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Descendants of Abraham Lincoln




Generation No. 1


1. ABRAHAM11 LINCOLN (THOMAS10, ABRAHAM9, JOHN8, MORDECAI7, MORDECAI6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, RICHARD3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born February 12, 1809 in family home, Sinking Spring Farm, near Hodgenville, Hardin Co. (now Larue), KY1, and died April 15, 1865 in SmallNarrow RoomAtRear,1stFloor, WmPetersenLodging House,10thSt.,Wash.,DC 7:22am2. He married MARY ANN TODD November 04, 1842 in the Edwards' "mansion," "Aristocracy Hill," Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL3, daughter of ROBERT TODD and ELIZA PARKER.

Notes for ABRAHAM LINCOLN:
Born on a Sunday. It was a KY winter's day, apparently not excessively cold, as on Monday, the next day, the county court in Hardin County met, many travelers were on the road, and there was no postponements of cases because of inclement weather.

Abe Lincoln had a passion for knowledge. He only had a total of one year of formal schooling, but he would walk for miles to borrow books to teach himself math, science, and law.

He volunteered and became a Captain in the Black Hawk War of 1832. He commented afterwards that he saw no live, fighting Indians, but had a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitoes.

Died at 7:22 am in Peterson home, across street from theatre.

President from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

Notes for MARY ANN TODD:
According to Jean H. Baker's "Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography", Mary Ann Todd was her parents' 4th child. This is also stated by Katherine Helm, her grand-niece, in "The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln".

       Children of ABRAHAM LINCOLN and MARY TODD are:

2. i.   ROBERT TODD "BOB"12 LINCOLN, b. August 01, 1843, Globe Tavern, Springfield, Sangamon, IL; d. July 26, 1926, downstairs bedroom, Hildene Estate, Manchester, Bennington Co., VT about 3 a.m..

ii.   EDWARD "EDDY" BAKER LINCOLN, b. March 10, 1846, the Lincoln home, 8th & Jackson, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL4; d. February 01, 1850, the Lincoln home, 8th & Jackson, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL in the morning5.

 


iii.   WILLIAM "WILLIE" WALLACE LINCOLN, b. December 21, 1850, the Lincoln home, 8th & Jackson, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL6; d. February 20, 1862, the White House, Washington, DC at 5 p.m. (on a Thursday)7.

 
Notes for WILLIAM "WILLIE" WALLACE LINCOLN:
Senator James Harlan is quoted by Katherine Helm:
"The second child, William Lincoln, was probably about twelve years of age. He was a beautiful boy, intelligent, polite, observant, careful of the comfort of others and courtly in his manners; so much so as to attract the attention and affection of everybody with whom he came in contact."


iv.   THOMAS "TAD" LINCOLN, b. April 04, 1853, the Lincoln home, 8th & Jackson, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL8; d. July 15, 1871, Clifton House, Chicago, IL, 7:30 am, Saturday morning9.

 
Notes for THOMAS "TAD" LINCOLN:
His father nicknamed him "Tadpole" when he was a baby because the little fellow's head seemed larger than usual and the abbreviation "Tad" clung to him all his life. (p. 115, The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln)

p. 168, Senator James Harlan is quoted by Katherine Helm:
"The third child, Thomas Lincoln--usually called "Tad"--was a small boy, probably not more than seven or eight years old. He was apparently under little restraint, overflowing with the joys of his young life and almost constantly near and clinging to his father who never appeared to be annoyed by his freaks and capers."




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