Andrew Jackson

by follers on December 10, 2011

Date of Birth: March 15, 1767

Place of Birth: Waxhaws border region between North Carolina and South Carolina (exact location disputed)

Date of Death: June 8, 1845

Place of Death: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), English, as well as remote Welsh and French

Andrew Jackson was an American statesman. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 7th President of the United States, having served from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. He was elected to the position in 1828 and 1832. He was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from December 4, 1796 to September 26, 1797, a United States Senator from Tennessee, from September 26, 1797 to April 1, 1798, and again from March 4, 1823 to October 14, 1825, and a Military Governor of Florida, from March 10, 1821 to December 31, 1821.

He was also a Democratic-Republican Party candidate for President of the United States in 1824, when he won a plurality of the popular vote.

President Jackson was the son of Elizabeth (Hutchinson) and Andrew Jackson. His parents were from Carrickfergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland. They also had recent English ancestry. President Jackson also had remote Welsh and French roots. All eight of President Jackson’s great-grandparents were born outside of the United States, a rarity among American Presidents.

He was married to Rachel (Donelson) Jackson. He had three adopted children, including two who were Native American.

President Jackson’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Anthony Jackson, who was born, c. 1578, in Killingswood Grove, Yorkshire, England.

President Jackson’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Jackson (the son of Thomas Jackson and Isabella Thompson). Hugh was born in Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Thomas was the son of John Jackson and Katherine McKinley.

President Jackson’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Creath.

President Jackson’s maternal grandfather was Francis Cyrus Hobart Hutchinson (the son of John Hutchinson and Mary Hobart). Francis was born in Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, England, to a father from Owthorpe and a mother from Antrim, Ireland. John was the son of John Hutchinson and Lucy Apsley.

President Jackson’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Lisle (the daughter of John Lisle and Elizabeth). Margaret was born in Antrim, Carrickfergus, Ireland.

Source: Genealogy of President Jackson – https://www.geni.com

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John Quincy Adams

by savanna on November 30, 2011

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Date of Birth: July 11, 1767

Place of Birth: Braintree, Province of Massachusetts Bay (now Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.)

Date of Death: February 23, 1848

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, smaller amounts of French, Breton, 1/128th Sicilian/Italian

John Quincy Adams was an American statesman. As a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he served as the sixth President of the United States, from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829. He was elected to the position in 1824.

He was the Democratic-Republican Party’s nominee for re-election as President of the United States in 1828. While he was not a candidate, he received an electoral vote for President from a faithless elector in the 1820 presidential election.

President Adams was the son of President John Adams and First Lady Abigail (Smith) Adams. He was married to Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams, with whom he had four children.

President Adams was also the U.S. Minister to the Netherlands, from November 6, 1794 to June 20, 1797, the U.S. Minister to Prussia, from December 5, 1797 to May 5, 1801, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from March 4, 1803 to June 8, 1808, the U.S. Minister to Russia, from November 5, 1809 to April 28, 1814, the U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James’s, from April 28, 1814 to September 22, 1817, the U.S. Secretary of State, from September 22, 1817 to March 4, 1825, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, from March 4, 1831 to February 23, 1848.

President Adams’ paternal grandfather was John Adams (the son of Joseph Adams and Hannah Bass). President Adams’ grandfather John was born in Massachusetts, of English, 1/8 Scottish, small amounts of French and Breton, and 1/32 Italian/Sicilian, descent. Joseph was the son of Joseph Adams and Abigail Baxter. President Adams’ great-great-grandfather Joseph was born in Somerset, England, the son of Henry Adams and Edith Squire. Abigail was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of English-born parents, Gregory Baxter (whose own parents were Scottish) and Margaret Paddy. President Adams’ great-grandmother Hannah was the daughter of John Bass and Ruth Alden; John was born in Saffron Waldon, Essex, England, the son of Samuel Bass, who had French, Breton, and 1/4 Italian (Sicilian) ancestry, and of Anne Savell/Saville. President Adams’ great-great-grandmother Ruth was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of English parents, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

President Adams’ paternal grandmother was Susanna/Susannah Boylston (the daughter of Peter Boylston and Ann/Anne White). Susanna was born in Massachusetts, of English ancestry. Peter was the son of Thomas Boylston and Mary Gardner. Ann was the daughter of Benjamin White and Susannah Cogswell.

President Adams’ maternal grandfather was William Smith (the son of William Smith and Abigail Fowle). President Adams’ grandfather William was born in Massachusetts. President Adams’ great-grandfather William was the son of Thomas Smith, who was born in Dartmouth, Devon, England, and of Sarah Boylston, who was born in Massachusetts, to English parents. Abigail was the daughter of Isaac Fowle and Beriah Bright, who were both born in Massachusetts, both of them to English parents.

President Adams’ maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Quincy (the daughter of John Quincy and Elizabeth Norton). President Adams’ maternal grandmother Elizabeth was born in Massachusetts, of English descent. President Adams was named after his maternal great-grandfather, John Quincy, who was the son of Daniel Quincy and Anna Shepard. President Adams’ great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of John Norton and Mary Mason.

Sources: Genealogies of President Adams – http://famouskin.com