Van Buren, Hannah Hoes, 1927, Biographical Sketch

PRESIDENT VAN BUREN'S wife, Hannah Hoes, a village school class-male and blood relation of the President's mother, having died eighteen years before his tenancy of the White House, the Executive Mansion was occupied during the early years of Van Buren's incumbency only by the President and his sons. Mrs. Van Buren, like her husband, was horn at Kinderhook, N. Y., and was of Dutch descent. During the tenancy of the White House by the Van Burens, Abraham the eldest son, brought Angelica Singleton, as a bride to the mansion. She was the daughter of a South Carolina planter and a cousin of Dolly Madison. As the Executive hostess, she was respon-sible for the introduction of many luxuries which met with the approval of Van Buren whose New York training had given him cosmopolitan tastes, but which caused him to be severely criticised by his political opponents.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 9.

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