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Bowling Green

  • Birth 25 Jan 1786
  • Death 13 Feb 1842
  • Burial Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 21362

President Abraham Lincoln's Life Figure. The Greens were early pioneers and settled 1/2 mile north of New Salem, Illinois. Bowling Green was a close friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln. Bowling Green sort of nudged Abraham Lincoln into politics. Bowling and Nancy Green took Mr. Lincoln into their home when he was despondent over the death of Ann Rutledge. They may have saved his life since many witnesses felt that Mr. Lincoln was close to suicide. Abraham Lincoln again stayed with Mrs. Green after his friend Bowling Green died. He escorted Mrs. Green to and from the funeral and delivered a eulogy.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21362
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bowling Green (25 Jan 1786–13 Feb 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21362, citing Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .