Facts and Events
Martin, aged 24, and Hannah, aged 23, married on February 21, 1807 at the home of the bride's sister in Catskill, New York. They had been childhood sweethearts and were first cousins once removed through his mother.
Hannah died of tuberculosis at age 35, before Martin became president. Their daughter-in-law Angelica Singleton Van Buren served as his first lady.