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Sarah Bush Lincoln
Birth: Dec. 13, 1788
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1869
Coles County
Illinois, USA

She became Abraham Lincoln's stepmother when he wasnine - Sarah became a widow in 1816 left with three children while Thomas Lincoln became a widower in1818 left with two children. He simply knocked on her door one day in Hardin County, Kentuckyand proposed marriage. Quickly married, the second for both, Sarah age 31 and Thomas age 41, loaded up a wagon with Sara's things andheaded for theThomas' farm in Indiana. Abraham and his sister found out they had a new mother as well as three new playmates. While Thomas viewed his son'sstudious ways as a waste of time, his new stepmother although illiterate herself, encouraged him. This influence probably led to his lofty place in American history. They became close, while the distance between father and son widened. The Lincoln's moved to Illinois in 1830 at which point, Abraham parted and went his own way. Upon the death of his father in 1851, he did not attend the funeral but continued to visit his stepmother periodically. The president-elect made one last visit toSarah before he left for Washington and then visited the grave of his father. It was the lasttime they would ever meet. Sarah continued to live at the Coles County farm until her death at age 80 leaving over twenty grandchildren to mourn her.She was interred beside her second husband, Thomas Lincoln. 
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  Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851)
  Daniel Johnston (1782 - 1816)*
  Elizabeth Johnston Hanks (1807 - 1864)*
  Matilda Johnston Hall (1811 - 1878)*
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Thomas Lincoln Cemetery
Pleasant Grove Township
Coles County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.38771, -88.2369
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Record added: Jan 22, 2000
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