Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lyncoya Jackson Would Speak Out About His Father, Were He Not Dead Too






















Lyncoya Jackson, the adopted son of late president Andrew Jackson, would speak out about his father, but he died in 1828.

In a touching statement, he might have said something about being discovered on a battlefield beside his dead mother and being sent to Jackson's home to live, possibly as a companion for Andrew Jackson, Jr. He might have also expressed gratitude toward the late president for giving him a home after his family was brutally murdered by Jackson's troops.

Lyncoya's adoption may have looked something like this:






















Unfortunately, he cannot give a tearful statement to the press because he died at the age of 16 from tuberculosis, almost 181 years ago.

Jackson's other adopted son, Andrew Jackson, Jr. could also not be reached for comment, as he died in 1865, as the result of a hunting accident.

Had Lyncoya Jackson been able to talk to the press about the continued dead state of Andrew Jackson, he might have shed some light on the strange, outwardly surly man that people who lived between 1829 and 1837 called "Mr. President." But since he had to go and die, we can only speculate.

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Way to go on the dying Andrew Jr; now we'll never know the truth! Speaking of which, did AJ happen to be hunting with a distant relative of D. Cheney? 'Cause that'd explain a hell of a lot of the ways of bipartisanship.

Spectacular coverage, Mayor.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@jenn: HAHAHAHA! Hm...Now I have to know for sure. To the internet!

Dingo said...

You are cracking me up with these Andrew Jackson posts! And one thing I now know for sure, no matter what you do NOT want to be adopted by Andrew Jackson. Ticket to an early grave right there.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@dingo: Seriously. He acted as guardian to an additional 8 children, and they are all dead now.

bubblegumculture said...

Bwahahaha! I'm laughing too hard at the adoption photo to come up with something clever!

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@bubblegumculture: You have no idea how much time I spent finding just the right Indian stereotype child.