Rachel Donelson of Tennessee married Louis Robards when she was 18.

They were separated shortly after the ceremony.

Mistakenly thinking they had obtained a divorce (frontier communication was spotty and difficult), she married Andrew Jackson in 1791 at the age of 24.

Her divorce was not final, and technically, she was a bigamist.

When the divorce was final, she re-wed Jackson.

their love-filled marriage was marred by this unfortunate misunderstanding, which Jackson's political enemies used against him.

The vilification she suffered from his foes in the 1828 presidential election hastened her death from a heart attack shortly before his Inauguration.

She was buried in the gown she had selected to wear to the Inaugural Ball.

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