Portraits And Photos Of The US First Children
Photos of the first families reflect the face of America throughout history. Although not every president has been married and not every presidential family includes children, the majority of the nation's leaders have raised kids while simultaneously acting as commander in chief.
Some presidents raised their kids to take on their legacy; John and Abigail Adams's first son, John Quincy Adams, became the sixth president of the United States. The Kennedy and Bush families both created American dynasties as well. Other first children served the country in conflict or stayed out of the spotlight completely.
The following list features photos of presidents' kids, from George and Martha Washington's family to Donald Trump's famous sons and daughters. Not every presidential child is highlighted, but the leaders' living descendants are occasionally still in the news.
John Parke CustisPhoto: Charles Willson Peale / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Son of George and Martha Washington.
- Age: Dec. at 26 (1754-1781)
- Birthplace: White House
Elizabeth Parke Custis LawPhoto: Gilbert Stuart / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Daughter of George and Martha Washington.
- Age: Dec. at 55 (1776-1831)
Eleanor Parke Custis LewisPhoto: Gilbert Stuart / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Adopted daughter of George and Martha Washington.
- Age: Dec. at 73 (1779-1852)
- Birthplace: Maryland
George Washington Parke CustisPhoto: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Legal ward of George and Martha Washington.
- Age: Dec. at 76 (1781-1857)
- Birthplace: Mount Airy, Maryland
Abigail AdamsPhoto: Library Company / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Daughter of John and Abigail Adams.
- Photo: Mathew Brady / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Son of John and Abigail Adams.
- Age: Dec. at 80 (1767-1848)
- Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America