Andrew Jackson VI Knoxville, Tennessee
President Jackson and his wife, Rachel, did not have any biological children, but they did adopt Rachel’s nephew Andrew Jackson Donelson, who took the name Andrew Jackson Jr. The moniker has survived in the family for nearly 250 years. “It is certainly an ice breaker,” said Jackson, in the interview.
His relation has affected his career choice—up to a point. “Andrew Jackson was a lawyer, and I think that may have influenced me in my decision to be a lawyer. He worked for the attorney general’s office, and I worked for the attorney general’s office. He was a judge, and I am a judge,” said Jackson. “And he was a general and president, and I am not.” Jackson, 55, lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is a Knox County General Sessions Court judge.
Jackson had planned to name a son Andrew Jackson VII but instead had two daughters, Rachel and Rebekah. The name, he says, was “daughtered out.”