• Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison
    Cornelia Stuart Cassady
    This is a portrait of First Lady Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, dressed in mourning. The portrait is a miniature created by Cornelia Stuart Cassady after a painting by an unknown artist, ca. 1820. Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison was married to President William Henry Harrison and was the grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison. First Lady Harrison was 65 years old when her husband was elected president making her the oldest woman to become First Lady. When President Harrison was inaugurated in March of 1841, Mrs. Harrison remained in Ohio due to poor health. She had temporarily placed her widowed daughter-in-law Jane Irwin Harrison in charge of being the hostess. Mrs. Harrison did not recover in time to reside in the White House before President Harrison passed away a month after his inauguration.