A Genealogy of the Wives of the American Presidents and Their First Two Generations of Descent


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About the Book

From Martha Washington to Laura Bush, the wife of each U.S. president has found her place in history, often setting trends and doing important work for the nation.
This reference work traces the lineage of all presidents’ wives, arranged alphabetically from Abigail Adams to Jane Wyman. Genealogy reveals that some of the women are connected to one another through common ancestry, sometimes even through royal blood—for example, the bloodlines of Laura Bush and Abigail Adams join at King Henry II and can then be traced to King Pepin the Short, born in 714. Several others can be traced back to King John, William the Conqueror, Charlemagne, and Lady Godiva.
Clearly organized and easy to use, the work includes not only ancestors but offspring, listing children and grandchildren for each woman. Dates of birth, death, and marriage of ancestors, children and grandchildren are included where known.

About the Author(s)

Craig Hart lives in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Bibliographic Details

Craig Hart
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 309
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1956-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8367-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Abigail Adams      3

Louisa Adams      22

Ellen Arthur      24

Barbara Bush      33

Laura Bush      44

Rosalynn Carter      51

Frances Cleveland      55

Hillary Rodham Clinton      63

Grace Coolidge      65

Mary Geneva (Mamie) Eisenhower      73

Abigail Fillmore      85

Caroline Fillmore      88

Elizabeth (Betty) Ford      90

Lucretia Garfield      92

Julia Grant      102

Florence Harding      110

Anna Harrison      113

Caroline Harrison      121

Mary Harrison      123

Lucy Hayes      124

Lou Hoover      129

Rachel Jackson      134

Martha Jefferson      135

Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson      140

Eliza Johnson      143

Jacqueline Kennedy      145

Mary Lincoln      147

Dorothea (Dolley) Madison      153

Ida McKinley      158

Elizabeth Monroe      161

Thelma Catherine (Pat) Nixon      164

Jane Pierce      165

Sarah Polk      177

Jane Reagan (Wyman)      178

Nancy Reagan      181

Alice Roosevelt      186

Edith Roosevelt      189

Eleanor Roosevelt      196

Helen Taft      206

Margaret Taylor      214

Elizabeth (Bess) Truman      217

Julia Tyler      224

Letitia Tyler      228

Hannah Van Buren      231

Martha Washington      234

Edith Wilson      237

Ellen Wilson      244

Sources      251

Index      263

Book Reviews & Awards

“welcome addition…recommended”—ARBA.