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Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Birth: Feb. 5, 1784
Campbell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1818
Spencer County
Indiana, USA

Nancy was a Virginia native, moving to Kentucky where she met and married her husband Thomas Lincoln. She gave birth to three children. The Lincoln's moved to Spencer County in southern Indiana in 1816 and constructed a cabin on Little Pigeon Creek. She soon took ill and struggled between life and death for a week. She passed away a mere two years after arriving in Indiana. Her husband Thomas constructed a coffin from pine cut from the property. He took the body via a sled to a nearby pioneer hill-top cemetery near the Lincoln farm. There was no religious cleric in the region so with Thomas Lincoln, his children and a few neighbors, Nancy Lincoln was interred without a formal religious service.  The grave has endured a  perilous trip to the present time.  Other graves in the tiny cemetery, as well as that of Nancy's were lost. Finally  a family friend, erected a marker in an approximate location. Over the years, the site has been  vandalized and allowed to become over grown with trees and brush. Only when the fame of her son President Lincoln was established, was a concerted effort made to preserve the grave location. Life was hard in the wilderness and a man with children could not remain without a wife for long. Thomas Lincoln quickly remarried. Abraham Lincoln was nine at the time of his mother's death.  
Family links: 
  Lucy Hanks Sparrow (1767 - 1833)
  Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851)
  Sarah Lincoln Grigsby (1807 - 1828)*
  Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)*
  Thomas Lincoln (1811 - 1815)*
  Nancy Hanks Lincoln (1784 - 1818)
  Sarah Hanks (1791 - 1854)*
  Thomas Sparrow (1798 - ____)*
  Henry Sparrow (1802 - 1881)*
  Sophia Hanks Legrand-Lynch (1809 - 1893)*
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln City
Spencer County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Feb 07, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8381
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- Cori H
 Added: Oct. 5, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 5, 2017

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