Rachel Jackson (1767-1828) was the wife of U.S. Army general and President-elect Andrew Jackson, who became the seventh president of the United States (1829–37). She died less than three months before his inauguration.
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Rachel Jackson became so well known during her husband Andrew's presidential campaigns that nearly 10,000 mourners attended her funeral on Christmas Eve, 1828.
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