American First Ladies
Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863) They had two children. Frank Robert (1839-1843) and shown here is Benjamin (1841-1853) After the deaths of her children, she was overcome with melancholia and distanced herself during her husband's presidency. She never recovered from the tragedy. For nearly two years, she remained in the upstairs living quarters of the White House. She left the social chores to her aunt Abby Kent-Means and her close friend Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis.
Mary Anna Jackson, wife of Stonewall Jackson. 1850. It is believed that Stonewall Jackson loved Mary Anna fervently and was totally devoted to her. Mary Anna was General Jackson's second wife. She had two daughters to the General. Anna their first daughter died soon after childbirth. Then later Julia was born just before his death. Julia died in her twenties. Mary Anna lived till 83. She died in 1915.