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Capt. Lewis ROBARDS
Rachel DONELSON
Hannah Withers WINN
Husband:  Lewis ROBARDS
Birth:  5 Dec 1758, Goochland Co., VA
Baptism:  18 Dec 1758
Death:  15 Apr 1814, Bullitt Co., KY
Father:  William ROBARDS, Sr.
Mother:  Elizabeth LEWIS
Marriage-1:  1 Mar 1785, Lincoln Co., KY; Final Divorce Decree:  27 Sep 1793
Wife-1:  Rachel DONELSON/DONALDSON
Birth:  15 Jun 1767, Pittsylvania Co., VA
Death:  22 Dec 1828, The Herimatage, near Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
Disposition:  buried The Hermitage, near Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
Other Spouse:  m2. 1991 and 1994, President Andrew JACKSON
Father:  John DONELSON
Mother:  Rachel STOCKLEY
Marriage-2:  29 Dec 1792, Jefferson Co., KY
Wife-2:  Hannah Withers WINN
Birth:  10 Mar 1774
Father:  James WINN  (c1740- )
Mother:  Hannah WITHERS  (c1740- )
Children with Rachel DONELSON:
apparently none
Children with Hannah WINN:
1.  Mortimore Delville ROBARDS, b. 27 Nov 1793 
2.  George Lewis ROBARDS, b. 23 Dec 1795
3.  William Johnston ROBARDS, b. 19 Oct 1797
4.  James Winn ROBARDS, b. 13 Nov 1799
5.  Alfred Jefferson ROBARDS, b. 9 Sep 1801
6.  Granville Clifford ROBARDS, b. 16 Nov 1803
7.  Benjamin Franklin ROBARDS, b. 7 Aug 1805
8.  Margaret Lewis ROBARDS, b. 22 May 1808
9.  Eliza Collins ROBARDS, b. 7 Jul 1810


There was a scandal surrounding the divorce of Lewis and Rachel and her subsequent marriage to Andrew Jackson.  Rachel ran off with Andrew and married him, without being divorced from Lewis, who then filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery.  After the divorce became final, Andrew and Rachel had a second wedding ceremony, but the matter dogged Andrew for the remainder of his political career.  The U.S. Supreme Court declared, posthumously, that Andrew and Rachel were never legally married.

Incidentally, I have some problems with the tale as being told in the secondary sources online, the ones that say that Lewis married Hannah after his very public divorce from Rachel in 1793.  The county marriage records show that Lewis married Hannah in 1792, so… it looks like Lewis was a bigamist, too!


Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Robards, Lewis Donelson, Rachel  1 Mar 1785 Lincoln Co.
Robards, Lewis Winn, Hannah W. 29 Dec 1792 Jefferson Co.
These are bond or licenses dates; the actual wedding ceremony would have been held a few days (rarely weeks) later.

1b.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray, compilers.  1995. Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926.  Marriage data from the "Hunting for Bears" collection (Broderbund CD-2):
Robards, Lewis Donelson, Rachel  1 Mar 1785 Lincoln Co., KY
Robards, Lewis Winn, Hannah Withers 29 Dec 1792 Jefferson Co., KY

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

3.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com), especially this narrative.

4.  Rachel & Andrew Jackson:  A Love Story (Nashville Public Television web site). [link died]

5.  Messages in the Robards Family Genealogy Forum (online on GenForum.com).

6.  Various web sites.

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