Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson.

Statue of Andrew Jackson's Mom

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Lancaster, South Carolina

Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson gave birth to future President Andrew Jackson while on a trip back from burying her dead husband. When Andrew was 14, she died from smallpox while caring for sick Revolutionary War soldiers aboard a British prison ship. No one knows exactly where she's buried or what she looked like. But that didn't stop the Daughters of the American Revolution from making a best guess at the location of her grave, and then erecting a statue in her memory of the woman they imagined she resembled. It serves as a monument to all the forgotten, long-suffering mothers of Presidents, past, present, and future.

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Statue of Andrew Jackson's Mom

Waxhaw Cemetery

2814 Old Hickory Rd, Lancaster, SC
Visible along the east side of Old Hickory Rd. At the south end of Waxhaw Cemetery, near the left side of the brick Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. You'll see a small section of maybe a dozen headstones with one statue; that's her.
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