Andrew Jackson boarded in the home of Christopher and Mary Taylor in
Jonesborough (the oldest town in Tennessee). The Christopher Taylor log cabin (pictured above) still stands on Main Street after being moved from its original location in 1976. The twenty-year-old future President slept in a loft above Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and their thirteen children. Local legend says that the twenty- year-old lawyer often came home inebriated and woke the family as he tried to climb up into the loft from the inside. She demanded her husband make a rope
ladder for Andrew to climb up from outside.
When Andrew Jackson rode out of Jonesborough, he took a saddle bag containing
about twenty legal documents of the citizens of Washington County. One was the
Will of my five great grandmother Margaret Mitchell (1712-1788). Who died at
the home of her son Adam Mitchell on Knob Creek. Her Will was one of the first
documents known as the (Jackson Papers) filed at the new courthouse in
Davidson County, Tennessee. Read more in about Andrew Jackson’s connection
to the Mitchell family in Adam’s Daughters, Book 2 in the Westward Sagas.