Wives and Children of the Presidents

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 Smith 1744, Mass. 1764 1818 3 2
Jefferson2 Martha Wayles Skelton 1748, Va. 1772 1782 1 5
Madison Dorothy “Dolley” Payne Todd 1768, N.C. 1794 1849
Monroe Elizabeth “Eliza” Kortright 1768, N.Y. 1786 1830 2
J. Q. Adams Louisa Catherine Johnson 1775, England 1797 1852 3 1
Jackson Rachel Donelson Robards 1767, Va. 1791 1828
Van Buren Hannah Hoes 1788, N.Y. 1807 1819 4
W. H. Harrison Anna Symmes 1775, N.J. 1795 1864 6 4
Tyler Letitia Christian 1790, Va. 1813 1842 3 5
  Julia Gardiner 1820, N.Y. 1844 1889 5 2
Polk Sarah Childress 1803, Tenn. 1824 1891
Taylor Margaret Smith 1788, Md. 1810 1852 1 5
Fillmore Abigail Powers 1798, N.Y. 1826 1853 1 1
  Caroline Carmichael McIntosh 1813, N.J. 1858 1881
Pierce Jane Means Appleton 1806, N.H. 1834 1863 3
Buchanan (Unmarried)
Lincoln Mary Todd 1818, Ky. 1842 1882 4
A. Johnson Eliza McCardle 1810, Tenn. 1827 1876 3 2
Grant Julia Dent 1826, 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 Folsom 1864, N.Y. 1886 1947 2 3
B. Harrison Caroline Lavinia Scott 1832, Ohio 1853 1892 1 1
  Mary Scott Lord Dimmick 1858, Pa. 1896 1948 1
McKinley Ida Saxton 1847, Ohio 1871 1907 2
T. Roosevelt Alice Hathaway Lee 1861, Mass. 1880 1884 1
  Edith Kermit Carow 1861, Conn. 1886 1948 4 1
Taft Helen Herron 1861, Ohio 1886 1943 2 1
Wilson Ellen Louise Axson 1860, Ga. 1885 1914 3
  Edith Bolling Galt 1872, Va. 1915 1961
Harding Florence Kling DeWolfe 1860, Ohio 1891 1924
Coolidge Grace Anna Goodhue 1879, Vt. 1905 1957 2
Hoover Lou Henry 1875, Iowa 1899 1944 2
F. D. Roosevelt (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt 1884, N.Y. 1905 1962 5 1
Truman Bess Wallace 1885, Mo. 1919 1982 1
Eisenhower Mamie Geneva Doud 1896, Iowa 1916 1979 2
Kennedy Jacqueline Lee Bouvier 1929, N.Y. 1953 1994 2 1
L. B. Johnson Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor 1912, Tex. 1934 2
Nixon Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan 1912, Nev. 1940 1993 2
Ford Elizabeth “Betty” Bloomer Warren 1918, Ill. 1948 3 1
Carter Rosalynn Smith 1928, Ga. 1946 3 1
Reagan Jane Wyman 1914, Mo. 19403 14 1
  Nancy Davis 1921, N.Y. 1952 1 1
G.H.W. Bush Barbara Pierce 1925, N.Y. 1945 4 2
Clinton Hillary Rodham 1947, Ill. 1975 1
G. W. Bush Laura Welch 1946, Tex. 1977 2
Barack Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson 1964, Illinois 1992 2
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.
 
Burial Places of the Presidents U.S. Presidents Presidential Libraries
 

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