Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Franklin, aged almost 30, married Jane, aged 28, on November 19, 1834.
Franklin Pierce 1938 Issue-14c. - On June 2, 1890 the US Post Office issued a brown 5-cent Postage stamp honoring Ulysses S. Grant. It was the first US Postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General. This issue was released exactly twenty-five years after Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith’s surrender of the last major Confederate army at Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865. The issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company.