Often overlooked unless they decide to step into the spotlight, presidents’ children often choose not to follow in the steps of their parents — unless you’re an Adams or a Bush who were both a father-son set of Presidents. As I was reading FFL’s May Book Club pick “American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt” by Stephanie Marie Thornton, I realized I didn’t ever really think about the children of presidents. In fact, I hadn’t heard much about them. So, without further adieu, let me introduce you to the child of all the presidents.

George Washington

John Parke Custis (from Martha’s previous marriage; adopted by Washington)

Martha Parke Custis (from Martha’s previous marriage; adopted by Washington)

No biological children

John Adams

Abigail “Nabby” Amelia Adams

John Quincy Adams

Susanna Adams (died at 1)

Charles Adams

Thomas Adams

Elizabeth Adams (stillborn)

Thomas Jefferson

Martha Jefferson

Maria “Polly” Jefferson

Two daughters and one son died at birth.

Lucy Jefferson (died of whooping cough at 2)

Harriet Hemings (I) (died at 2.)

Beverly Hemings

Unnamed Daughter (died in infancy)

Harriet Hemings (II)

Madison Hemings

Eston Hemings

James Madison

John Payne Todd (from Dolley’s previous marriage; adopted by Madison)

James Monroe

Eliza Kortright Monroe

James Spence Monroe (died in infancy)

Maria Hester Monroe

John Quincy Adams

George Washington Adams

John Quincy Adams

Charles Francis Adams

Louisa Catherine Adams (died at 1)

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Jr. (adopted) (formerly named Severn Donelson)

Lyncoya Jackson (adopted)

Andrew Jackson Hutchings (adopted)

Martin Van Buren

Abraham Van Buren

John Van Buren

Martin Van Buren Jr.

Winfield Scott Van Buren (died in infancy)

Smith Thompson Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

Elizabeth Bassett Harrison

John Cleves Symmes Harrison

Lucy Singleton Harrison

William Henry Harrison Jr.

John Scott Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

Mary Symmes Harrison

Carter Bassett Harrison

Anna Tuthill Harrison

James Findlay Harrison

John Tyler

Mary Tyler

Robert Tyler

John Tyler

Letitia Tyler

Elizabeth Tyler

Anne Tyler (died in infancy)

Alice Tyler

Tazewell Tyler 

David Tyler

John Alexander Tyler

Julie Tyler

Lachlan Tyler

Lyon Tyler

Robert Fitzwalter Tyler

Pearl Tyler

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James K. Polk

Never had children

Zachary Taylor

Ann Mackall Taylor

Sarah Knox “Knoxie” Taylor

Octavia Pannell Taylor (died in early childhood)

Maragaret Smith Taylor (died in infancy)

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Taylor 

Richard Scott “Dick” Taylor

Millard Fillmore

Millard Powers Fillmore

Mary Abigail Fillmore

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Jr. (died in infancy)

Frank Robert Pierce (died at 4)

Benjamin Pierce (died at 11)

James Buchanan

Harriet Lane (adopted)

Abraham Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln

Edward “Eddie” Baker Lincoln (died at 4)

“Willie” Lincoln (died at 11)

Thomas “Tad” Lincoln (died at 18)

Andrew Johnson

Martha Johnson

Charles Johnson 

Mary Johnson

Robert Johnson

Andrew Johnson Jr. 

Ulysses S. Grant

Frederick Grant

Ulysses “Buck” Grant Jr.

Ellen “Nellie” Grant

Jesse Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes

Birchard Austin Hayes

Webb Cook Hayes

Rutherford Platt Hayes

Joseph Thompson Hayes (died at 2)

George Cook Hayes (died in infancy)

Fanny Hayes

Scott Russell Hayes

Manning Force Hayes (died at 1)

James Garfield

Eliza Arabella “Trot” Garfield (died at 3)

Harry Augustus Garfield

James “Jim” Rudolph Garfield

Mary “Mollie”Garfield

Irvin McDowell Garfield

Abram Garfield

Edward “Neddie” Garfield (died at 1)

Chester Arthur 

William Lewis Arthur (died at 3)

Chester Alan Arthur II

Ellen “Nell” Hansbrough Herndon Arthur

Grover Cleveland

Ruth Cleveland

Esther Cleveland

Marion Cleveland

Richard Cleveland

Francis Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

Russell Benjamin Harrison

Mary “Mamie” Scott Harrison

Elizabeth Harrison

William McKinley

Katherine McKinley (died around 4)

Ida McKinley (died in infancy) 

Theodore Roosevelt

Alice Lee Roosevelt

Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt III

Kermit Roosevelt

Ethel Roosevelt

Archibald Roosevelt

Quentin Roosevelt

William Howard Taft

Robert Taft

Helen Taft

Charles Taft

Woodrow Wilson

Margaret Woodrow Wilson

Jessie Woodrow Wilson

Eleanor Randolph Wilson

Warren G. Harding

Elizabeth Ann Britton Harding (born of his mistress)

Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge 

Calvin Coolidge Jr. (died at 16)

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Jr.

Allan Henry Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

James Roosevelt

Elliot Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt (I) (died in infancy)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr . (II)

John Aspinwall Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

Margaret Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Doud Dwight “Icky” Eisenhower

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

Arabella Kennedy (stillborn)

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (died at 38)

Patrick Kennedy (died days after birth)

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lynda Bird Johson

Luci Baines Johnson

Richard Nixon

Patricia Nixon

Julie Nixon

Gerald Ford

Michael Gerald Ford

John Gardner Ford

Steven Meigs Ford

Susan Elizabeth Ford

Jimmy Carter

John William “Jack” Carter

James Earl “Chip” Carter

Donnel Jeffery “Jeff” Carter

Amy Lynn Carter

Ronald Reagan

Maureen Elizabeth Reagan

Michael Edward Reagan 

Patricia Ann Reagan

Ronald Prescott Reagan

George H. W. Bush

George Walker Bush

Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush (died at 3)

John Ellis “Jeb” Bush

Neil Mallon Bush

Marvin Pierce Bush

Dorothy Walker “Doro” Bush

Bill Clinton

Chelsea Victoria Clinton

George W. Bush

Jenna Welch Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush

Barack Obama

Malia Obama

Sasha Obama

Donald J. Trump

Donald John Trump Jr.

Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump

Eric Frederick Trump

Tiffany Ariana Trump

Barron William Trump

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