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Wives and Children of U.S. Presidents

A chart listing the wives and children of the U.S. presidents.
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President Wife's name Year and place
of wife's birth
Married Wife died Children1
Sons Daughters
Washington Martha Dandridge Custis 1732, Va. 1759 1802
John Adams Abigail Smith 1744, Mass. 1764 1818 3 2
Jefferson 2Martha Wayles Skelton 1748, Va. 1772 1782 1 5
Madison Dorothy “Dolley” Payne Todd 1768, N.C. 1794 1849
Monroe Elizabeth “Eliza” Kortright 1768, N.Y. 1786 1830 2
J. Q. Adams Louisa Catherine Johnson 1775, England 1797 1852 3 1
Jackson Rachel Donelson Robards 1767, Va. 1791 1828
Van Buren Hannah Hoes 1788, N.Y. 1807 1819 4
W. H. Harrison Anna Symmes 1775, N.J. 1795 1864 6 4
Tyler Letitia Christian1790, Va.1813184234
Julia Gardiner 1820, N.Y. 1844 1889 5 2
Polk Sarah Childress 1803, Tenn. 1824 1891
Taylor Margaret Smith 1788, Md. 1810 1852 1 5
Fillmore Abigail Powers1798, N.Y.182618531 1
Caroline Carmichael McIntosh 1813, N.J. 1858 1881
Pierce Jane Means Appleton 1806, N.H. 1834 1863 3
Buchanan (Unmarried)
Lincoln Mary Todd 1818, Ky. 1842 1882 4
A. Johnson Eliza McCardle 1810, Tenn. 1827 1876 3 2
Grant Julia Dent 1826, Mo. 1848 1902 3 1
Hayes Lucy Ware Webb 1831, Ohio 1852 1889 7 1
Garfield Lucretia Rudolph 1832, Ohio 1858 1918 5 2
Arthur Ellen Lewis Herndon 1837, Va. 1859 1880 2 1
Cleveland Frances Folsom 1864, N.Y. 1886 1947 2 3
B. Harrison Caroline Lavinia Scott1832, Ohio1853 189211
Mary Scott Lord Dimmick 1858, Pa. 18961948 1
McKinley Ida Saxton 1847, Ohio 1871 1907 2
T. Roosevelt Alice Hathaway Lee1861, Mass.1880 18841
Edith Kermit Carow 1861, Conn. 18861948 4 1
Taft Helen Herron 1861, Ohio 1886 1943 2 1
Wilson Ellen Louise Axson1860, Ga.1885 19143
Edith Bolling Galt 1872, Va. 19151961
Harding Florence Kling DeWolfe 1860, Ohio 1891 1924
Coolidge Grace Anna Goodhue 1879, Vt. 1905 1957 2
Hoover Lou Henry 1875, Iowa 1899 1944 2
F. D. Roosevelt (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt 1884, N.Y. 1905 1962 5 1
Truman Bess Wallace 1885, Mo. 1919 1982 1
Eisenhower Mamie Geneva Doud 1896, Iowa 1916 1979 2
Kennedy Jacqueline Lee Bouvier 1929, N.Y. 1953 1994 2 1
L. B. Johnson Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor 1912, Tex. 1934 2
Nixon Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan 1912, Nev. 1940 1993 2
Ford Elizabeth “Betty” Bloomer Warren 1918, Ill. 1948 3 1
Carter Rosalynn Smith 1928, Ga. 1946 3 1
Reagan Jane Wyman1914, Mo.19403141

Nancy Davis
1921 (?)5, N.Y. 1952 1 1
Bush Barbara Pierce 1925, N.Y. 1945 4 2
Clinton Hillary Rodham 1946, Ill. 1975 1
G. W. BushLaura Welch1946, Tex.1977——2
Barack ObamaMichelle LaVaughn Robinson1964, Illinois1992——2

1. Includes children who died in infancy.
2. Number of children listed here reflects only children Jefferson had with Martha Wayles Skelton. Scientists and historians are debating DNA evidence suggesting Jefferson fathered at least one child with slave Sally Hemings.
3. Divorced in 1948.
4. Adopted.
5. Birthday officially given as 1923 but her high school and college records show 1921 for year of birth.

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