President Andrew Jackson Kept His Wife Close, Even After Her Death

We’ve heard a lot about Andrew Jackson, especially his role in the Trail of Tears but what you may not have known is that he certainly loved his wife Rachel. In 1828 when he was elected to the presidency of the United States, his wife died before he was sworn into office. It was a very difficult time for him. He never got over the loss. To feel close to her, he fastened her picture onto a chain and wore it next to his heart until the day he died.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy.

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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