Martha Dandridge Curtis. After his death, burned all letters to retain privacy.
wife Martha died years before. Daughter Martha (called Patsy)
Dolley(saved items from White House when it was burned)
Louisa (1/2 British grew up in Eng)
Rachel Donelson (divorcee - major scandal). Died 2 months bef inaug. Niece Emily bec hostess.
Hannah (died bef bec pres). Daughter-in-law Angelica bec hostess.
Anna (packing to join him in Wash when he died).
Letitia - invalid, died. Julia 2nd wife (30 years younger).
Sarah - Hosted first Thanksgiving dinner at WH. Banned dancing & liquor at WH. She was consulted on policy. No children. Was pres's secretary.
Margaret. Vowed not to go into society if husband returned safely from war. (Daughter married Jefferson Davis).
Abigail - met at college(his teacher). Estab WH library. 1st to have job after marriage.
Jane - only surviving son killed in RR accident before parents eyes just before inaug. She did not like to appear in public for 2 years.
None - Only bachelor pres. Niece Harriet served as hostess.
Mary Todd. Accused of being Confederate spy (4 brothers joined Confed). 12 yr old son died during term & she became mentally ill. Wild shopping sprees.
Eliza - taught him to read & write.
Julia Boggs Dent - captured during Civil War. He wrote his memoirs as dying of cancer as a way of supporting her after his death.
Lucy (Lemonade Lucy). Banned all liquor from state functions. Held first Easter Egg roll at WH. 1st first lady to grad from college.
Lucretia (80-day vigil by his bedside after he was shot).
Ellen (died before presidency). He dedicated a stain glass window to her in church where he could see it from WH.
Frances Folsom.She 21, he 49 when married. Told WH staff to take care of furniture because they would be back - she was right.
2 wives. Caroline (had daughter younger than grandchildren). Scared of light switches - servants turned off and on in WH.