Wives and Children of the Presidents

This table displays data about the spouses of U.S. Presidents, including the years of birth, death, and marriage, as well as the gender and number of children for each couple.

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President Wife's name Year and place
of wife's birth
Married Wife died Children1
Sons Daughters
Washington Martha Dandridge Custis 1732, Va. 1759 1802
John Adams Abigail Smith1744, Mass. 1764 1818 3 2
Jefferson2Martha Wayles Skelton1748, Va. 1772 1782 1 5
Madison Dorothy “Dolley” Payne Todd1768, N.C. 1794 1849
Monroe Elizabeth “Eliza” Kortright1768, N.Y. 1786 1830 2
J. Q. Adams Louisa Catherine Johnson1775, England 1797 1852 3 1
Jackson Rachel Donelson Robards1767, Va. 1791 1828
Van Buren Hannah Hoes1788, N.Y. 1807 1819 4
W. H. Harrison Anna Symmes1775, N.J. 1795 1864 6 4
Tyler Letitia Christian1790, Va.1813184235
 Julia Gardiner1820, N.Y. 1844 1889 5 2
Polk Sarah Childress 1803, Tenn. 1824 1891
Taylor Margaret Smith 1788, Md. 1810 1852 1 5
Fillmore Abigail Powers1798, N.Y.182618531 1
 Caroline Carmichael McIntosh 1813, N.J. 1858 1881
Pierce Jane Means Appleton 1806, N.H. 1834 1863 3
Buchanan (Unmarried)
Lincoln Mary Todd1818, Ky. 1842 1882 4
A. Johnson Eliza McCardle 1810, Tenn. 1827 1876 3 2
Grant Julia Dent1826, Mo. 1848 1902 3 1
Hayes Lucy Ware Webb 1831, Ohio 1852 1889 7 1
Garfield Lucretia Rudolph 1832, Ohio 1858 1918 5 2
Arthur Ellen Lewis Herndon 1837, Va. 1859 1880 2 1
Cleveland Frances Folsom1864, N.Y. 1886 1947 2 3
B. Harrison Caroline Lavinia Scott1832, Ohio1853 189211
 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick 1858, Pa. 18961948 1
McKinley Ida Saxton 1847, Ohio 1871 1907 2
T. Roosevelt Alice Hathaway Lee1861, Mass.1880 18841
 Edith Kermit Carow 1861, Conn. 18861948 4 1
Taft Helen Herron1861, Ohio 1886 1943 2 1
Wilson Ellen Louise Axson1860, Ga.1885 19143
 Edith Bolling Galt1872, Va. 19151961
Harding Florence Kling DeWolfe1860, Ohio 1891 1924
Coolidge Grace Anna Goodhue1879, Vt. 1905 1957 2
Hoover Lou Henry1875, Iowa 1899 1944 2
F. D. Roosevelt (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt1884, N.Y. 1905 1962 5 1
Truman Bess Wallace1885, Mo. 1919 1982 1
Eisenhower Mamie Geneva Doud1896, Iowa 1916 1979 2
Kennedy Jacqueline Lee Bouvier1929, N.Y. 1953 1994 2 1
L. B. Johnson Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor1912, Tex. 1934 2
Nixon Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan1912, Nev. 1940 1993 2
Ford Elizabeth “Betty” Bloomer Warren1918, Ill. 1948 3 1
Carter Rosalynn Smith1928, Ga. 1946 3 1
Reagan Jane Wyman1914, Mo.19403141
 Nancy Davis1921, N.Y. 1952 1 1
G.H.W. Bush Barbara Pierce1925, N.Y. 1945 4 2
Clinton Hillary Rodham1947, Ill. 1975 1
G. W. BushLaura Welch1946, Tex.19772
Barack ObamaMichelle LaVaughn Robinson1964, Illinois19922
1. Includes children who died in infancy.
2. Number of children listed here reflects only children Jefferson had with Martha Wayles Skelton. Scientists and historians agree, based on DNA evidence, that Jefferson may have fathered at least one child with slave Sally Hemings.
3. Divorced in 1948.
4. Adopted.

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