As the wife of 23rd United States president
She studied at the Oxford Female Institute in the early 1850s, graduating with a music degree and subsequently teaching in Carrollton, Kentucky.
After she died of tuberculosis at the age of sixty,
She grew up in Oxford, Ohio, as the daughter of Mary Potts Neal and Presbyterian minister and mathematics professor
Her husband's grandfather, William Henry Harrison, served a less than two-month term as President of the United States (he died in office in 1841).