Near Lancaster in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
Erected to the memory of Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Mother of Andrew Jackson seventh President of the United States.
It was her zeal for accomplishment that made handicaps seem to resolve themselves in her favor which enabled them to endure the hardships of the great wagon road to the gardens of the Waxhaws
Elizabeth Hutchinson, wife of Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Larne County, Antrim, Ireland settled in Waxhaws 1765. While nursing Waxhaw patriots on a British prison ship in Charleston, S.C. Elizabeth was stricken with small pox died November 1781, buried near Charleston S.C.
Last words to her son "make friends by being honest, keep them by being steadfast. Never tell a lie - nor take what is not your own - nor sue for slander".
Erected 1949 by Catawba Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1781.
Location. 34° 47.352′ N, 80° 49.944′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Old Hickory Road, 0.2 miles south of Waxhaw Village Road, on the left when traveling south. Monument is in the cemetery near a line of Revolutionary War-era graves. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Waxhaw Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 2.6 miles away); Footbridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Culvert (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Canal Bed (approx. 2.7 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Guardlock (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mill Complex (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
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1. Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Elizabeth Hutchinson was born circa 1740 in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland. She was the daughter of Francis Cyrus Hobart Hutchinson and Margret Lisle of Royston. Andrew Jackson, Sr. was born about 1730 in northern Ireland. Elizabeth and Andrew were married in Carrickfergus circa 1761, and the couple emigrated to America in 1765 with their two young sons, Hugh and Robert. (Submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson: The Missing Matron. In 1765, the Jackson family, Andrew Jackson, Sr., Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, and their two children, Hugh and Robert, immigrated to the American colonies from Northern Ireland following a tumultuous period of political unrest and religious persecution against Protestants from an Anglican-controlled British government. (Submitted on May 31, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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