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Sarah Collingswood.

Sarah Collingswood was the youngest child of John Collingswood, a tobacco planter from Virginia who took part in the Wilderness Walk of 1780 - 1782 under General Nathanael Greene. The Collingswood family was joined in South Carolina by a 13-year-old boy named Andrew Jackson who soon became an integral part of the family. When the Collingswoods reached the settlement of Jefferson in Spanish Tejas, they established a plantation 20 miles north of the town of Arnold. Jackson remained with the family on their plantation, eventually marrying Sarah. By 1792 Jackson was running the Collingswood plantation, probably succeeding to ownership of it after John Collingswood's death.

Jackson remained devoted to Sarah throughout his life, and he was greatly affected by her death in 1836. Jackson's biographer Richard Harrison states in his 1967 book Jackson the Man that Sarah's death left Jackson in a weakened condition, contributing to the ineffectual leadership he displayed during his last term as President of the United States of Mexico.

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