First Ladies: Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

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Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison
Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison
1775-1864
Born: Morristown, NJ
Married: William Henry Harrison, 1795
Children: Elizabeth, John, Lucy, William, Benjamin, Mary, Carter, Anna, James, John Scott
First Lady: March 4-April 4, 1841
Anna Harrison, wife of William Henry Harrison, never saw the White House. At the time of the Inauguration, she was ailing and could not travel to Washington D.C. from her home in Ohio. By April 7, Harrison was dead, apparently having taken ill at the Inauguration a month before. He was the first President to die in office. The Harrisons had ten children although at the time of Anna's death in 1864, only two survived. Her son, Benjamin, would become 22nd President of the United States.