Andrew and Rachel Jackson
How They Met: Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel Robards met after Rachel escaped an unhappy and allegedly abusive first marriage. The two met in 1788 on the Nashville, Tenn., frontier, where Rachel's family lived and Jackson was trying to make his fortune. The pair eloped within two years. Due to the difficulty in securing divorce at those times, the pair's love story was marred by questions regarding Rachel's first marriage. However, the couple's love story has still become American folklore.
The Wedding: Eloped in 1790, though they later claimed they married in 1791. Rachel's divorce, however, wasn't finalized until 1792, so the couple re-married in 1794 in an attempt to quell scandal as Andrew's political career began to take off.
The Honeymoon: None