NANCY HANKS LINCOLN
AS SEEN IN:
"Swing Out, Sweet Land"
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Nancy Hanks Lincoln (February 5, 1784 – October 5, 1818) was the mother of Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the United States) and of Sarah Lincoln; she also was the wife of Thomas Lincoln.
On June 12, 1806, she married Thomas Lincoln. Thomas proposed to her at what is now Lincoln Homestead State Park. A record of their marriage license is located at the Washington County, Kentucky, courthouse. They had three children:
Sarah Lincoln Grigsby
(February 10, 1807 – January 20, 1828)
(February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
(died in infancy, 1812)
In 1816, Nancy Hanks and her family moved to southern Indiana.
Nancy Hanks Lincoln was thirty-four years old when she died on October 5, 1818, and her son Abraham was nine.