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U.S. President Andrew Jackson Vital Statistics

About the U.S. President Andrew Jackson, his vital statistics including birth and death place and time, history of the events.

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ANDREW JACKSON

VITAL STATISTICS

Born: Mar. 15, 1767, in the frontier region known as the Waxhaws along the border between North and South Carolina. Although both states claim Jackson's birthplace, most modern authorities place it in South Carolina. Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin or west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Controversial point: Allan W. Eckert, in his book The Frontiersman, contends that it is highly probable Jackson was not born in the U.S. According to several people who knew Jackson personally, including a woman who claimed to have delivered him, he was born in 1755 aboard a ship bound for America from Ireland. The scarcity of verifiable information about the early part of his life lends credence to this story. If it is true that he was born at sea, Jackson would have had to maintain that he was born on American soil in order to be eligible to run for the presidency.

Died: June 8, 1845, in his home, the Hermitage, near Nashville, Tenn. Jackson, who was 78, had been suffering for years from numerous painful ailments, including tuberculosis and dropsy. The Hermitage is owned today by the state of Tennessee and is open to the public as a national shrine. It is located 12 mi. east of Nashville on State Route 70-N; admission is $2.

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