More local connections to Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Schuyler

President Fillmore’s wife, Abigail, died not long his term ended. In 1858, Millard Fillmore married charming widow Caroline Carmichael McIntosh. Her late husband, Ezekiel McIntosh, was a wealthy merchant and president of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. In 1844, Ezekiel McIntosh had purchased the Schuyler Mansion from John Bryant (whose old 1824 property marker can still be seen at the edge of Academy Park) who, in turn, had purchased the Mansion from the heirs of General Philip Schuyler. So Millard Filmore married his second wife in the exact same parlor where Alexander and Eliza had married seventy-eight years earlier.

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