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 ELIZABETH W. <I>Crume</I> Davis

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ELIZABETH W. Crume Davis

  • Birth 21 Aug 1794 Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 1880 Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 81118363

Elizabeth W. Crume Davis' Will states that she died 9 Aug 1888, not 2nd of Aug. Elizabeth W. Crume was the daughter of Daniel Edgar Crume and Mary Lincoln and granddaughter of Captain Abraham Lincoln and Bathsheba Herring. Mary Lincoln was "Aunt Mary" to President Abraham Lincoln. Mary was a sister to Thomas Lincoln, father of President Abraham Lincoln.

Elizabeth W. Crume Davis was a first cousin of President Abraham Lincoln.

Elizabeth W. Crume Davis and her half sister Susannah Crume Weathers knitted a pair of socks that were sent with a letter to President Abraham Lincoln in Nov 1861. The President returned a letter to Elizabeth's sister Susannah, and it stated that he thanked her for the socks and confirmed that she was a Crume.

To Mrs. Susannah Weathers

Executive Mansion,

My dear Madam Washington, Dec. 4, 1861.

I take great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your letter of Nov. 26; and in thanking you for the present by which it was accompanied. A pair of socks so fine, and soft, and warm, could hardly have been manufactured in any other way than the old Kentucky fashion. Your letter informs me that your maiden name was Crume, and that you were raised in Washington county, Kentucky, by which I infer that an uncle of mine by marriage was a relative of yours. Nearly, or quite sixty years ago, Ralph Crume married Mary Lincoln, a sister of my father, in Washington county, Kentucky.

Accept my thanks, and believe me Very truly Your friend.


Mrs. Susannah Weathers
Rossville, Clinton Co, Ind.

Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Elizabeth W. Crume and Robert Davis had the following children:

Ruthy Ann Davis 1820 – 1911
Hugh Moses Davis 1821 – 1897
Jesse Silas Davis 1823 – 1900
Catharine Davis 1823 – 1900
Daniel Dan'l Crume Davis 1825 – 1893
Mary Diane Davis 1826 – 1900
Selina Salina Lincoln Davis 1827 – 1899
Sena Ruth Davis 1828 – 1919
ELIZABETH Jane Davis 1830 – 1917
James Harvey Davis 1835 – 1898
Pliney Moses Davis 1838 – 1920

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 81118363
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for ELIZABETH W. Crume Davis (21 Aug 1794–9 Aug 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81118363, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by debi (contributor 47425175) .