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This is a list of children of U.S. Presidents, including stepchildren, adopted children, and alleged illegitimate children. All full names with married names are given. This list also includes their spouses and any known children they had and a “?” for unknown number of children.

Presidential children have been studied individually, and as a class. As individuals, they are more often notable in their own right than most individuals: They disproportionately circulate amongst political and social leaders and the wealthier classes, and they are more likely to be scrutinized as part of celebrity culture. Additionally, as individuals they frequently have significant influence on other notable family members. So, for instance, a child who may appear otherwise non-notable as an individual may, in fact, have had a significant influence on the child's parent: acting as a sounding board, or having behavioral issues that affected the parent's beliefs or performance.

As a class, the children of presidents have also occasioned significant study. Study has generally followed two paths: The issue of what access and inclusion within the circles of power does to individuals' lives, aspirations, and outcomes;[1] and the issue of their influence on society and politics.[2]

Contents

George and Martha Washington

No children together. The following were raised by Washington as his own:
Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
John Parke Custis
AKA "Jacky"
1751–1781 Eleanor Calvert Stepson; father was Daniel Parke Custis
Martha Parke Custis
AKA "Patsy"
1756–1773 not married no children Stepdaughter; father was Daniel Parke Custis
Eleanor Parke Custis
AKA "Nelly"
1779–1852 Lawrence Lewis
  • Frances Parke Lewis (1799–1875)
  • Martha Betty Lewis (1801–1802)
  • Lawrence Fielding Lewis (1802–1802)
  • Lorenzo Lewis (1803–1847)
  • Eleanor Agnes Freire Lewis (1805–1820)
  • Fielding Augustine Lewis (1807–1809)
  • George Washington Custis Lewis (1810–1811)
  • Martha Eleanor Angela Lewis (1813–1878)
Adoptive daughter; daughter of stepson John Parke Custis
George Custis George Washington Parke Custis
AKA "Wash"
1781–1857 Mary Lee Fitzhugh Legal ward; son of stepson John Parke Custis

John and Abigail Adams

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Abigail Adams
AKA "Nabby" or "Amelia"
1765–1813 William Stephens Smith
  • William Steuben Smith (1787–1850)
  • John Adams Smith (1788–1854)
  • Thomas Hollis Smith (1790–1791)
  • Caroline Amelia Smith (1795–1852)
 
John Adams John Quincy Adams 1767–1848 Louisa Catherine Johnson 6th President of the United States
Susanna Adams 1768–1770 no spouse no children  
Charles Adams Charles Adams 1770–1800 Sarah Smith
  • Susanna Boylston Smith (1796–1884)
  • Abigail Louisa Smith (1798–1836)
 
Thomas Boylston Adams 1772–1832 Ann Harrod
  • Abigail Smith Adams (1806–1845)
  • Elizabeth Coombs Adams (1808–1903)
  • Thomas Boylston Adams, Jr. (1809–1837)
  • Frances Foster Adams (1811–1812)
  • Isaac Hull Adams (1813–1900)
  • John Quincy Adams (1815–1854)
  • Joseph Harrod Adams (1817–1853)
 
Elizabeth Adams 1777 no spouse no children stillborn

Thomas Jefferson

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with Martha Jefferson

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Patsy Randolph Martha Washington Jefferson
AKA "Patsy"
1772 – 1836 Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
  • Anne Cary Randolph (1791 – 1826)
  • Thomas Jefferson Randolph (1792 – 1875)
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph (I) (1794 – 1795)
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph (II) (1796 – 1876)
  • Cornelia Jefferson Randolph (1799 – 1871)
  • Virginia Jefferson Randolph (1801 – 1882)
  • Mary Jefferson Randolph (1803 – 1876)
  • James Madison Randolph (1806 – 1834)
  • Benjamin Franklin Randolph (1808 – 1871)
  • Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810 – 1837)
  • Septimia Anne Randolph (1814 – 1887)
  • George Wythe Randolph (1816 – 1867)
Served as First Lady during her father's administration
Jane Randolph Jefferson 1774 – 1775 no spouse no children cause of death unknown
unnamed son 1777 no spouse no children died in infancy
Mary Jefferson
AKA "Polly" or "Maria"
1778 – 1804 John Wayles Eppes  
Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (I) 1780 – 1781 no spouse no children died of an unspecified illness
Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (II) 1782 – 1784 no spouse no children died of "teething, worms, and whooping cough"

with Sally Hemings

Alleged children with Sally Hemings; see Jefferson DNA data
Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Thomas Jefferson Hemings
AKA "Tom"
1790 – 1879 Jemima Price
  • Lewis Woodson (1806 – 1878)
  • George Woodson (1808 – 1866)
  • Delilah Woodson (1810 – 1851)
  • Thomas Corbin Woodson, Jr. (1812 – 1846)
  • Jemima Woodson (1813 – 1900)
  • Frances Woodson (1814 – 1899)
  • James Woodson (1817 – 1881)
  • John Price Woodson (1819 – 1853)
  • William F. Woodson (1822 – 1866)
  • Hannah G. Woodson (1823 – 1880)
  • Sarah Jane Woodson (1825 – 1907)
 
Harriet Hemings (I) 1795 – 1797 no spouse no children died of unknown causes
Edy Hemings 1796 no spouse no children died in infancy
William Beverly Hemings 1798 – unknown unknown one daughter, unknown name  
Thenia Hemings 1799 – 1802 no spouse no children died in early childhood
Harriet Hemings (II) 1801 – unknown unknown unknown  
James Madison Hemings 1805 – 1877 Mary Hughes McCoy
  • unnamed son (1831)
  • Sarah E. Hemings (1835 – 1884)
  • Thomas Eston Hemings ‎(1838 – 1864)
  • ‎Harriet Hemings (1839 – 1926)
  • ‎Mary Ann Hemings (1843 – unknown)
  • Catherine Jane Hemings (1844 – 1880)
  • William Beverly Hemings (1847 – 1910)
  • James Madison Hemings, Jr. (1849 – unknown)
  • Julia Ann Hemings (1851 – 1866)
  • Ellen Wayles Hemings (1856 – 1936)
 
Thomas Eston Hemings 1808 – 1856 Julia Ann Isaacs
  • John Wayles Jefferson (1835 – 1892)
  • Anna Wayles Jefferson (1836 – 1866)
  • Beverly Frederick Jefferson (1838 – 1908)
 

James and Dolley Madison

No children together, but raised Dolley's son from her first marriage:

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
John Payne Todd 1792 – 1852 no spouse no children raised by James Madison; father was John Todd, Jr.

James and Elizabeth Monroe

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe 1786 – 1835 George Gay Hortensia Monroe Hay (1809 – 1854)  
James Spence Monroe 1799 – 1801 no spouse no children died of unknown causes
Maria Hester Monroe 1803 – 1850 Samuel Laurence Gouverneur
  • unknown (1821 – 1822)
  • James Monroe Gouverneur (1822 – 1885)
  • Elizabeth Kortright Gouverneur (1824 – 1868)
  • Samuel Laurence Gouverneur, Jr. (1826 – 1880)
 

John Quincy and Louisa Adams

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
George Washington Adams 1801 – 1829 none Jacob Adams (1826 – unknown)  
John Adams II 1803 – 1834 Mary Catherine Hellen no children  
unnamed son 1806 no spouse no children  
Charles Adams Charles Francis Adams 1807 – 1886 Abigail Brown Brooks  
Louisa Catherine Adams 1811 – 1812 no spouse no children died from "winter illness"

Andrew and Rachel Jackson

No biological children together, adopted two:
Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Andrew Jackson, Jr. 1808 – 1865 Sarah Yorke
  • Rachel Samuel Jackson (1832 – 1928)
  • Andrew Jackson III (1834 – 1906)
  • Thomas Jackson (1836 – 1840)
  • Samuel Jackson (1837 – 1863)
  • Robert Jackson (1843)
adopted at birth; biological son of Severn Donelson
Lincoya Jackson 1812 – 1828 no spouse no children adopted Creek Indian orphan [3]
Andrew and Rachel also served as guardians to eight children:
  • Orphaned nephews of Rachel, sons of Samuel Donelson who died in 1804;
  • Orphaned grandnephew of Rachel;
    • Andrew Jackson Hutchings (1812–1841)
  • Orphaned children of family friend Edward Butler;
    • Caroline Butler
    • Eliza Butler
    • Edward Butler
    • Anthony Butler

Martin and Hannah Van Buren

  • Abraham Van Buren (November 27, 1807 – March 15, 1873)
  • John Van Buren (February 18, 1810 – October 13, 1866)
    • m. Elizabeth Van der Poel
  • Martin Van Buren, Jr. (December 20, 1812 – March 19, 1855)
  • Unnamed son (1814)[3]
  • Smith Thompson Van Buren (January 16, 1817 – 1876) (7 children between 2 wives.)
    • m. Ellen King James, ?, ?
    • m. Henrietta Eckford Irving, ?
  • unnamed daughter (stillborn, date unknown)[4]

William and Anna Harrison

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
AKA "Betsy"
1796 – 1846 John Cleves Short no children  
John Cleves Symmes Harrison 1798 – 1830 Clarissa Pike
  • John Cleves Symmes Harrison, Jr. (1820 – 1849)
  • Rebecca Pike Harrison (1821 – 1849)
  • Anna Maria Symmes Harrison (1822 – 1849)
  • Clarissa Louisa Harrison (1824 – 1883)
  • William Henry Harrison II (1828 – 1900)
  • Montgomery Pike Harrison (1829 – 1848)
 
Lucy Singleton Harrison 1800 – 1826 David K. Estes
  • William Harrison Estes (1820)
  • William Henry Harrison Estes (1824)
  • Lucy Anne Harrison Estes (1822 – 1868)
  • Davis Estes
 
William Henry Harrison, Jr. 1802 – 1838 Jane Findlay Irwin
  • James Findlay Harrison (1825 – 1907)
  • William Henry Harrison III (unknown – 1849)
 
John Harrison John Scott Harrison 1804 – 1878 Lucretia Knapp Johnson
  • Elizabeth Short Harrison (1825 – 1904)
  • William Henry Harrison (1827 – 1829)
  • Sarah Lucretia Harrison (1829 – unknown)
 
Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin
  • Archibald Irwin Harrison (1832 – 1870)
  • Benjamin Harrison (1833 – 1901)
  • Mary Jane Harrison (1835 – 1867)
  • Anna Symmes Harrison (1837 – 1838)
  • John Irwin Harrison (1839)
  • Carter Bassett Harrison (1840 – 1905)
  • Anna Symmes Harrison (1842 – 1926)
  • John Scott Harrison, Jr. (1844 – 1926)
  • James Findlay Harrison (1847 – 1848)
  • James Irwin Harrison (1849 – 1850)
Benjamin Harrison 1806 – 1840 Louisa Smith Bonner John Cleves Short Harrison (1829 – 1904)  
Mary Raney
  • Benjamin Harrison, Jr.
  • William Henry Harrison (1839 – 1850)
Mary Symmes Harrison 1809 – 1842 John Henry Fitzhugh Thornton William Henry Harrison Thornton (1830 – 1903)  
Carter Bassett Harrison 1811 – 1839 Mary Anne Sutherland Anna Carter Harrison (1837 – unknown)  
Anna Tuthill Harrison 1813 – 1865 William Henry Harrison Taylor
  • William Henry Harrison Taylor, Jr. (1837 – 1906)
  • Lucy Singleton Taylor (1839 – 1906)
  • Anna Harrison Taylor (1840)
  • John Thomas Taylor (1841 – 1926)
  • Mary Thornton Taylor (1843 – 1905)
  • Anna Cleves Taylor (1845 – 1939)
  • Bessie Short Taylor (1846 – 1940)
  • Fanny Gault Taylor (1848 – 1932)
  • Virginia Berkeley Taylor (1851 – 1928)
  • Jane Harrison Taylor (1852 – 1939)
  • Nellie Bassett Taylor (1853 – 1864)
  • Edward Everett Taylor (1856 – 1864)
 
James Findlay Harrison 1814 – 1819 no spouse no children died of unknown causes

John Tyler

with Letitia Tyler

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Mary Tyler 1815 – 1848 Henry Lightfoot Jones
  • John Jones (1837 – unknown)
  • Henry Lightfoot Jones, Jr. (1840 – 1890)
  • Robert Tyler Jones (1843 – 1895)
  • Elizabeth Jones (1847)
 
Robert Tyler 1816 – 1877 Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper
  • Mary Fairlie Tyler (1840 – 1845)
  • Letitia Christian Tyler (1842 – 1927)
  • John Tyler (1844 – 1846)
  • Grace Roe Tyler (1845 – 1919)
  • Thomas Cooper Tyler (1848 – 1849)
  • Priscilla Cooper Tyler (1848 – 1936)
  • Elizabeth Tyler (1852 – 1915)
  • Julia Campbell Tyler (1854 – 1884)
  • Robert Tyler, Jr. (1857 – 1937)
 
John Tyler, Jr. 1819 – 1896 Martha Rochelle
  • James Rochelle Tyler (1839 – 1902)
  • Letitia Christian Tyler (1844 – 1863)
  • Martha Rochelle Tyler (1846 – 1928)
 
Letitia Tyler
AKA "Letty"
1821 – 1907 James Allen Semple no children
Elizabeth Tyler
AKA "Lizzie"
1823 – 1850 William Nevison Waller
  • William Griffin Waller (1842 – 1894)
  • John Tyler Waller (1845 – 1865)
  • Letitia Waller (1847)
  • Mary Stuart Waller (1849 – unknown)
  • Robert Tyler Waller (1851 – unknown)
 
Anne Contesse Tyler 1825 no spouse no children died in infancy
Alice Tyler 1827 – 1854 Henry Mandeville Denison Elizabeth Russell Denison (1852 – 1928)  
Tazewell Tyler 1830 – 1874 Nannie Bridges
  • James Tyler (1858 – unknown)
  • Martha Tyler (1860 – 1943)
 

with a slave

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
John Dunjee John William Dunjee 1833 – 1903 Lydia Ann Taylor
  • Ella Dunjee (1871 – unknown)
  • Drusilla Dunjee (1876 – 1941)
  • Roscoe Dunjee (1883 – 1965)
  • Blanche Dunjee
  • Irving Dunjee
  • 5 others who died in childhood
allegedly the son of John Tyler; unproven as of 2009

with Julia Tyler

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Gardie Tyler David Gardiner Tyler
AKA "Gardie"
1846 – 1927 Mary Morris Jones
  • Mary Lyon Tyler (1895 – 1975)
  • Margaret Gardiner Tyler (1897 – unknown)
  • David Gardiner Tyler, Jr. (1899 – unknown)
  • James Alfred Jones Tyler (1902 – 1971)
 
John Alexander Tyler
AKA "Alex"
1848 – 1883 Sarah Griswold Gardiner
  • unnamed son (1876)
  • Samuel Gardiner Tyler (1879 – 1892)
  • Lillian Gardiner Tyler (1879 – 1989)
 
Julia Gardiner Tyler 1849 – 1871 William H. Spencer Julia Tyler Spencer (1871 – 1955)  
Lachlan Tyler 1851 – 1902 Georgia Webb Powell no children  
Lyon Tyler Lyon Gardiner Tyler 1853 – 1935 Anne Baker Tucker
  • Julia Gardiner Tyler (1881 – 1965)
  • Elizabeth Gilmer Tyler (1885 – 1976)
  • John Tyler (1887 – 1969)
 
Sue Ruffin
  • Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr. (1924 – present)
  • Harrison Ruffin Tyler (1928 – present)
  • Henry Tyler (1931)
Robert Fitzwalter Tyler 1856 – 1927 Fannie Glenn at least 3 children  
Pearl Tyler 1860 – 1947 William Munford Ellis
  • Pearl Tyler Ellis (1885 – 1979)
  • John Tyler Ellis (1887 – unknown)
  • Leila MacLachlan Ellis (1888 – unknown)
  • Cornelia Horsford Ellis (1891 – unknown)
  • Gardiner Tyler Ellis (1893 – unknown)
  • William Munford Ellis, Jr. (1891 – 1922)
  • Julia Fleurot Ellis (1898 – 1988)
  • Lyon Alexander Ellis (1900 – 1954)
 

James and Sarah Polk

No natural children, but he adopted his nephew as his ward:

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Marshall Tate Polk, Jr. 1831 – 1884 Evalina McNeal Bills
  • Edward McNeal Polk (1856 – 1858)
  • James Knox Polk II (1859 – 1932)
  • Mary Wilson Polk (1861 – 1932)
  • Laura Prudence Polk (1865 – 1952)
  • Eunice Ophelia Polk (1867 – 1964)
  • Clara Allison Polk (1870 – 1872)
  • Marshall Tate Polk III (1873 – 1964)
  • Evelyn McNeal Polk (1875 – 1963)
  • Leonidas Polk (1878 – 1948)
  • Thomas Allison Polk (1879 – 1884)
Legal ward; nephew; son of brother Marshall Tate Polk

Zachary and Margaret Taylor

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Anne Margaret Mackall Taylor 1811 – 1875 Robert Crooke Wood
  • John Taylor Wood (1830 – 1904)
  • Robert Crooke Wood, Jr. (1832 – 1900)
  • Blandina Dudley Wood (1835 – 1892)
  • Sarah Knox Wood (1839 – 1915)
 
Sarah Taylor Sarah Taylor
AKA "Knox" or "Knoxie"
1814 – 1835 Jefferson Finis Davis no children died from malaria as a newlywed
Octavia Pannel Taylor 1816 – 1820 no spouse no children died from malaria
Margaret Smith Taylor 1819 – 1820 no spouse no children died from malaria
Mary Elizabeth Taylor
AKA "Betty"
1824 – 1909 William Wallace Smith Bliss no children  
Philip Pendelton Dandridge
Richard Taylor Richard Taylor 1826 – 1879 Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier
  • Louise Margaret Taylor (1852 – 1901)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (1854 – 1856)
  • Zachary Taylor II (1857 – 1863)
  • Richard Taylor, Jr. (1860 – 1863)
  • Myrthe Bianca Taylor (1864 – 1942)
 

Millard and Abigail Fillmore

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Millard Powers Fillmore 1828 – 1889 no spouse no children  
Mary Abigail Fillmore
AKA "Abby"
1832 – 1854 no spouse no children Served as Acting First Lady during her mother's illness

Franklin and Jane Pierce

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Franklin Pierce, Jr. 1836 no spouse no children died in infancy
Franklin Robert Pierce 1839 – 1843 no spouse no children died of typhus fever
Benjamin Pierce
AKA "Bennie"
1841 – 1853 no spouse no children died in train accident in front of his parents, weeks before his father was inaugurated

James Buchanan

No children; served as guardian to two nieces:

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Mary Elizabeth Speer Lane 1826 – 1855 George Washington Baker no children Adoptive daughter; niece (daughter of sister Jane Buchanan and Elliot Tole Lane)
Harriet Lane Harriet Rebecca Lane 1830 – 1903 Henry Elliott Johnston
  • James Buchanan Johnston (1866 – 1881)
  • Henry Elliot Johnston, Jr. (1869 – 1882)
Adoptive daughter; niece (daughter of sister Jane Buchanan and Elliot Tole Lane); served as Acting First Lady

Abraham and Mary Lincoln

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Robert Lincoln Robert Todd Lincoln 1843 – 1926 Mary Eunice Harlan  
Eddie Lincoln Edward Baker Lincoln
AKA "Eddie"
1846 – 1850 no spouse no children died of "chronic consumption"
Willie Lincoln William Wallace Lincoln
AKA "Willie"
1850 – 1862 no spouse no children died from typhoid fever
Tad Lincoln Thomas Lincoln
AKA "Tad"
1853 – 1871 no spouse no children died from unknown causes

Andrew and Eliza Johnson

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Martha Johnson 1828 – 1901 David Trotter Patterson
  • Andrew Johnson Patterson (1857 – 1932)
  • Mary Belle Patterson (1859 – 1891)
 
Charles Johnson 1830 – 1863 no spouse no children  
Mary Johnson 1832 – 1883 Daniel Stover
  • Lillie Stover (1855 – 1892)
  • Sarah Stover (1857 – 1886)
  • Andrew Johnson Stover (1860 – 1923)
 
William Brown no children
Robert Johnson 1834 – 1869 no spouse no children died after suicide
Andrew Johnson, Jr. 1852 – 1879 Bessie May Kumbaugh no children  

Ulysses and Julia Grant

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Frederick Grant Frederick Dent Grant 1850 – 1912 Ida Marie Honoré  
Buck Grant Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.
AKA "Buck"
1852 – 1929 Frances Josephine Chaffee
  • Miriam Grant (1881 – 1940)
  • Chaffee Grant (1883 – 1940)
  • Julia Dent Grant (1885 – 1930)
  • Fanny Chaffee Grant (1889 – 1943)
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant IV (1893 – 1977)
 
America Workman Will no children
Nellie and Jesse Grant, with Julia Grant and Frederick Dent Ellen Wrenshall Grant
AKA "Nellie"
1855 – 1922 Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris
  • Grant Grenville Edward Sartoris (1875 – 1876)
  • Algernon Edward Sartoris (1877 – 1907)
  • Vivien May Sartoris (1879 – 1933)
  • Rosemary Alice Sartoris (1880 – 1914)
 
Frank Hatch Jones no children
Jesse Root Grant 1858 – 1934 Elizabeth Chapman  
Lillian Burns no children

Rutherford and Lucy Hayes

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes 1853 – 1926 Mary Nancy Sherman
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1887 – 1888)
  • Sherman Otis Hayes (1888 – 1949)
  • Webb Cook Hayes II (1890 – 1957)
  • Walter Sherman Hayes (1893 – 1976)
  • Scott Russell Hayes (1894 – 1968)
 
Webb Hayes James Webb Cook Hayes 1856 – 1934 Mary Otis Brinkerhoff Miller no children  
Rutherford Platt Hayes 1858 – 1927 Lucy Hayes Platt
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1896 – 1902)
  • William Platt Hayes (1897 – 1976)
  • Birchard Platt Hayes (1902 – 1958)
 
Joseph Thompson Hayes
AKA "Jody"
1861 – 1863 no spouse no children died of dysentery
George Crook Hayes 1864 – 1866 no spouse no children died of scarlet fever
Frances Hayes
AKA "Fanny"
1867 – 1950 Harry Eaton Smith Dalton Hayes Smith (1898 – 1950)  
Scott Russell Hayes 1871 – 1923 Maude Anderson no children  
Manning Force Hayes 1873 – 1874 no spouse no children died in infancy

James and Lucretia Garfield

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Eliza Arabella Garfield
AKA "Trot"
1860 – 1863 no spouse no children died of diphtheria
Hal Garfield Harry Augustus Garfield
AKA "Hal"
1863 – 1942 Belle Hartford Mason
  • James Garfield (1889 – 1976)
  • Mason Garfield (1892 – 1979)
  • Lucretia Garfield (1894 – 1968)
  • Stanton Garfield (1895 – 1979)
 
James Garfield James Rudolph Garfield 1865 – 1950 Helen Newell
  • John Newell Garfield (1892 – 1931)
  • James Abram Garfield (1894 – ??)
  • Newell Garfield (1895 – 1975)
  • Rudolph Hills Garfield (1899 – 1946)
 
Mary Garfield
AKA "Mollie"
1867 – 1947 Joseph Stanley-Brown
  • Rudolph Stanley-Brown (1889 – 1944)
  • Ruth Stanley-Brown (1892 – 1981)
  • Margaret Stanley-Brown (1895 – 1958)
 
Irvin McDowell Garfield 1870 – 1951 Susan Emmons
  • Eleanor Garfield (1908 – 2002)
  • Jane Garfield (1910 – present)
  • Irvin McDowell Garfield, Jr. (1913 – 1975)
 
Abram Garfield 1872 – 1958 Sarah Granger Williams
  • Edward Williams Garfield (1899 – 1979)
  • Mary Louise Garfield (1903 – 1991)
 
Helen Grannis Matthews no children
Edward Garfield 1874 – 1876 no spouse no children died of whooping cough

Chester and Ellen Arthur

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
William Lewis Arthur 1860 – 1863 no spouse no children died of "convulsions"
Chester Alan Arthur II 1864 – 1937 Myra Townsend Chester Alan Arthur III (1901 – 1972)  
Rowena Graves no children
Ellen Herndon Arthur
AKA "Nell"
1871 – 1915 Charles Pinkerton no children  

Grover Cleveland and Maria Halpin

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Oscar Folsom Cleveland 1874 – 1947 unknown unknown alleged illegitimate child; adopted as "James E. King" into the family of James King in 1879

Benjamin Harrison

with Caroline Harrison

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Russell Benjamin Harrison 1854 – 1936 May Angeline Saunders  
Mamie McKee Mary Scott Harrison
AKA "Mamie"
1858 – 1930 James Robert McKee
  • Benjamin Harrison McKee (1887 – 1958)
  • Mary Lodge McKee (1888 – 1967)
served as acting First Lady
unnamed daughter 1861 no spouse no children died in infancy

with Mary Harrison

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Elizabeth Harrison 1897 – 1955 James Blaine Walker
  • Benjamin Harrison Walker (1921 – 1995)
  • Mary Jane Walker (1922 – present)
  • Jane Harrison Walker (1923 – present)
 

Grover and Frances Cleveland

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Ruth Cleveland
AKA "Baby Ruth"
1891 – 1904 no spouse no children died of diphtheria
Esther Cleveland Esther Cleveland 1893 – 1980 William Sydney Bence Bosanquet
Marion Cleveland 1895 – 1977 William Stanley Dell Frances Folsom Dell (1920 – present)  
John Harlan Amen Grover Cleveland Amen (1932 – present)
Richard Folsom Cleveland
AKA "Dick"
1897 – 1974 Ellen Douglas Gailor
  • Ann Mary Cleveland (1925 – present)
  • Thomas Grover Cleveland (1927 – present)
  • Charlotte Gailor Cleveland (1930 – 2007)
 
Jessie Maxwell Black
  • Frances Black Cleveland (1946 – present)
  • George Maxwell Cleveland (1952 – present)
  • Margaret Folsom Cleveland (1956 – present)
Francis Grover Cleveland 1903 – 1995 Alice Erdman Marion G. Cleveland (1927 – present)

William and Ida McKinley

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Katherine McKinley
AKA "Katie"
1871 – 1875 no spouse no children died of typhoid fever
Ida McKinley 1873 no spouse no children died in infancy

Theodore Roosevelt

with Alice Roosevelt

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Alice Roosevelt Alice Lee Roosevelt
AKA "Princess Alice"
1884 – 1980 Nicholas Longworth IV Paulina Longworth (1925 – 1957)  

with Edith Roosevelt

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Ted Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
AKA "Ted"
1887 – 1944 Eleanor Butler Alexander  
Kermit Roosevelt Kermit Roosevelt 1889 – 1943 Belle Wyatt Willard  
Ethel Roosevelt Ethel Carow Roosevelt 1891 – 1977 Richard Derby
  • Richard Derby, Jr. (1914 – 1922)
  • Edith Roosevelt Derby (1917 – 2008)
  • Sarah Alden Derby (1920 – 1999)
  • Judith Quentin Derby (1923 – 1973)
 
Archie Roosevelt Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt
AKA "Archie"
1894 – 1979 Grace Lockwood  
Quentin Roosevelt Quentin Roosevelt
AKA "Quentyquee" or "Quinikins"
1897 – 1918 no spouse no children died in combat in World War I

William and Helen Taft

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Robert Taft Robert Alphonso Taft 1889 – 1953 Martha Wheaton Bowers  
Helen Herron Taft 1891 – 1987 Frederick Johnson Manning
  • Helen Taft Manning (1921 – present)
  • Caroline Manning (1925 – present)
 
Charles Taft Charles Phelps Taft II 1897 – 1983 Eleanor Kellogg Chase
  • Eleanor Kellogg Taft (1918 – present)
  • Sylvia Howard Taft (1920 – present)
  • Seth Chase Taft (1923 – present)
  • Lucia Chase Taft (1924 – 1955)
  • Cynthia Herron Taft (1928 – present)
  • Rosalyn Rawson Taft (1930 – 1941)
  • Peter Rawson Taft (1936 – present)
 

Woodrow and Ellen Wilson

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Margaret Woodrow Wilson
AKA "Nistha"
1886–1944 no spouse no children Served as acting First Lady for a brief period
Jessie Woodrow Wilson 1887–1933 Francis Bowes Sayre
  • Francis Bowes Sayre, Jr. (1915–2008)
  • Ellen Sayre (1916–2000)
  • Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1919–2002)
 
Eleanor Randolph Wilson 1889–1967 William Gibbs McAdoo
  • Ellen Wilson McAdoo (1915–1946)
  • Mary Faith McAdoo (1920–1988)
 

Warren G. Harding

with Florence Harding

stepson from Mrs. Harding's first marriage

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Marshall Eugene DeWolfe
AKA "Pete"
1880–1915 Esther Naomi Neely
  • George Warren DeWolfe
  • Eugenia DeWolfe
stepson; father was Henry Athenton DeWolfe

with Nan Britton

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Elizabeth Ann Britton
AKA "Emma" or "Ann"
1919–2005 Henry Edward Blaesing
  • Thomas Blaesing (1947–present)
  • Jim E. Blaesing (1950–present)
  • Cyndi L. Blaesing (1952–present)
allegedly the daughter of Warren G. Harding; unproven as of 2009

Calvin and Grace Coolidge

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
John Coolidge 1906–2000 Florence Trumbull
  • Cynthia Coolidge (1933–1989)
  • Lydia Coolidge (1939–2001)
 
Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge, Jr. 1908–1924 no spouse no children Died of blood poisoning

Herbert and Lou Hoover

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Herbert Charles Hoover 1903–1969 Margaret Ava Watson
  • Margaret Ann Hoover (1926–present)
  • Herbert Hoover III (1927–2010)
  • Joan Ledlie Hoover (1930–present)
Allan Henry Hoover 1907–1993 Margaret Coberly
  • Allan Hoover (1938–present)
  • Andrew Hoover (1940–present)
  • Lou Henry Hoover (1943–present)

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Anna Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt 1906–1975 Curtis Bean Dall  
Clarence John Boettiger John Roosevelt Boettiger (1939–present)
James Addison Halsted no children
James Roosevelt James Roosevelt
AKA "Jimmy"
1907–1991 Betsey Maria Cushing  
Romelle Theresa Schneider
  • James Roosevelt, Jr. (1945–present)
  • Michael Anthony Roosevelt (1946–present)
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1948–present)
Gladys Irene Owens Hall Delano Roosevelt (1957–present)
Mary Lena Winskill Rebecca Mary Roosevelt (1971–present)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (I) 1909 no spouse no children died as an infant
Elliott Roosevelt Elliott Roosevelt 1910–1990 Elizabeth Browning Donner William Donner Roosevelt (1932–2003)  
Ruth Josephine Googins
  • Ruth Chandler Roosevelt (1934–present)
  • Elliott Roosevelt, Jr. (1936–present)
  • David Boynton Roosevelt (1942–present)
Faye Margaret Emerson no children
Minnewa Bell no children
Patricia Peabody
  • James M. Roosevelt (1944–present)
  • Ford Roosevelt (1948–present)
  • Gretchen A. Roosevelt (1952–present)
  • David Macauley Roosevelt (1957–present)
  • Livingston Delano Roosevelt (1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (II) 1914–1988 Ethel du Pont  
Suzanne Perrin
  • Nancy Suzanne Roosevelt (1952–present)
  • Laura Delano Roosevelt (1959–present)
Felicia Schiff Warburg no children
Patricia Luisa Oakes John Alexander Roosevelt (1977–present)
Linda McKay Stevenson no children
John Aspinwall Roosevelt 1916–1981 Anne Lindsay Clark
  • unnamed son (1939)
  • Haven Clark Roosevelt (1940–present)
  • Anne Sturgis Roosevelt (1942–present)
  • Sara Delano Roosevelt (1946–1960)
  • Joan Lindsay Roosevelt (1952–1997)
 
Irene Elder Boyd no children

Harry and Bess Truman

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Margaret Truman Mary Margaret Truman 1924–2008 Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr.
  • Clifton Truman Daniel (1957–present)
  • William Wallace Daniel (1959–2000)
  • Harrison Gates Daniel (1963–present)
  • Thomas Washington Daniel (1966–present)
 

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Doud Dwight Eisenhower
AKA "Icky"
1917–1921 no spouse no children died of scarlet fever
John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower 1922–present Barbara Jean Thompson currently the oldest living Presidential child
Joanne Thompson no children

John and Jackie Kennedy

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Arabella Kennedy 1956 no spouse no children stillborn
Caroline Kennedy Caroline Bouvier Kennedy 1957–present Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Schlossberg
    (1988–present)
  • Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg (1990–present)
  • John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg (1993–present)
 
John Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.
AKA "John-John"
1960–1999 Carolyn Jeanne Bessette no children killed in an airplane crash
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy 1963 no spouse no children died after a premature birth

Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Lynda Bird Robb Lynda Bird Johnson 1944–present Charles Spittal Robb
  • Lucinda Deshae Robb (1968–present)
  • Catherine Lewis Robb (1970–present)
  • Jennifer Wickliffe Robb (1978–present)
 
Luci Baines Johnson 1947–present Patrick John Nugent
  • Patrick Lyndon Nugent (1967–present)
  • Nicole Marie Nugent (1970–present)
  • Rebekah Johnson Nugent (1974–present)
  • Claudia Taylor Nugent (1976–present)
 
Ian Johnstone Turpin
  • stepson Stuart Turpin (1979–present)

Richard and Pat Nixon

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Tricia Cox Patricia Nixon
AKA "Tricia"
1946–present Edward Ridley Finch Cox Christopher Nixon Cox (1979–present)  
Julie Eisenhower Julie Nixon 1948–present Dwight David Eisenhower II
  • Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (1978–present)
  • Alexander Richard Eisenhower (1980–present)
  • Melanie Catherine Eisenhower (1984–present)
 

Gerald and Betty Ford

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Michael Ford Michael Gerald Ford 1950–present Gayle Ann Brumbaugh
  • Sarah Joyce Ford (1979–present)
  • Rebekah Elizabeth Ford (1982–present)
  • Hannah Gayle Ford (1985–present)
 
Jack Ford John Gardner Ford
AKA "Jack"
1952–present Juliann Felando
  • Christian Gerald Ford (1997–present)
  • Jonathan August Ford (1999–present)
 
Steven Meigs Ford 1956–present no spouse no children  
Susan Bales Susan Elizabeth Ford 1957–present Charles Vance
  • Tyne Mary Vance (1980–present)
  • Heather Elizabeth Vance (1983–present)
 
Vaden Bales
  • stepson Kevin Bales
  • stepson Andrew Bales
  • stepson Matthew Bales

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
John William Carter
AKA "Jack"
1947–present Juliet Langford
  • Jason James Carter (1975–present)
  • Sarah Rosemary Carter (1978–present)
 
Elizabeth Brasfield
  • John Chuldenko (1975–present)
  • Sarah Elizabeth Chuldenko (1978–present)
James Earl Carter III
AKA "Chip"
1950–present Caron Griffin James Earl Carter IV (1977–present)  
Ginger Hodges Margaret Alicia Carter (1987–present)
Becky Payne no children
Donnell Jeffrey Carter
AKA "Jeff"
1952–present Annette Jene Davis
  • Joshua Jeffrey Carter (1984–present)
  • Jeremy Davis Carter (1987–present)
  • James Carlton Carter (1991–present)
 
Amy Carter Amy Lynn Carter 1967–present James Gregory Wentzel Hugo James Wentzel (1999–present)

Ronald Reagan

with Jane Wyman

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Maureen Elizabeth Reagan 1941–2001 John Filippone no children  
David Sills
Dennis C. Revell Rita Mirembe Revell (1985–present)
Michael Reagan Michael Edward Reagan 1945–present Pamela Gail Putnam no children Adopted son
Colleen Sterns
  • Cameron Reagan (1978–present)
  • Ashley Marie Reagan (1983–present)
Christine Reagan 1947 no spouse no children Died after a premature birth

with Nancy Reagan

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Patricia Ann Reagan
AKA "Patti"
1952–present Paul Grilley (1984–1990) no children  
Ron Reagan Ronald Prescott Reagan
AKA "Ron"
1958–present Doria Palmieri no children  

George H. W. and Barbara Bush

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
George Bush George Walker Bush
1946–present Laura Lane Welch 43rd President of the United States
Pauline Robinson Bush
AKA "Robin"
1949–1953 no spouse no children died of leukemia
John Bush John Ellis Bush
AKA "Jeb"
1953–present Columba Garnica Gallo
  • George Prescott Bush (1976–present)
  • Noelle Lucila Bush (1977–present)
  • John Ellis Bush, Jr. (1983–present)
 
Neil Mallon Bush 1955–present Sharon Smith
  • Lauren Pierce Bush (1984–present)
  • Pierce Bush (1986–present)
  • Ashley Bush (1989–present)
 
Maria Andrews no children
Marvin Bush Marvin Pierce Bush 1956–present Margaret Conway Molster
  • Marshall Lloyd Bush (1986–present)
  • Charles Walker Bush (1989–present)
 
Dorothy Koch Dorothy Walker Bush
AKA "Doro"
1959–present William LeBlond
  • Samuel Bush LeBlond (1984–present)
  • Nancy Ellis Bush (1986–present)
 
Robert P. Koch
  • Robert Daniel Koch (1993–present)
  • Georgia Grace Koch (1996–present)

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Victoria Clinton 1980 – present engaged to Marc Mezvinsky, announced 11-27-09 no children  

George W. and Laura Bush

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Barbara Bush Barbara Pierce Bush 1981 – present no spouse no children  
Jenna Hager Jenna Welch Bush 1981 – present Henry Chase Hager First child is due in early 2010  

Barack and Michelle Obama

Child Lifetime Spouse Children Notes
Malia and Sasha Obama Malia Ann Obama 1998 – present no spouse no children  
Sasha Obama Natasha Obama
AKA "Sasha"
2001 – present no spouse no children  youngest living child of a president

Living Presidential children

As of January 2009, 27 presidential children are living. In age order, they are:

The most recent presidential child to die was Margaret Truman Daniel, on January 29, 2008.

References

  1. ^ See, e.g., Angelo, First Families.
  2. ^ See, e.g., Zwicker, "America's Royalty", Presidential Studies Quarterly.
  3. ^ [1], lythgoes.net
  4. ^ [2], firstladies.org
  • Bonnie Angelo, First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives, ISBN 0-06-056356-7
  • William A. Degregorio, The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents, Wings Books, 1991
  • Doug Wead, All the President's Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3

Further reading

  • Larry D. Underwood. All the President's Children, Dageford Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1-886225-85-0 (a children's book)
  • Quinn-Musgrove, Sandra L. and Kanter, Sanford, America's Royalty: All the President's Children, Olympic Marketing, ISBN 0-313-23645-3

External links


Simple English

This is a list of children of U.S. Presidents with stepchildren, adopted children, and alleged illegitimate children included. Full names are given including middle, maiden and married names. This list also includes the children's' spouses and any known children they had and a “?” for an unknown number of children.

Presidential children have been studied individually, and as a group. As individuals, they are more often notable than most individuals: they know many political and social leaders and are part of the wealthier, upper classes. They are more likely to be viewed as a part of celebrity culture. Also, as individuals they frequently have significant influence on other notable family members. A child who may appear otherwise non-notable may have affected the parent's beliefs or performance.

Contents

George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

No children together. Martha's first husband, Daniel Parke Custis (October 15, 1711-July 8, 1757), had four children, two of whom were still living at the time of her marriage to Washington (those who did not survive were Daniel Parke Custis, Jr. [November 19, 1751 - February 19, 1754] and Frances Parke Custis [April 12, 1753 - April 1, 1757]):

  • John “Jacky” Parke Custis (stepson) (November 27, 1754 – November 5, 1781)
    • m. Eleanor Calvert. His wife remarried and took two oldest of four children. The other two, “Nelly” and “Wash”, were raised but not formally adopted by George and Martha (see below).
  • Martha “Patsy” Parke Custis (stepdaughter) (1756 – June 19, 1773) no children, died from epilepsy.

Martha's grandchildren who were raised by the Washingtons:

  • Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis Lewis (step-granddaughter) (March 21, 1779 - 1852)
    • m. Lawrence Lewis, 8 children
  • George “Wash” Washington Parke Custis (step-grandson) (April 30, 1781 – 1857)
    • m. Mary Lee Fitzhugh, 4 children; the only survivor, Mary Ann Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee

John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams

  • Abigail “Nabby” Adams Smith (July, 14, 1765 – August 15, 1813), also nicknamed "Amelia"
    • m. William Stephens Smith, 4 children
  • John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) 6th U.S. President
  • Susanna Adams (December 28, 1768 – February 4, 1770), cause of death unknown
  • Charles Adams (May 29 1770 – November 30, 1800)
    • m. Sally Smith, 2 children
  • Thomas Boylston Adams (September 15, 1772 – March 12, 1832)
    • m. Ann Harold, 7 children
  • Elizabeth Adams (July 11, 1777) stillborn

Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

    • Martha had one son, John Wayles Skelton (November 7, 1767 - June 10, 1771) with her first husband Bathurst Skelton (1744-1768). John died months before her marriage to Jefferson.
  • Martha “Patsy” Washington Jefferson Randolph (September 27, 1772 – October 10, 1836)
    • m. Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., 12 children (including first born in the White House)
  • Jane Randolph Jefferson (April 3, 1774 – September, 1775), named after her paternal grandmother, cause of death unknown.
  • unnamed son (May 28, 1777 – June 14, 1777)
  • Mary “Polly” “Maria” Jefferson Eppes (August 1, 1778 – April 17, 1804)
    • m. John Wayles Eppes, 3 children
  • Lucy Elizabeth (I) Jefferson (November 3, 1780 – April 15, 1781), died from illness.
  • Lucy Elizabeth (II) Jefferson (May 8, 1782 – October 13, 1784), died from "teething, worms and Whooping Cough" as the doctor wrote.

Alleged children of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

  • Tom Hemings (1790 - ?) (Evidence concerning this child is contradictory.)
  • Harriet Hemings (I) (October 5, 1795 - December 1797)
  • Beverly Hemings (possibly born William Beverly Hemings) (April 1, 1798 - after 1873)
    • m. (wife's name unknown), 1 child
  • daughter (possibly named Thenia, after Hemings's deceased sister) (December 7, 1799 - ca. 1802)
  • Harriet Hemings (II) (May, 1801 - after 1863)
    • m. (husband's name unknown), several children
  • Madison Hemings (possibly born James Madison Hemings) (January, 1805 - 1877)
    • m. Mary Hughes McCoy, 10 children
  • Eston Hemings (possibly born Thomas Eston Hemings) (May, 1808 - 1856)
    • m. Julia Ann Isaacs, 3 children

James Madison and Dolley Payne Todd Madison

No children together, but raised Dolley's son from her first marriage.

  • John Payne Todd (stepson) (February 29, 1792 – 1852) was the first son of Dolley's first husband, John Todd, Jr. (1764-1793). Their second son William Temple Todd (b./d. 1793) died the same year as his father in a yellow fever epidemic.

James Monroe and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

  • Eliza Kortright Monroe Hay (December, 1786 – 1835?) some sources claim 1840 in Paris, France
    • m. George Hay, 1 child
  • James Spence Monroe (May, 1799 – September 28, 1801) [1], cause of death unknown
  • Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur (1803 – 1850) (first to wed in the White House)
    • m. Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, 3 children

John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

  • George Washington Adams (April 12, 1801 – April 30, 1829)
  • John Adams II (July 4, 1803 – October 23, 1834)
    • m. Mary Catherine Hellen
  • unnamed son (died shortly after birth, 1806)
  • Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (August 18, 1807 – November 21, 1886)
    • m. Abigail Brown Brooks
  • Louisa Catherine Adams (1811 – 1812), born and died from winter illness in Russia; birth and death dates never recorded

Andrew Jackson and Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

No biological children together, adopted two:

  • Andrew Jackson Jr. (December 4, 1808 – 1865) (adopted at birth, twin of Thomas Jefferson Donelson, and a nephew of Rachel, son of Severn Donelson)
    • m. Sarah Yorke, 5 children
  • Lyncoya Jackson (c. 1812 – June 1, 1828) (adopted orphaned Creek Indian) [2]

Also guardians of eight additional children including:

  • Orphaned nephews of Rachel, sons of Samuel Donelson who died in 1804;
    • John Samuel Donelson (died 1817)
    • Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799 - 1871)
    • Daniel Smith Donelson (1801 - 1863)
  • Orphaned grandnephew of Rachel;
    • Andrew Jackson Hutchings (1812 - 1841)
  • Orphaned children of family friend Edward Butler;
    • Caroline Butler
    • Eliza Butler
    • Edward Butler
    • Anthony Butler

Martin Van Buren and Hannah Hoes Van Buren

  • Abraham Van Buren (November 27, 1807 – March 15, 1873)
  • John Van Buren (February 18, 1810 – October 13, 1866)
    • m. Elizabeth Van der Poel
  • Martin Van Buren, Jr. (December 20, 1812 – March 19, 1855)
  • Unnamed son (1814) [3]
  • Smith Thompson Van Buren (January 16, 1817 – 1876) (7 children between 2 wives.)
    • m. Ellen King James, ?, ?
    • m. Henrietta Eckford Irving, ?
  • unnamed daughter (stillborn, date unknown)[4]

William Henry Harrison and Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Bassett Harrison Short (September 29, 1796 – September 26, 1846)
    • m. John Cleves Short
  • John Cleves Symmes Harrison (October 28, 1798 – October 30, 1830)
    • m. Clarissa Pike, 6 children
  • Lucy Singleton Harrison Este (September 1800 – April 7, 1826)
    • m. David K. Este, one child.
  • William Henry Harrison, Jr (September 3, 1802 – February 6, 1838)
    • m. Jane Findlay Irwin, 2 children
  • John Scott Harrison (October 4, 1804 – May 25, 1878)
  • Benjamin Harrison (May 5, 1806 – June 9, 1840)
    • m. Louisa S. Bonner, one child
    • m. Mary Raney, 2 children
  • Mary Symmes Harrison Thornton (January 22, 1809 – November 16, 1842)
    • m. John Henry Fitzhugh Thornton, one child
  • Carter Bassett Harrison (October 26, 1811 – August 12, 1839)
    • m. Mary Anne Sutherland, one child
  • Anna Tuthill Harrison Taylor (October 28, 1813 – July 5, 1865)
    • m. William Henry Harrison Taylor, a cousin, number of children debated
  • James Findlay Harrison (May 5, 1814 – April 6, 1819) [5], cause of death unknown.

John Tyler and Letitia Christian Tyler

  • Mary Tyler Jones (April 15, 1815 – June 17, 1848)
    • m. Henry Lightfoot Jones, 3 children
  • Robert Tyler (September 9, 1816 – December 3, 1877)
  • John Tyler, Jr. (April 27, 1819 – January 26, 1896)
    • m. Martha “Mattie” Rochelle, 3 children
  • Letitia “Letty” Tyler Semple (May 11, 1821 – December 28, 1907)
    • m. James Semple, no children, separated
  • Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tyler Waller (July 11, 1823 – June 1, 1850)
    • m. William Waller, 5 children
  • Anne Contesse Tyler (April 1825 – July 1825), cause of death unknown
  • Alice Tyler Denison (March 23, 1827 – June 8, 1854)
    • m. Henry Mandeville Denison, 2 children
  • Tazewell Tyler (December 6, 1830 – January 8, 1874)
    • m. Married, divorced
    • m. Second wife (debate: 2 children or 7 children)

Alleged son of John Tyler and a slave

  • John William Dunjee (1833 - 1903) born a slave of the Terrell family in Virginia, his children claimed he was the son of Tyler. [6]

John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler

  • David Gardiner “Gardie” Tyler (July 12, 1846 – September 5, 1927)
    • m. Mary Morris Jones, 5 children
  • John Alexander “Alex” Tyler (April 7, 1848 – September 1, 1883)
    • m. Sarah Griswold Gardiner, one child
  • Julia Tyler Spencer (December 25, 1849 – May 8, 1871)
    • m. William H. Spencer, one child
  • Lachlan Tyler (December 2, 1851 – January 26, 1902)
    • m. Georgia Powell, no children
  • Lyon Gardiner Tyler (August, 1853 – February 12, 1935)
    • m. Annie Baker Tucker, 3 children
    • m. Sue Ruffin, 2 children
  • Robert Fitzwalter Tyler (March 12, 1856 – December 30, 1927)
    • m. Fannie Glenn, 3 children
  • Pearl Tyler Ellis (June 20, 1860 – June 30, 1947)
    • m. Major William Mumford Ellis, 8 children

James Knox Polk and Sarah Childress Polk

No natural children, but raised Polk's nephew as their ward:

  • Marshall Tate Polk, Jr. (May 15, 1831 – 1884) [7]
    • m. Evalina McNeal Bills, 2 children

After the death of James, Sarah was guardian of:

  • Sarah Polk Jetton (1847-1924) [8]
    • m. George William Fall

Zachary Taylor and Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor

  • Anne Margaret Mackall Taylor Wood (April 9, 1811 – December 2, 1875)
    • m. Robert C. Wood, 4 children
  • Sarah "Knox” Taylor Davis (March 6, 1814 – September 15, 1835)
  • Octavia Pannel Taylor (August 16, 1816 – July 8, 1820), died from malaria.
  • Margaret Smith Taylor (July 27, 1819 – October 22, 1820), died from malaria.
  • Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss Dandridge (April 20, 1824 – July 26, 1909)
    • m. Major William Wallace Smith Bliss, no children
    • m. Philip Dandridge, no children
  • Richard Taylor (January 27, 1826 – April 12, 1879)
    • m. Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier, 5 children

Millard Fillmore and Abigail Powers Fillmore

  • Millard Powers Fillmore (April 25, 1828 – November 15, 1889)
  • Mary Abigail “Abby” Fillmore (March 27, 1832 – July 26, 1854)

Millard Fillmore and Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore

  • No children together

Franklin Pierce and Jane Means Appleton Pierce

  • Franklin Pierce, Jr. (February 2, 1836 – February 5, 1836), cause of death unknown.
  • Frank Robert Pierce (August 27, 1839 – November 14, 1843), died from typhus fever.
  • Benjamin “Bennie” Pierce (April 13, 1841 – January 16, 1853), died in train accident in front of his parents, weeks before his father was inaugurated.

James Buchanan

No children; served as guardian to two nieces:

  • Mary Elizabeth Speer Lane (1826 - 1855)
    • m. George Baker
  • Harriet Rebecca Lane (May 9, 1830 - July 3, 1903)
    • m. Henry Elliott Johnston, 2 children

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Ann Todd Lincoln

  • Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 25, 1926)
    • m. Mary Harlan, 3 children
  • Edward Baker" Eddie" Lincoln (March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850)
  • William Wallace “Willie” Lincoln (December 21, 1850 – February 20 1862)
  • Thomas “Tad” Lincoln (April 4, 1853 – July 15, 1871)

Andrew Johnson and Eliza McCardle Johnson

  • Martha Johnson Patterson (October 25, 1828 – July 10, 1901)
    • m. David T. Patterson U.S. Senator (TN) succeeded his father-in-law after a four year vacancy, ? children
  • Charles Johnson (February 19, 1830 – April 4, 1863)
  • Mary Johnson Stover Brown (May 8, 1832 – April 19, 1883)
    • m. Daniel Stover, 3 children, divorced
    • m. William Brown, no children
  • Robert Johnson (February 22, 1834 – April 22, 1869), suicide
  • Andrew Johnson, Jr. (August 6, 1852 – March 12, 1879)
    • m. Bessie May Kumbaugh, no children

Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia Boggs Dent Grant

  • Frederick Dent Grant (May 30, 1850 – April 11, 1912)
    • m. Ida Marie Honore, 2 children including Ulysses III
  • Ulysses Simpson “Buck” Grant, Jr. (July 22, 1852 - September 25, 1929)
    • m. Fannie Josephine Chaffee, 5 children including Ulysses IV; died
    • m. America Workman Will, no children together
  • Ellen Wrenshall “Nellie” Grant Sartoris Jones (July 4, 1855 – August 30 1922)
    • m. Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris, 4 children; divorced
    • m. Frank Hatch Jones, no children
  • Jesse Root Grant (February 6, 1858 – June 8, 1934)
    • m. Elizabeth Chapman, 2 children including Chapman; divorced
    • m. Lillian Burns, no children together

Rutherford Birchard Hayes and Lucy Ware Webb Hayes

  • Birchard Austin Hayes (November 4, 1853 – January 24, 1926)
    • m. Mary Sherman, 5 children
  • James Webb Cook Hayes (March 20, 1856 – July 26, 1934)
    • m. Mary Otis Miller, no children
  • Rutherford Platt Hayes (June 24, 1858 – July 21, 1927)
    • m. Lucy Hayes Platt, 3 children
  • Joseph “Jody” Thompson Hayes (December 21, 1861 – June 24, 1863), died of dysentery
  • George Crook Hayes (September 29, 1864 – May 24, 1866), died of scarlet fever
  • Fanny Hayes Smith (September 2, 1867 – March 18, 1950)
    • m. Mary Eaton Smith, one child
  • Scott Russell Hayes (February 8, 1871 – May 6, 1923)
    • m. Maude Anderson, no children
  • Manning Force Hayes (August 1, 1873 – August 28, 1874), died of unknown causes

James Abram Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield

  • Eliza Arabella “Trot” Garfield (July 3, 1860 – December 3, 1863), died of diphtheria
  • Harry Augustus Garfield (October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942)
    • m. Belle Hartford Mason, 4 children
  • James Rudolph Garfield (October 17, 1865 – March 24, 1950) 23rd U.S. Secretary of the Interior
    • m. Helen Newel, 4 children
  • Mary “Molly” Garfield Stanley-Brown (January 16, 1867 – December 30, 1947)
    • m. Joseph Stanley-Brown, 3 children
  • Irvin McDowell Garfield (August 3, 1870 – July 18, 1951)
    • m. Susan Emmons, 3 children
  • Abram Garfield (November 21, 1872 – October 16, 1958)
    • m. Sarah Granger, 2 children, was outlived by Abram
    • m. Helen Grannis Mathews, no children together
  • Edward Garfield (December 25 1874 – October 25, 1876), died of whooping cough

Chester Alan Arthur and Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur

  • William Lewis Arthur (December 10, 1860 – July 7, 1863), died of convulsions
  • Chester Alan Arthur II (July 25, 1864 – July 17, 1937)
    • m. Myra Townsend, one child
    • m. Rowena Graves, no children
  • Ellen Herndon “Nell” Arthur Pinkerton (November 21, 1871 – September 6, 1915)

Grover Cleveland 1st term

Alleged son of Grover Cleveland and Maria Crofts Halpin

  • Oscar Folsom Cleveland, (September 1874 - ?), adopted by James and Sarah King of Buffalo, New York before his fifth birthday; his name was changed to James E. King. Here, evidence becomes sketchy: he may have became a physician, died before the age of 30, and been buried in Warren, Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Harrison and Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison

  • Russell Benjamin Harrison (August 12, 1854 - December 13, 1936) (Born Russell Lord Harrison)
    • m. May Angeline Saunders, ?
  • Mary "Mamie" Scott Harrison McKee (April 3, 1858 - October 28, 1930)
    • m. James Robert McKee, 2 children
  • unnamed daughter (June 13, 1861)

Benjamin Harrison and Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison

  • Elizabeth Harrison Walker (February 21, 1897 - December 26, 1955)
    • m. James Blaine Walker, one daughter, Jane Harrison Walker who married Newell Garfield, a grandson of Interior Secretary James Rudolph Garfield, and great-grandson of President James Garfield.

Grover Cleveland and Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland (later Preston)

  • Ruth Cleveland (October 3, 1891 – January 7, 1904)
  • Esther Cleveland Bosanquet (September 9, 1893 – June 26, 1980)
    • m. Captain William Sydney Bence Bosanquet, 2 children
  • Marion Cleveland Dell Amen (July 7, 1895 – June18, 1977)
    • m. William Stanley Dell, 1 child, divorced
    • m. John Harlan Amen, 1 child
  • Richard Folsom “Dick” Cleveland (October 28, 1897 – January 10, 1974)
  • Francis Grover Cleveland (July 18, 1903 – November 8, 1995)
    • m. Alice Erdman

William McKinley and Ida Saxton McKinley

  • Katherine “Katie” McKinley (December 25, 1871 – June 25, 1875), died of typhoid fever.
  • Ida McKinley (daughter) (April 1, 1873 – August 22, 1873), died of unknown causes.

Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

  • Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980)
    • m. Nicholas Longworth, Speaker of the House, 1 child (paternity disputed)

Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

  • Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt, Jr. (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944)
    • m. Eleanor Alexander, 4 children
  • Kermit Roosevelt (October 10, 1889 – June 4, 1943)
    • m. Belle Willard, 4 children
  • Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (August 13, 1891 – December 10, 1977)
    • m. Richard Derby, 4 children
  • Archibald “Archie” Bulloch Roosevelt (April 9, 1894 – October 13, 1979)
    • m. Grace Lockwood, 4 children
  • Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918)
    • engaged to Flora Layne Whitney at time of death in WWI

William Howard Taft and Helen Louise Herron "Nellie" Taft

  • Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 – July 31, 1953)
    • m. Martha Wheaton Bowers, 4 children
  • Helen Herron Taft Manning (August 1, 1891 – February 21, 1987)
    • m. Frederick Johnson Manning, 2 children
  • Charles Phelps Taft II (September 20, 1897 – June 24, 1983)
    • m. Eleanor K. Chase, 7 children

Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson Wilson

  • Margaret Woodrow Wilson (April 13, 1886 – February 12, 1944)
  • Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (August 28, 1887 – January 15, 1933)
    • m. Francis Sayre, 3 children
  • Eleanor Wilson McAdoo (October 16, 1889 – April 5, 1967)
    • m. William Gibbs McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, 2 children, divorced

Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

  • No children together (Mrs. Wilson and her first husband, Norman Galt, had a son in 1903 who died a few days after birth.)

Warren Gamaliel Harding and Florence “Flossie” Mabel Kling DeWolfe Harding

  • No children together.
  • Marshall Eugene “Pete” DeWolfe (stepson) (September 22, 1880 – January 1, 1915), was the son of Flossie's first husband, Henry Athenton (Pete) DeWolfe, whom she divorced.
    • m. Esther Naomi Neely, 2 children

Alleged daughter of Warren Harding and Nan Britton

  • Elizabeth Ann Britton (October 22, 1919 – November 17, 2005)
    • m. Henry Blaesing, 3 children

Calvin Coolidge and Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge

  • John Coolidge (September 7, 1906 – May 31, 2000)
    • m. Florence Trumbull, (daughter of CT Gov.), 2 children
  • Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (April 13, 1908 – July 7, 1924)

Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover

  • Herbert Hoover, Jr. (August 8, 1903 – April 9, 1969)
    • m. Margaret Watson, 3 children
  • Allan Henry Hoover (July 17, 1907 – November 8, 1993)
    • m. Margaret Coberly, 3 children

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halstead (May 3, 1906 – December 1, 1975)
    • m. Curtis Bean Dall, 2 children, divorced
    • m. (Clarence)John Boettiger, 1 child, divorced
    • m. James Addison Halstead, no children
  • James “Jimmy” Roosevelt (December 23, 1907 – August 13, 1991) (debate: 3 or 7 children total)
    • m. Betsey Maria Cushing, 2 children, divorced
    • m. Romelle Theresa Schneider, 3 children, divorced
    • m. Gladys Irene Kitchenmaster Owens, 1 adopted child, divorced
    • m. Mary Lena Winskill, 1 child
  • Franklin Roosevelt (March 18, 1909 – November 8, 1909)
  • Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990)
    • m. Elizabeth Browning Donner, 1 child, divorced
    • m. Ruth Josephine Googins, 3 children, divorced
    • m. Faye Margaret Emerson (actress), no children, divorced
    • m. Minnewa Bell Burnside Gray Ross, no children, divorced
    • m. Patricia Peabody Whitehead, adopted her 4 children, 1 child together who died an infant
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (August 17, 1914 – August 17, 1988)
    • m. Ethel du Pont, 2 children (including FDR III), divorced
    • m. Suzanne Perrin, 2 children, divorced
    • m. Felicia Schiff Warburg Sarnoff, no children, divorced
    • m. Patricia Luisa Oakes, 1 child, divorced
    • m. Linda McKay Stevenson Weicker, no children
  • John Aspinwall Roosevelt (March 13, 1916 – April 27, 1981)
    • m. Anne Lindsay Clark, 4 children, divorced
    • m. Irene Boyd McAlpin, no children

Harry S Truman and Elizabeth “Bess” Virginia Wallace Truman

  • Margaret Truman (February 17, 1924 - January 29, 2008)
    • m. Elbert Clifton Daniel Jr., 4 children

Dwight David Eisenhower and Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower

  • Doud Dwight “Icky” Eisenhower (September 24, 1917 – January 2, 1921), died of scarlet fever
  • John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (August 3, 1922 - ) (currently oldest surviving presidential child.)
    • m. Barbara Jean Thompson, 4 children (including David Eisenhower who married Julie Nixon), divorced
    • m. Joanne Thompson, no children

John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (later Onassis)

  • daughter (stillborn; some sources say her name was Arabella, though only "DAUGHTER" appears on her gravestone) (August 23, 1956)
  • Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg (November 27, 1957 - )
    • m. Edwin Arthur Schlossberg, 3 children
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999)
    • m. Carolyn Jeanne Bessette, no children, died together in airplane accident off the coast of Massachusetts in 1999
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963 - August 9, 1963) died of respiratory distress secondary to prematurity

Lyndon Baines Johnson and Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson

  • Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (March 19, 1944 - ) (Born Linda Bird Johnson)
    • m. Charles S. Robb, Governor of Virginia, US Senator, 3 children
  • Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin (July 2, 1947 - ) (Born Lucy Baines Johnson)
    • m. Patrick John Nugent, 4 children, annulled
    • m. Ian J. Turpin, no children

Alleged son of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Madeleine Duncan Brown

  • Steven Mark Brown (December 27, 1950 - September 28, 1990) filed lawsuit for a share of LBJ's estate; died of cancer before suit was resolved

Richard Milhous Nixon and Thelma Catherine Ryan "Pat" Nixon

  • Patricia "Tricia" Nixon Cox (February 21, 1946 - )
    • m. Edward Cox, one child
  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower (July 5, 1948 - )
    • m. (Dwight) David Eisenhower II, 3 children

Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford

  • Michael Gerald Ford (March 14, 1950 - )
    • m. Gayle Ann Brumbaugh, 3 children
  • John “Jack” Gardner Ford (March 16, 1952 - )
    • m. Juliann Felando, 2 children
  • Steven Meigs Ford (May 19, 1956 - )
  • Susan Ford Vance Bales (July 6, 1957- )
    • m. Charles Vance, 2 children
    • m. Vaden Bales, no children together, he has three

James Earl Carter, Jr. and Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter

  • John William “Jack” Carter (July 3, 1947 - )
    • m. Juliet “Judy” Lanford, 2 children
    • m. Elizabeth Brasfield, no children together, she has two
  • James Earl “Chip” Carter III (April 12, 1950 - )
    • m. Caron Griffin, one child (James Earl Carter IV), divorced
    • m. Ginger Hodges, one child
    • m. Becky Payne, no children together
  • Donnell Jeffrey “Jeff” Carter (August 18, 1952 - )
    • m. Annette Jene Davis
  • Amy Lynn Carter Wentzel (October 19, 1967 - )
    • m. James Gregory Wentzel, one child

Ronald Wilson Reagan and Jane Wyman

  • Maureen Elizabeth Reagan Filippone Sills Revell (Adopted) (January 4, 1941 – August 3, 2001)
    • m. John Filippone, no children (div.)
    • m. David Sills, no children (div.)
    • m. Dennis Revell, one adopted child
  • Michael Reagan (adopted) (March 18 1945 - )
    • m. Pamela Putnam, no children (div.)
    • m. Colleen Sterns, 2 children
  • Christine Reagan (June 27, 1947 - June 28, 1947) born too early to survive

Ronald Wilson Reagan and Nancy Davis Reagan

  • Patricia “Patti Davis” Ann Reagan (October 22, 1952 - )
    • m. Paul Grilley, no children (div.)
  • Ronald Prescott Reagan (May 20, 1958 - )
    • m. Doria Palmieri, no children

George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush

  • George Walker Bush (July 6, 1946 - ) 43rd U.S. President
  • Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush (December 20, 1949 – October 11, 1953)
  • John Ellis “Jeb” Bush (February 11, 1953 - ) Governor of Florida
    • m. Columba Garnica Gallo, 3 children
  • Neil Mallon Bush (January 22, 1955 - )
    • m. Sharon Smith, 3 children, divorced
    • m. Maria Andrews, no children together, she has at least one
  • Marvin Pierce Bush (October 22, 1956 - )
    • m. Margaret, 2 children
  • Dorothy “Doro” Bush LeBlond Koch (August 18, 1959 - )
    • m. William “Billy” LeBlond, 2 children, divorced
    • m. Robert “Bobby” P. Koch, 2 children

William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

George Walker Bush and Laura Lane Welch Bush

References

  • Bonnie Angelo, First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives, ISBN 0060563567
  • William A. Degregorio, The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents, Wings Books, 1991
  • Doug Wead, All the President's Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3

Further reading

  • Larry D. Underwood. All the President's Children, Dageford Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1886225850 (a children's book)
  • Quinn-Musgrove, Sandra L. and Kanter, Sanford, America's Royalty: All the President's Children, Olympic Marketing, ISBN 0313236453

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