Today in American history…Jane Appleton Pierce was born on March 12, 1806 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She served as our First Lady when her husband, Franklin Pierce, became our 14th US President (1853-1857).
“I have known many of the ladies of the White House, none more truly excellent than the afflicted wife of President Pierce. . . . She was a refined, extremely religious, and well-educated lady.” – Mrs Robert E. Lee