Caroline Fillmore (Carmichael) (1813 - 1881)

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Nicknames: "Mrs. Caroline Carmichael /McINtosh/"
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Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Buffalo, NY
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About Caroline Fillmore (Carmichael)

WIKIPEDIA: She was the second wife of the thirteenth U.S. President Millard Fillmore. They were married in 1858, five years after his term of office expired.

Caroline Carmichael was born October 21, 1813 in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles Carmichael and Temperance Blachley-Carmichael. She married her first husband, Ezekiel C. McIntosh (1806-1855), a prosperous Troy, New York Merchant and president of the Schenectady and Troy Railroad, in November 1832. They had no children, and McIntosh's death at age 49 left her very wealthy.

She married former President Fillmore on February 10, 1858 in Albany, New York. At the time of their marriage, Caroline required Fillmore to sign a prenuptial agreement. Thec couple purchased a mansion on Niagara Square in Buffalo, where they settled. They are believed to have had a happy marriage (Caroline greatly enjoyed her newfound status as the wife of a former President), though in the 1860's her mental and physical health began to decline. Her husband's sudden death in 1874 (he had enjoyed relatively good health -- especially when compared to hers -- until just shortly before his fatal stroke) only succeeded in making her more infirm, eccentric, and temperamental.

In her final years she frequently changed her will, and upon her death on August 11, 1881, aged 67, suits were initiated by various members of the Fillmore family contesting her directives.

She is buried in the Fillmore family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

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Caroline Carmichael-McIntosh-Fillmore (October 21, 1813 – August 11, 1881) was the second wife of thirteenth U.S. President Millard Fillmore. They were married in 1858, five years after his term of office expired.

Caroline Carmichael was born October 21, 1813 in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles Carmichael and Temperance Blachley-Carmichael. She married her first husband, Ezekiel C. McIntosh (1806-1855), a prosperous Troy, New York merchant and president of the Schenectady and Troy Railroad, in November 1832. They had no children, and McIntosh's death at age 49 left her very wealthy.

She married former President Fillmore on February 10, 1858 in Albany, New York. At the time of their marriage, Caroline required Fillmore to sign a prenuptial agreement. The couple purchased a mansion on Niagara Square in Buffalo, where they settled. They are believed to have had a happy marriage (Caroline greatly enjoyed her newfound status as the wife of a former President), though in the 1860s her mental and physical health began to decline. Her husband's sudden death in 1874 (he had enjoyed relatively good health--especially when compared to hers--until just shortly before his passing) only succeeded in making her more infirm, eccentric, and temperamental.

In her final years she frequently changed her will, and upon her death on August 11, 1881, aged 67, suits were initiated by various members of the Fillmore family contesting her directives.

She is buried in the Fillmore family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.[1]

[edit] References

  1. ^ http://www.buffaloah.com/a/forestL/fillmoreC/index.html

[edit] External links

   * Caroline CarMichael Fillmore at Find A Grave

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_CarMichael_Fillmore"

Categories: 1813 births | 1881 deaths | People from Buffalo, New York | People from Capital District, New York | People from Morristown, New Jersey | Burials at Forest Lawn Cemetery

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Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore was born 21 October 1813, in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles Carmichael and Temperance Blachley. She was the widower of Ezekiel C. McIntosh. Former president of the Troy Schenectady Railroad and a prosperous Troy merchant, he left her an extremely large financial inheritance. Prior to their 10 February 1858 marriage in her Albany mansion, she required Millard Fillmore to sign a prenuptial agreement that stipulated he could manage but not disperse her estate if he survived her. They lived together for sixteen years with his bachelor son in a Gothic mansion on Niagara Square in Buffalo. Contemporary accounts show her as nervous and eccentric, and one letter suggests she was alcoholic. Caroline Fillmore survived the former president for seven years and was awarded a presidential widow's pension and franking privilege by Congress. She died on 11 August 1881 and is buried alongside her second husband, his first wife and their two children.

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Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore (October 21, 1813 - August 11, 1881) was the second wife of thirteenth U.S. President Millard Fillmore. They were married in 1858, five years after his term of office expired.

Mrs. Fillmore was born October 21, 1813 in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles and Temperance Blachley Carmichael. She married her first husband, Ezekiel C. McIntosh (1806-1855), a prosperous Troy, New York merchant and president of the Schenectady and Troy Railroad, in November 1832. They had no children, and McIntosh's death at age 49 left her very wealthy.

She married former President Fillmore on February 10, 1858 in Albany, New York. At the time of their marriage, Caroline required Fillmore to sign a prenuptial agreement. They are believed to have had a happy marriage (Caroline greatly enjoyed her newfound status as the wife of a former President), though in the 1860s her mental and physical health began to decline. Her husband's sudden death in 1874 (he had enjoyed relatively good health--especially when compared to hers--until just shortly before his passing) only succeeded in making her more infirm, eccentric, and temperamental.

In her final years she frequently changed her will, and upon her death on August 11, 1881, aged 67, suits were initiated by various members of the Fillmore family contesting her directives.

She is buried in the Fillmore family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

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Caroline Fillmore's Timeline

1813
October 21, 1813
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
1858
February 10, 1858
Age 44
Albany, NY
1881
September 11, 1881
Age 67
Buffalo, NY
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Fillmore family plot, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States