Washington At Home
George Washington: America's first President had no biological children, but he became stepfather to the two children of the widow Martha Custis when he married her in 1759: John "Jacky" Parke Custis, left in the c. 1761 illustration above, and Martha "Patsy" Parke Custis. Both of the Custis children met with untimely ends; Jacky joined his stepfather's army but died from dysentery soon thereafter, while Martha suffered from epilepsy and died at 17.Hulton Archive—Getty Images
Washington At Home
Abraham Lincolnu2028When the Lincolns moved into the White House in 1861, Thomas "Tad" Lincoln was 7 years old. Several sources report that the President was extremely indulgent of his younger son and tolerated behavior from him and his brother Willie that scandalized the White House staff, including a notorious incident in which Tad fired his toy cannon upon the door of the Cabinet room while his father was meeting with some advisers inside.
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All the Presidents' Children: White House Children Throughout History

Jan 19, 2017

Presidential children hold a unique place in the American spotlight—witnessing history up close, learning about the presidency at the dinner table and sometimes going on to pursue their own political career.

With the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, his five children will become the latest additions to the list of "first kids."

Trump's youngest child—his son Barron—is the only one who still lives at home, though he and Melania Trump won't immediately move into the White House, allowing him to complete the school year in New York.

Take a look at these photos of the children who lived in the spotlight of the American presidency, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

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