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Caffery family of Louisiana

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  Daniel Smith (1748-1818) — of North Carolina; Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn. Born in Stafford County, Va., October 29, 1748. Democrat. Surveyor; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1789; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1798-99, 1805-09; resigned 1809. Slaveowner. Died near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn., June 16, 1818 (age 69 years, 230 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Sumner County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Smith (1715-1791) and Sarah (Crosby) Smith (1718-1756); married to Sarah Michie (1755-1831); grandfather of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Slaveowner. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
  Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew Jackson SpeerAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew J. Dunning, Jr.Andrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
  Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) — also known as Andrew J. Donelson — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 25, 1799. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Texas Republic, 1844-45; U.S. Minister to Prussia, 1846-49; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1856. Died, of a heart attack, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., June 26, 1871 (age 71 years, 305 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Donelson (1770-1802) and Mary Polly (Smith) Donelson (1781-1857); married, September 16, 1824, to Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807-1836; his first cousin); married 1841 to Elizabeth (Martin) Randolph (1816-1871; widow of Meriwether Lewis Randolph); nephew of Rachel Donelson (1767-1828; who married Andrew Jackson); grandson of Daniel Smith; first cousin once removed of Donelson Caffery; first cousin twice removed of Charles Duval Caffery, John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; first cousin thrice removed of Jefferson Caffery (1886-1974) and Patrick Thomson Caffery.
  Political family: Caffery family of Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about Andrew Jackson Donelson: Mark R. Cheathem, Old Hickory's Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson
  Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810-1837) — of Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., January 31, 1810. Secretary of Arkansas Territory, 1835-36. Died, of malaria, in Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark., September 24, 1837 (age 27 years, 236 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Clark County, Ark.
  Presumably named for: Meriwether Lewis
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph; brother of Benjamin Franklin Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; married to Elizabeth Anderson Martin (1816-1871; who later married Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)); uncle of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; grandson of Thomas Jefferson; granduncle of John Gardner Coolidge; great-grandson of Archibald Cary; second great-grandson of Richard Randolph; first cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes; first cousin once removed of Dabney Carr, John Wayles Eppes and Frederick Madison Roberts; first cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Dabney Smith Carr; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and Edith Wilson; third cousin of Thomas Marshall, John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Robert Crittenden, James Keith Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas Theodore Crittenden, John Augustine Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden Jr., William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; fourth cousin of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Edmund Randolph; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jones Hardeman, Bailey Hardeman, William Lewis Cabell, Fitzhugh Lee, George Craighead Cabell and William Henry Robertson.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis DuBose Richardson (1812-1901) — also known as Francis D. Richardson — Born in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Miss., 1812. Planter; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1840. Died in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., June 15, 1901 (age about 88 years). Interment at Bayside Cemetery, Jeanerette, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Gaulden Richardson (1785-1856) and Margaret (DuBose) Richardson (1788-1827); married 1839 to Bethia Frances Liddell (1819-1852); married 1854 to Elizabeth Holmes (1845-1889); father of Bethia Celestine Richardson (1846-1917; who married Donelson Caffery (1835-1906)); grandfather of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; great-grandfather of Patrick Thomson Caffery.
  Political family: Caffery family of Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "After eighty eight years well spent, followed by love of family and friends, the first master of Bayside lies buried here."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donelson Caffery (1835-1906) — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., September 10, 1835. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; sugar planter; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1892-93; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1892-1901; Populist candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1900. Slaveowner. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 30, 1906 (age 71 years, 111 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, La.
  Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery (1786-1835) and Lydia (Murphy) Caffery (1802-1881); married 1869 to Bethia Celestine Richardson (1846-1917; daughter of Francis DuBose Richardson); father of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; grandfather of Patrick Thomson Caffery; first cousin once removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) and Charles Duval Caffery; first cousin twice removed of Jefferson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Duval Caffery (1856-1943) — also known as Charles D. Caffery — of Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La. Born in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La., January 24, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Lafayette, La., 1897-1905. Died in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La., December 4, 1943 (age 87 years, 314 days). Interment at Lafayette Protestant Cemetery, Lafayette, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jefferson Jackson Caffery (1829-1889) and Anna Maria (Crow) Caffery (1830-1897); married to Mary Catherine Parkerson (1859-1924); father of Jefferson Caffery; first cousin once removed of Donelson Caffery; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; second cousin once removed of Patrick Thomson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Murphy Caffery (1877-1958) — also known as John M. Caffery — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., September 14, 1877. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1944. Died January 31, 1958 (age 80 years, 139 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, La.
  Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery and Bethia (Richardson) Caffery (1846-1917); brother of Edward Caffery; married to Mary Frere (1884-1958); uncle of Patrick Thomson Caffery; grandson of Francis DuBose Richardson; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin of Charles Duval Caffery; second cousin once removed of Jefferson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jefferson Caffery Jefferson Caffery (1886-1974) — of Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La. Born in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La., December 1, 1886. Lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Salvador, 1926-28; Colombia, 1928-33; U.S. Ambassador to Cuba, 1934-37; Brazil, 1937-44; France, 1944-49; Egypt, 1949-55. Catholic. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died April 13, 1974 (age 87 years, 133 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Lafayette, La.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Duval Caffery and Mary Catherine (Parkerson) Caffery (1859-1924); married, November 20, 1937, to Gertrude McCarthy (1895-1973); first cousin twice removed of Donelson Caffery; first cousin thrice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin once removed of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; third cousin of Patrick Thomson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Caballeros Andantes
  Edward Caffery (1889-1982) — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., February 14, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Bucharest, 1921-24; U.S. Consul in Bucharest, 1924-25; Havana, 1925-27; San Jose, 1927-31; Niagara Falls, 1931-40; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 16, 1982 (age 93 years, 183 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery and Bethia Celestine (Richardson) Caffery (1846-1917); brother of John Murphy Caffery; married, April 21, 1920, to Daphne Winchester Gillis (1895-1973); uncle of Patrick Thomson Caffery; grandson of Francis DuBose Richardson; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin of Charles Duval Caffery; second cousin once removed of Jefferson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick Thomson Caffery (1932-2013) — also known as Patrick T. Caffery; Pat Caffery — of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., July 6, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1964-68; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1969-73. Catholic. Member, Rotary. Died in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La., December 17, 2013 (age 81 years, 164 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph Earl Caffery and Letitia (Decuir) Caffery; married, January 30, 1954, to Anne Bercegeay; nephew of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; grandson of Donelson Caffery; great-grandson of Francis DuBose Richardson; first cousin thrice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin once removed of Charles Duval Caffery; third cousin of Jefferson Caffery.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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