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Jackson Family Cemetery -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 36° 12.881 W 086° 36.721
16S E 534872 N 4007830
Quick Description: A sign of history at the entrance to the Pres. Andrew Jackson family cemetery at his home at The Hermitage
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2019 4:33:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM10CA9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
A small cemetery on the grounds of the Hermitage holds the remains of President Andrew Jackson, his beloved wife Rachel, their children and family members, plus a favorite slave named Alfred.

The cemetery is part of the grounds tour at the Hermitage.

A sign at the entrance to the graveyard reads as follows:

"THE JACKSON FAMILY CEMETERY

Andrew Jackson strong sense of family extended beyond those he embraced during his lifetime.

Reaching into the future to touch generations yet to come, he deeded a small portion of the garden in trust to serve as a family cemetery. Stones marked the graves of 16 family members, and one family friend. This diagram shows the stones in the same order as they stand before you.

The oldest of Jackson's grandchildren, Rachel, or "my pet" as Jackson Calder, provided much of the information we have about the Jackson family during Andrew Jackson's retirement and after his death. She married Doctor John Marshall Lawrence in 1853, and they had 9 children.

The youngest of Jackson's grandchildren who survived infancy, Samuel attended the Western Military Institute in Sumner County, Tennessee. He died of injuries suffered at the battle of Chickamauga while serving in the Confederate Army.

Andrew Jackson III, graduated from West Point in 1857 and fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. After the war, he returned to the Hermitage and lived with his mother, Sarah. He married Amy Rich in 1885, with whom he had 2 children. He and his family were the last people to live in the Hermitage mansion before it became a museum."
Group that erected the marker: The Hermitage Association

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
The Hermitage
Hermitage, TN


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