Emily Donelson

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Birthday
1, 1807
Birthplace
Donelson, TN
Death Date
Dec 19, 1836 (29)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1807
Birthplace
Donelson, TN
Death Date
Dec 19, 1836 (29)

About

Niece of United States President Andrew Jackson who served as the White House Hostess and unofficial First Lady of the United States from 1829 to 1836. She became the shortest-lived First Lady in US history after she died of tuberculosis at the young age of 29.

Before Fame

She had a formal education at Nashville Female Academy and was an accomplished student.

Trivia

Her father was the brother of Rachel Donelson, the wife of the future President who unfortunately died in 1828; as a result, Emily took over her duties.

Family Life

She was married to A.J. Donelson in 1824 when she was only seventeen years old.

Associated With

She was the niece of Andrew Jackson.