Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 16:54:38 EDT
From: Michael Montgomery N270053[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU
Subject: Naming after Presidents
EArlier today Chuck Coker wrote that it was ironic that Andrew Jackson,
under whose administration the Trail of Tears occurred, had married a
Cherokee woman. Am I misremembering my Tennessee history? Jackson
married Rachel Donelson, but was she part Cherokee? Perhaps Coker is
confusing Jackson with Sam Houston, who did marry a Cherokee woman in
Blount County sometime around 1819; Houston was governor of Tennessee
before going to Texas.
Haven't had time to look this up, though.
Michael MOntgomery, Dept of English, U of South CArolina, Columbia SC 29208