President Andrew Jackson

Larry Hanna from Missouri has an interesting family connection with 19th Century U.S. General and President Andrew Jackson.

His ancestor Janet Hutchinson married James Crawford; they had five daughters (Martha, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary, and Jennie) and seven sons (Thomas, Alexander, John, George, Joseph, William and James, Crawford Jr.).

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Janet’s sister, married Andrew Jackson Sr. and had three sons, Hugh, Robert, and Andrew Jr.

The Crawfords settled at Waxhaw Creek, South Carolina; the Jacksons, on nearby Twelve Mile Creek. On the death of her sister’s husband in 1767, Mrs. Jackson took up her permanent abode in the Crawford household. A few days later she gave birth to her third son, the future general and president of the United States, whom she named Andrew after his deceased father.

Thus, the Crawford children were first cousins to the Jacksons, through their mothers.  From that generation, James Crawford Jr. married Christiana White. Their children were Sarah, Isabella, Henrietta, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, William White, James Leslie, and Andrew Jackson Crawford. Margaret married George H. Hanna; Jane married William P. Hanna and Elizabeth married James Hervey Hanna, who is Larry’s great-great-great-grandfather!

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  1. Patricia Prichard Viera
    Patricia Prichard Viera says:

    My Grandfather always said “we were kin” with Pres. Andrew Jackson. I thought that it was possibly through another line, Rebecca Jackson, on Abt. 17761020, 1021, daughter of James Jackson and Susanna Brooks.married Abiud Fairchild , Wilkes County, NC. My Hannah Line descends from Capt. Patrick Hanna – Samuel Hanna – Mary Brady – Ebenezer Hanna – family resides in Johnson County, KY. What was source of information? How does our family relate to his?

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