The wife of the eighth U.S. President, Martin Van Buren. She is still considered a First Lady of the United States despite the fact that she died before her husband became President.
She and Martin grew up as childhood sweethearts, in a tight-knit Dutch community in New York.
Her oldest son married a relative of Dolley Madison's (James Madison's wife).
She had four children with Martin Van Buren.
One of her sons married a relative of Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving.