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March 13, 2023

Abigail Powers Fillmore

March 13, 1798

Abigail Powers Fillmore—Born March 13, 1798 (Saratoga County, NY). Died March 30, 1853 (Washington, D.C.).

White House Years: 1850-1853Abigail Powers Fillmore

  • First Lady Abigail Fillmore was raised by a single mother on the western frontier, where she and her brother were given an excellent home education.
  • Abigail Fillmore’s love for learning stayed with her, and she worked as a teacher even after marrying Millard Fillmore in 1826.
  • Staying true to her love for reading, Abigail Fillmore received a special $2000 appropriation from Congress to create a White House library in the oval room on the second floor.

Quote:

  • "I am glad to see young girls think they can be useful."

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2023-03-13 2023-03-13 America/Detroit Abigail Powers Fillmore Abigail Powers Fillmore—Born March 13, 1798 (Saratoga County, NY). Died March 30, 1853 (Washington, D.C.). White House Years: 1850-1853 First Lady Abigail Fillmore was raised by a single mother on the western frontier, where she and her brother were given an excellent home education. Abigail Fillmore’s love for learning stayed with her, and she worked as a teacher even after marrying Millard Fillmore in 1826. Staying true to her love for reading, Abigail Fillmore received a special $2000 appropriation from Congress to create a White House library in the oval room on the second floor. Quote: "I am glad to see young girls think they can be useful." ----

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