The second wife of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States who was the First Lady of the United States from 1844 to 1845. She enjoyed the hosting duties of being First Lady and she even hosted a grand White House ball that drew 3,000 guests.
She lived in Long Island and shocked polite society when she posed with a gentleman not related to her in an advertisement for a middle-class department store.
She met John at a White House reception in 1842.
She and John had seven children together.
She married John Tyler, who was thirty years older than him, while he was still President.