Rumors were that Peggy O'Neale was having an affair with John Eaton. Her husband died, and she married Eaton. Eaton was appointed by Jackson as Sec. of War, making Peggy a cabinet wife. The other cabinet wives, led by Mrs. Calhoun refused to receive her. Jackson was furious, and demanded members of the cabinet to accept her into their social world. Calhoun, under pressure from his wife, refused. Falling out with Jackson. Van Buren befriended them.