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 Ninian Wirt Edwards

Ninian Wirt Edwards

Birth
USA
Death 2 Sep 1889 (aged 80)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 108
Memorial ID 19959 · View Source
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Son of Governor Ninian Edwards. While studying law at Transylvania University in Kentucky, Ninian met & married Elizabeth P. Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln. He is credited with having done much to encourage Abraham Lincoln to enter politics & served with Lincoln in the state legislature as one of the "Long Nine"' instrumental in having the state capital removed to Springfield. Abraham Lincoln & Mary Todd were married in Ninian W. Edwards' home.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ninian Wirt Edwards (15 Apr 1809–2 Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19959, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .