Rachael Donelson Robards Jackson
- Andrew Jackson Jr. December 04, 1808 – April 17, 1865, a nephew of Rachel Jackson
- Lyncoya Jackson, about 1811 – July 1828, an American Indian child that Andrew Jackson found on a battlefield and raised by the Jacksons from age two
- Legal guardians for six boys and two girls, who were nieces and nephews of Rachel Jackson
The charge of adultery was used against Andrew Jackson during the campaign for President. It was said she was an adulteress, a bigamist and a divorcee by the factor supporting John Quincy Adams. The shame of this led to a stress on a bad heart. In addition, the death of her son, Lyncoya, in July 1828 added to her stress. She had a heart attack in the fall of 1828, from which she seemed to recover, however she died in December 1828.
Focus while in the White House
Andrew Jackson designated Emily Donelson, Rachel Jackson’s niece, to be the official hostess in the White House. The first time a relative of the president was given a formal status in the White House.