shortly after he won the presidency, and Andrew always blamed his political rivals for her death.

Portrait of Rachel Donelson Jackson from the White House Historical Association White House Collection

James Buchanan (president 1857 - 1861) was not married. His niece Harriet Lane, whom he adopted and raised after she was orphaned, carried out the hostess duties of a First Lady while he was president.

James Buchanan (president 1857 - was not married. His niece Harriet Lane, whom he adopted and raised after she was orphaned, carried out the hostess duties of a First Lady while he was president.

President Coolidge and Helen Keller 1926

Helen Keller Met Charlie Chaplin In 1919, And The Rest Was History

President Calvin Coolidge and Helen Keller- Keller is remembered as a world famous speaker, author, and political activist. Keller was both blind and deaf from birth.

Mary Todd Lincoln 1861 Matthew Brady portrait

I like this because it shows how luxurious Abraham Lincolns wife lived

Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were married on St. Patrick's Day 1905 in New York City.  The bride was given away by her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt.

March FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt Marry On this day in Franklin Delano Roosevelt married his distant cousin Eleanor Roosevelt in New York. Eleanor’s uncle President Theodore Roosevelt.

First Ladies: Ida Saxton McKinley

First Ladies Ida Saxton McKinley (June 1847 – May wife of William McKinley, was First Lady of the United States from 1897 to President of the United States FirstLady

The new President Hoover and First Lady going to their new home in the White House, March 4, 1929

The new President Hoover and First Lady going to their new home in the White House, March 1929

Eleanor-Roosevelt 1905

Eleanor Roosevelt Photo 8x10 Wedding Day 1905 Franklin FDR COLORIZED

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as a bride in She wed Franklin Delano Roosevelt (her father's fifth cousin) and was then known as Eleanor Roosevelt.

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First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler, BIO, wife of President John Tyler. First Lady 1841 - 1842 Letitia's tenure as First Lady ended with her death. She was the first of three First Ladies to die during her incumbency and in the White House itself.

Carta del Jefe indio Seattle a Franklin Pierce, Presidente de los EEUU.

Carta del Jefe indio Seattle a Franklin Pierce, Presidente de los EEUU.

Franklin Pierce, Seattle, Highlights, Native Americans, United States, Extensions, Presidents, Chunky Highlights, Highlight

Jane Pierce: Wife of Franklin Pierce and the daughter of a reverend, the First Lady was remembered as a petite, frail and melancholy figure

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies

Jane Pierce: Wife of President Franklin Pierce and the daughter of a reverend, the First Lady was remembered as a petite, frail and melancholy figure. The Pierces had three children, all of whom died young

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