6 Presidents With Single Mamas

Single mom inspiration: you could be raising a future commander-in-chief! Check out our list of the six presidents whose formative years were shaped by their single mothers (7 Photos)

Stephanie Stearns Dulli on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:47AM

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6 Presidents With Single Mamas

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson never knew his father, also named Andrew, who was killed in a logging accident three weeks before the future president was born. Jackson was raised alongside his two older brothers by their mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Hutchinson Jackson, at the home of one of her sisters. Betty was a strong and independent woman, travelling to Charleston during the Revolutionary War to tend to wounded soldiers. Sadly, she fell ill and passed away when Andrew was just 14, leaving the seventh president an orphan.

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