Following Angelica Singleton Van Buren’s debut appearance as the first lady at the New Year’s Day reception in 1839, the Boston Post reported on Angelica: “She is represented as being a lady of rare accomplishments, very modest, yet perfectly easy and graceful in her manners, and free and vivacious in her conversation."
Born - March 8, 1783 in Kinderhook, New York
Parents - John Dirchsen Hoes & Maria Quachenboss Hoes
Married - February 21, 1807 to Martin Van Buren
- Abraham (1807 – 1873),
John (1810 – 1866),
Martin (1812 – 1855),
Winfield Scott (1814),
Smith Thompson (1817 – 1876)
Firsts - 1st president’s wife to be born a citizen of the United States, rather than a British subject.
Died - February 5, 1819 in Albany, New York
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Hannah Van Buren died 19 years before Martin Van Buren took office. Angelica Singleton Van Buren, their daughter-in-law, served as the White House hostess during his term.
ANGELICA SINGLETON VAN BUREN (daughter-in-law)
Born – February 13, 1818 in Wedgefield, South Carolina
Married – Abraham Van Buren, President Van Buren’s oldest son, in November 1838
Angelica Singleton Van Buren was related to Dolley Madison.
Died – December 29, 1877 in New York City
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