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Ann Hance Smith (Mackall)

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Calvert, Maryland
Death: May 20, 1789 (34)
Calvert, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gen. James John Mackall and Mary Mackall
Wife of Major Walter Smith
Mother of 1st Lady Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor; Elizabeth Smith; Joseph Smith; Mary Anne Chew; Richard Smith and 2 others
Sister of Susanna Gantt; Elizabeth Heighe; Priscilla Bowie and James Mackall

Managed by: Noel Clark Bush
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About Ann Hance Smith

From The Eight Beautiful Daughters of General James John Mackall

...they all married men of influence, for love smiles at walls and stern fathers.

Ann became the wife of Walter Smith. She was the mother of Mrs. Zachary Taylor, wife of the President of the United States, and grandmother of the first wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Margaret Mackall Smith was introduced to Zachary Taylor about the year 1809, by Dr. Alexander Duke, of Calvert County, Maryland, while visiting her sister, Mrs. Samuel Chew, of Kentucky (nee Smith), sister of Mrs. Thomas Holland Chew. While Zachary Taylor was President he prevented his son-inlaw, Jefferson Davis, then in the United States Senate, from fighting a duel. The President placed Jefferson Davis under arrest and sent his secretary to the ground to arrest Col. Bissell, his opponent. When arrested he was brought to the White House, where the President made the two shake hands. Col. Bissell was a member of the House at the time.


  1. Partial Genealogy of the Smiths of Maryland, Part 1
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Ann Hance Smith's Timeline

May 12, 1755
Calvert, Maryland
September 21, 1788
Age 33
Calvert County, Maryland, United States
May 20, 1789
Age 34
Calvert, Maryland, United States