Andrew Jackson

Early Life and Family

Did Andrew Jackson have any siblings?

Yes, Andrew Jackson had two older brothers, Hugh and Robert. His oldest brother, Hugh, died in the Revolutionary War in 1779 at the Battle of Stono Ferry near Charleston, South Carolina. Robert died of smallpox in 1781 shortly after he and Andrew were freed from captivity at the hands of British forces.

Portrait of President Andrew Jackson by artist Thomas Sully.


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