Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 16:54:38 EDT From: Michael Montgomery 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