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Abigail Watson Ives
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1822
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1882
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Excerpt From the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society," Volume VIII April, 1915 to January, 1916; pages 344-346.

"14 June 1915 - Unveiling of Lincoln Marker by Springfield Chapter, Daughters of The American Revolution. -- The unveling of the Lincoln marker, which is in commemoration of the farewell address often martyred president to Springfield people was held Monday afternoon, June 14, 1915, at 3:00 o'clock. The exercices took place at the Wabash freight house, Tenth and Monroe streets. The American flags which veiled the tablet are of historic interest. One as made by hand by Mrs. John G. Ives, the starts painted by Mr. Ives being thirty-one in number, the last one California. It drapped the engine on the train from which Mr. Lincoln made his farewell speech and went to Washington. From there is was returned to the Lincoln collection, then to Mrs. Lucy Ives Williams, who presented it to Arthur Huntington. The second flag to be used belonged to Isaac Hawley, who was a great friend of Mr Lincoln and one of his pallbearers. Mr. Hawley is the grandfather of Miss Marian Brinkerhoff. The flag was used for the first time August 8, 1860, when the Lincoln campaign was opened." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Weldon Watson (1794 - 1874)
  Maria Cape Watson (____ - 1834)
 
 Spouse:
  John Garrett Ives (1818 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Watson Ives (1844 - 1897)*
  Lucy Maria Ives Williams (1845 - 1923)*
  John Garrett Ives (1848 - 1896)*
  Benjamin John Ives (1850 - 1911)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin A. Watson (1818 - 1901)*
  Abigail Watson Ives (1822 - 1882)
  Ann Maria Watson Little (1824 - 1891)*
  Hester Watson Reeves (1826 - 1862)*
  Cordelia Watson Divelbiss (1828 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 8, 17
 
Maintained by: Kitty
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Jan 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24058657
Abigail <i>Watson</i> Ives
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014

- Lynn Sebastian-Sotelo
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
 
 
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