Family

 
Family

Andrew and Rachel Jackson adopted one nephew, son of Rachel's brother Severn, as Andrew Jackson Junior.  Jackson also served as guardian for several children, some from the family and others the children of friends.  Some of his friends, such as General John Coffee and artist Ralph E. W. Earl married Rachel's nieces.  After Rachel's death, Jackson took several members of his extended family to Washington to live with him at the White House.  Niece Mary Eastin married Lucius Polk and great-niece Mary Emily Donelson was born in the White House.