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Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison (1775 - 1864), wife of President William Henry Harrison and the grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison, was nominally First Lady of the United States during her husband's one-month term in 1841, but she never entered the White House. public domain from loc. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Order: 9th President Vice President: John Tyler Term of office: March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841 Preceded by: Martin Van Buren Succeeded by: John Tyler Date of birth: February 9, 1773 Place of birth: Berkeley, Virginia Date of death: April 4, 1841 Place of death: Washington D.C. First Lady... This article is about the President. ... Laura Bush, Current First Lady (2001-present) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ...


She was born in near Morristown, New Jersey in on July 25, 1775 to Judge John Cleves and Anna Tuthill Symmes of Long Island. When her mother died in 1776 her father disguised himself as a British soldier to carry her on horseback through the British lines to her grandparents on Long Island, who cared for her during the rest of the war. Morristown is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814) was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest Territory. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... Image of Long Island taken by NASA. Long Island, part of New York State, is an island off the North American coast, some 118 miles (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20 miles (32 km) wide, extending from New York Harbor into the North Atlantic Ocean. ...


When she was thirteen years old, she went with her father and stepmother into the Ohio wilderness in spite of Indian dangers, and settled at North Bend, Ohio. A few years later she met young army officer, William Harrison, who was stationed at Fort Washington, a military post long since covered by downtown Cincinnati. The young couple was married on November 25, 1795 at North Bend. The bride and groom were 20 and 22 years old. Though Harrison came from one of the best families of Virginia, Judge Symmes did not want his daughter to face the hard life of frontier forts; but eventually, seeing her happiness, he accepted her choice. Over the years the couple had six sons and four daughters: Elizabeth (1795), John Cleves (1798), Lucy (1800), William Henry, Jr. (1802), John Scott (1804), Benjamin (1806), Mary (1809), Carter (1811), Anna (1813), and James (died as an infant). North Bend is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Cincinnati, The Queen City (also The Queen of the West, The Blue Chip City, The City of Seven Hills, and also referred to as Cincy) is a city in Southwestern Ohio, United States. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Though Harrison won fame as an Indian fighter and hero of the War of 1812, he spent much of his life in a civilian career. His service in Congress as territorial delegate from Ohio gave Anna and their two children a chance to visit his family at Berkeley, their plantation on the James River. Her third child was born on that trip, at Richmond in September 1800. Harrison's appointment as governor of Indiana Territory took them even farther into the wilderness; he built a handsome house at Vincennes that blended fortress and plantation mansion. The Battle of Tippecanoe was a decisive victory by United States forces led by then-Governor of the Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison over the forces of Tecumsehs growing American Indian confederation. ... The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. ... The James River in the state of Virginia is 547 km (340 miles) long and drains a watershed encompassing 26 000 km² (10 000 square miles), home to 2. ... Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ...


Facing war in 1812, the family went to the farm at North Bend. There, at news of her husband's landslide electoral victory in 1840, home-loving Anna said simply: "I wish that my husband's friends had left him where he is, happy and contented in retirement." North Bend is the name of several places in the United States of America: North Bend, Ohio North Bend, Oregon North Bend, Washington This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


When her husband was inaugurated in 1841, she was detained by illness at their home in North Bend. When she decided not to go to Washington with him, the President-elect asked his daughter-in-law Jane Irwin Harrison, widow of his namesake son, to accompany him and act as hostess until Anna's proposed arrival in May. Half a dozen other relatives happily went with them. On April 4, exactly one month after his inauguration, the President died. Anna was packing for the move to the White House when she learned of William's death in Washington, so she never made the journey. 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ...


After his death she lived with her son (John Scott Harrison) in North Bend, and helped raise his children, including eight year old Benjamin who became President of the United States. She died at the age of 88, on February 25, 1864 at home in North Bend, Ohio. John Scott Harrison (1804-1878) was an American Congressman who represented the second district of Ohio from 1853 to 1857. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... North Bend is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ...

Preceded by:
Angelica Van Buren
First Ladies of the United States Succeeded by:
Jane Irwin Harrison

Angelica Singleton Van Buren (February 13, 1818-December 29, United States President Martin Van Buren. ... Laura Bush Current First Lady (2001- ) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ...

Reference

  • Original text based on White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/ah9.html)

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Harrison was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended the public schools of Omaha, Nebraska, and Washington, D.C. He went to the College of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska in 1919 and 1920.
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Harrison was a tall man, and when in Congress he was referred to by fellow westerners as a Buckeye, as were other tall pioneers on the Ohio frontier, as a term of endearment in respect of the Buckeye chestnut tree.
Anna Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (567 words)
Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison (1775 - 1864), wife of President William Henry Harrison and the grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison, was nominally First Lady of the United States during her husband's one-month term in 1841, but she never entered the White House.
Harrison's appointment as governor of Indiana Territory took them even farther into the wilderness; he built a handsome house at Vincennes that blended fortress and plantation mansion.
Anna was packing for the move to the White House when she learned of William's death in Washington, so she never made the journey.
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