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  • ID: I38369
  • Name: Andrew JACKSON , Jr.
  • RELA: 11th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 MAR 1767 in Waxhaws Dist., Newcaster Co., SC
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee BET 4 DEC 1796 AND 26 SEP 1797
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Tennessee BET 26 SEP 1797 AND 1 APR 1798
  • Event: Appointed BET 10 MAR 1821 AND 31 DEC 1821 Governor of Florida
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Tennessee BET 4 MAR 1823 AND 14 OCT 1825
  • Event: Elected BET MAR 1829 AND 1837 7th President of the United States
  • Death: 8 JUN 1845 in Hermitage, near Nashville, TN
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President Andrew Jackson>
  • Event: Military service Maj. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Event: Military service Col., Tennessee Militia
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    JACKSON, Andrew, a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee and 7th President of the United States; born on March 15, 1767; in the Waxhaw Settlement in South Carolina; attended an old-field school; though just a boy, participated in the battle of Hanging Rock during the Revolution, captured by the British and imprisoned; worked for a time in a saddler's shop and afterward taught school; studied law in Salisbury, N.C.; admitted to the bar in 1787; moved to Jonesboro (now Tennessee) in 1788 and commenced practice; appointed solicitor of the western district of North Carolina, comprising what is now the State of Tennessee, in 1788; held the same position in the territorial government of Tennessee after 1791; delegate to the convention to frame a constitution for the new State 1796; upon the admission of Tennessee as a State into the Union was elected to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from December 5, 1796, until his resignation in September 1797; elected as a Democratic Republican in September 1797 to the United States Senate for the term that had commenced March 4, 1797, and served from September 26, 1797, until his resignation in April 1798; judge of the State supreme court of Tennessee 1798- 1804; engaged in planting and in mercantile pursuits; served in the Creek War of 1813 as commander of Tennessee forces; his victory in the Creek War brought him a commission as major general in the United States Army in May 1814; led his army to victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815; received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal by resolution of February 27, 1815; commanded an expedition which captured Florida in 1817; served as Governor of the new territory in 1821; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1823, to October 14, 1825, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Eighteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for President in 1824; elected as a Democrat as President of the United States in 1828; reelected in 1832 and served from March 4, 1829, to March 3, 1837; retired to his country home, the 'Hermitage,' near Nashville, Tenn., where he died June 8, 1845; interment in the garden on his estate.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Andrew JACKSON b: ABT 1730 in Limvady, Ulster, Ireland
    Mother: Elizabeth HUTCHISON b: ABT 1740 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Rachel DONELSON b: 15 JUN 1767 in Hialifax Co., VA
    • Married: 1791 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS
    1. Has Children Andrew JACKSON III adopted b: 22 DEC 1809 in Davidson Co., TN
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