Andrew Jackson And Rachel Jackson Legally Get Married

This marriage was later deemed invalid, because Rachel's divorce had not yet, in fact, become final.

They remarried, this time legally, on January 17, 1794. Unfortunately, their remarriage did not end the matter. The charge of adultery was to haunt the couple ever after.

In December 1790, Robards told his wufe that he had filed for divorce with the state legislature and the divorce was final (Robards had actually asked the legislature to pass an enabling act permitting him to sue for a divorce). Andrew Jackson married Rachel Donelson-Robards in August 1791, at Natchez, Mississippi. They were both aged 24.