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Presidential Trivia: Part VI:

1. Which POTUS had a daughter who married future Confederate President Jefferson Davis?

2. What POTUS was born on the 4th of July?

3. What three POTUS died on the 4th of July?

4. Who was the only POTUS to be survived by both of his parents?

5. What future POTUS had their wife and mother die on the same day-same year?


  1. Don’t know the answers to #1 or 2, but…
    #3. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4, which is really remarkable! Adams and Jefferson both died on the same day only hours apart!
    #4. JFK was survived by both of his parents, as he was still young when he was assassinated.
    #5. Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother both died on the same day.

    • Great job- 3- Adams and Jefferson dies on the same day 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence–i think it was 5 years later on July 4- Monroe dies….. 4- JFK- Old Joe had suffered a stroke the year before the assassination but lived until the late 60’s- and Rose died in 1995 at 104… A young TR lost both his mother and wife on the same day- and felt that the light had gone out of his life forever.

  2. I knew 2 of 3 on number 3…I didn’t know about Monroe. I remembered Adams and Jefferson died the same day…what are the odds?

  3. Answers to #1 and #2. #1. Zachary Taylor- Taylor a military man didn’t want his daughter marrying a military man- but against his wishes his daughter Knox married in 1835- they both came down with yellow fever and while Jeff Davis survived Knox died just three months after the wedding. Taylor would later say that Knox was a better judge of the man than he was. …. #2 Silent Cal Coolidge was the POTUS born on the 4th of July.

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