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Robert Todd Lincoln
Birth: Aug. 1, 1843
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1926
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Son of Abraham Lincoln. He was the first child of President Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Robert Todd was the only one of the sons to live into adulthood and he distinguished himself in many ways. He graduated from Harvard College in 1864. He was commissioned a captain on staff of General Grant and was present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse. Taking up the practice of law in Chicago where he spent most of his adult life, he was appointed president of the Pullman Car Company. In addition, he played a distinguished role in government serving as Secretary of War under Presidents Garfield and Arthur. He was later appointed minister to Great Britain by President Benjamin Harrison. After entering government service, they moved to Washington reverting to a usual routine of traveling from Washington to their summer retreat, (Hildene, Manchester, Vermont), aboard their private Pullman Coach. While at this estate on Sunday, July 25, 1926, Robert Todd Lincoln went to bed as usual, but when the butler entered the bedroom the next morning, he found Robert had passed away during the night. His physician put as the cause of death cerebral hemorrhage induced by arteriosclerosis. Private services were held on the estate and his body was placed in temporary receiving vault at a nearby Manchester cemetery. Arrangements were made and his body was moved to Arlington National Cemetery on March 14, 1928. He was the only son of the Lincoln's not to be buried in the Tomb in Springfield. Robert's son who had died earlier was brought from Springfield and placed in the same plot as was his wife upon her death. 
Family links: 
  Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
  Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (1818 - 1882)
  Mary Eunice Harlan Lincoln (1846 - 1937)*
  Mary Todd Lincoln Isham (1869 - 1938)*
  Abraham Lincoln (1873 - 1890)*
  Jessie Harlan Lincoln Randolph (1875 - 1948)*
  Robert Todd Lincoln (1843 - 1926)
  Edward Baker Lincoln (1846 - 1850)*
  William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)*
  William Wallace Lincoln (1850 - 1862)*
  Thomas Lincoln (1853 - 1871)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 31, Lot 13 Grid Y-38
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Maggie
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014

- Bob Richards
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
Robert Todd Lincoln: Sir, while I was visiting Manchester, Vermont, I come upon your summer retreat home, Hildene. I was truly impress with the grounds and the history, it was truly a pleasure to visit your home and learn the history of your life, thanks ...(Read more)
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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