Margaret O’Neale Edit Profile
Educated Mistress Hayward’s Seminary, Washington.
1 son, 2 daus. Married second, John H. Eaton, January 1, 1829. Married 3d, Antonio Buchignani circa 1857.
Wife of John H. Eaton (appointed United States secretary of war 1829), socially rejected by other cabinet members’ wives, forcing (despite President Jackson’s intervention) Eaton’s resignation, 1831. Accompanied Eaton when appointed governor Florida, 1834, also when appointed minister to Spain, Madrid, 1836-1840. Lost fortune at hands of 3d husband, early 1860’s.
Married John B. Timberlake (deceased.; married second, John H. Eaton, January 1, 1829.