Lead:  The administration of Andrew Jackson ground to a halt as the President defended a lady's reputation.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Margaret O'Neale grew up in her father's tavern on Franklin Street in Washington, D.C. in the early 1800s. As a child she was cute, sassy and the delight of the politicians who patronized her father's place. Later she developed into a beautiful and vivacious young woman. Men fought duels over her and one young man committed suicide because she rejected him. At twenty-four she married John Timberlake, a clerk in the U.S. Navy, at a society wedding attended by Dolley Madison, the former first lady.

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