Hereditary Order of the Families of the
Presidents and First Ladies of America

Propositi


O qualify for membership, the applicant must be able to prove a blood relationship to either a President or First Lady through a common ancestor who settled in or was born in an area that is now recognized as part of the United States of America. A list of all qualifying persons follows, with life-dates in parentheses and service dates in brackets:

Presidents and First Ladies of the United States of America, under the United States Constitution

George Washington (1731/2-1799) [1789-1797]
     Martha (Dandridge) (Custis) Washington (1731-1802)
John Adams, Jr. (1735-1826) [1797-1801]
     Abigail (Smith) Adams (1744-1818)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) [1801-1809]
   Wife deceased; qualifying First Lady is his daughter,
     Martha (Jefferson) Randolph (1772-1836)
James Madison, Jr.(1751-1836) [1809-1817]
     Dolley (Payne) (Todd) Madison (1768-1849)
James Lawrence Monroe (1758-1831) [1817-1825]
     Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe (1768-1830)
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) [1825-1829]
     Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams (1775-1852)
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) [1829-1837]
   Wife deceased; qualifying First Lady is his niece,
     Emily Tennessee (Donelson) Donelson (1807-1836)
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) [1837-1841]
   Wife deceased; qualifying First Lady is his daughter-in-law,
     (Sarah) Angelica (Singleton) VanBuren (1816-1877)
William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) [1841]
     Anna Tuthill (Symmes) Harrison (1775-1864)
John Tyler IV (1790-1862) [1841-1845]
     Letitia (Christian) Tyler (1790-1842)
     Julia (Gardiner) Tyler (1820-1889)
James Knox Polk (1795-1849) [1845-1849]
     Sarah (Childress) Polk (1803-1891)
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) [1849-1850]
     Margaret Mackall (Smith) Taylor (1788-1852)
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) [1850-1853]
     Abigail (Powers) Fillmore (1798-1853)
Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) [1853-1857]
     Jane Means (Appleton) Pierce (1806-1863)
James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) [1857-1861]
    Never married; qualifying First Lady is his niece,
      Harriet Rebecca (Lane) Johnston (1830-1903)
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) [1861-1865]
     Mary Ann (Todd) Lincoln (1818-1882)
Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) [1865-1869]
     Eliza (McCardle) Johnson (1810-1876)
(Hiram Ulysses Grant) Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) [1869-1877]
     Julia Boggs (Dent) Grant (1826-1902)
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893) [1877-1881]
     Lucy Ware (Webb) Hayes (1831-1889)
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) [1881]
     Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield (1832-1918)
Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886) [1881-1885]
     Wife deceased; qualifying First Lady is his sister,
      Mary (Arthur) McElroy (1841-1917)
(Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) [1885-1889; 1893-1897]
    Unmarried until 1886; qualifying First Ladies are his sister,
      Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (1846-1918), and his wife,
      Frances Clara (Folsom) Cleveland (1864-1947)
Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) [1889-1893]
     Caroline Lavinia (Scott) Harrison (1832-1892)
William McKinley, Jr. (1843-1901) [1897-1901]
     Ida (Saxton) McKinley (1847-1907)
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919) [1901-1909]
     Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt (1861-1948)
William Howard Taft (1857-1930) [1909-1913]
     Helen (Herron) Taft (1861-1943)
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) [1913-1921]
     Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson (1860-1914)
     Edith (Bolling) (Galt) Wilson (1872-1961)
Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923) [1921-1923]
     Florence Mabel (Kling) Harding (1860-1924)
(John) Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1872-1933) [1923-1929]
     Grace Anna (Goodhue) Coolidge (1879-1957)
Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) [1929-1933]
     Lou (Henry) Hoover (1874-1944)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) [1933-1945]
     (Anna) Eleanor (Roosevelt) Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) [1945-1953]
     Elizabeth Virginia (Wallace) Truman (1885-1982)
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) [1953-1961]
     Mamie Geneva (Doud) Eisenhower (1896-1979)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) [1961-1963]
     Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy (1929-1994)
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) [1963-1969]
     Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" (Taylor) Johnson (1912-2007)
Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) [1969-1974]
     Thelma Catherine "Pat" (Ryan) Nixon (1912-1993)
(Leslie Lynch King, Jr.) Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1913-2006) [1974-77]
     Elizabeth Ann (Bloomer) Ford (1918-2011)
James Earl Carter, Jr. (1924- ) [1977-1981]
     (Eleanor) Rosalynn (Smith) Carter (1927- )
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) [1981-1989]
     (Anne Frances Robbins) Nancy (Davis) Reagan (1921- )
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924- ) [1989-1993]
     Barbara (Pierce) Bush (1925- )
(Wm. Jefferson Blythe III) William Jefferson Clinton (1946-) [1993-2001]
     Hillary Diane (Rodham) Clinton (1947- )
George Walker Bush (1946- ) [2001-2009]
     Laura Lane (Welch) Bush (1946- )
Barack Hussein Obama II (1961- ) [2009- ]
     Michelle LaVaughn (Robinson) Obama (1964- )

 

Presidents and First Ladies of the Continental Congress of the United Colonies of America

Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) [1774; 1775]
     Elizabeth (Harrison) Randolph (1721-1783)
Henry Middleton (1717-1784) [1774]
     Wife deceased; no qualifying First Lady.
John Hancock (1736/7-1793) [1775-1776]
     Dorothy (Quincy) Hancock (1747-1830)


Presidents and First Ladies of the Continental Congress of the United States of America


John Hancock (1736/7-1793) [1776-1777]
     Dorothy (Quincy) Hancock (1747-1830)
Henry Laurens (1723/4-1792) [1777-1778]
     Wife deceased; no qualifying First Lady.
John Jay (1745-1829) [1778-1779]
     Sarah VanBrugh (Livingston) Jay (1756-1802)
Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) [1779-1781]
     Martha (Devotion) Huntington (1739-1794)


Presidents and First Ladies of the United States of America in Congress Assembled


Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) [1781]
     Martha (Devotion) Huntington (1739-1794)
Thomas McKean (1734-1817) [1781]
     Sarah (Armitage) McKean (1747-1820)
John Hanson (1715/21-1783) [1781-1782]
     Jane (Contee) Hanson (1728-1812)
Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) [1782-1783]
     Hannah (Stockton) Boudinot (1736-1808)
Thomas Mifflin (1743/4-1800) [1783-1784]
     Sarah (Morris) Mifflin (1747-1790)
Richard Henry Lee (1732/3-1794) [1784-1785]
     Anne (Gaskins) (Pinckard) Lee (c.1746-1796)
John Hancock (1736/7-1793) [1785-1786]
     Dorothy (Quincy) Hancock (1747-1830)
Nathaniel Gorham, Jr. (1738-1796) [1786]
     Rebecca (Call) Gorham (1744-1812)
Arthur St. Clair (1736-1818) [1787]
     Phoebe (Bayard) St. Clair (1743-1818)
Cyrus Griffin (1748-1810) [1788-1789]
     (Lady) Christhena (Stuart) Griffin (1741-1807)


Presidents and First Ladies of the Vermont Republic

Thomas Chittenden (Vermont) (1730-1797) [1778-1789, 1790-1791]
    Elizabeth (Meigs) Chittenden (1731-1817)
Moses Robinson (Vermont) (1741/2-1813) [1789-1790]
    Mary (Fay) Robinson (1743-1801)


President and First Lady of the Republic of West Florida


Fulwar Skipwith (West Florida) (1765-1839) [1810]
     Separated; no qualitying First Lady.


Presidents and First Ladies of the Republic of Texas


David Gouveneur Burnet (Texas) (1788-1870) [1836]
     Hannah (Este) Burnet (1800-1858)
Samuel Rutherford Houston (Texas) (1793-1863) [1836-38; 1841-44]
     Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston (1819-1867)
Maribeau Buonaparte Lamar (Texas) (1798-1859) [1838-41]
     Wife deceased; no qualifying First Lady.
Anson Jones (Texas) (1798-1858) [1844-46]
     Mary Smith (McCrory) Jones (1819-1907)


President and First Lady of the California Republic


William Brown Ide (California) (1796-1852) [1846]
     Susan G. (Haskell) Ide (1795-c.1850)


President and First Lady of the Confederate States of America


Jefferson Davis (Confederacy) (1808-1889) [1862-1865]
     Varina Ann Banks (Howell) Davis (1826-1906)


President and First Lady of the Republic of Hawaii


Sanford Ballard Dole (Hawaii) (1844-1926) [1894-1900]
     Anna Prentice (Cate) Dole (1842-1918)

 

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