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🎂 Mary Ann Todd Lincoln 🎂
First Lady of the United States
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Born: December 13, 1818

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Father: Robert Smith Todd 1791 – 1849
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​

Mother: Elizabeth Ann “Eliza” Parker 1794 – 1825
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​

Husband: President Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​
Married: November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois

Children:

Robert Todd Lincoln 1843 – 1926​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
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Edward Baker “Eddie” Lincoln 1846 – 1850​
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​

William Wallace “Willie” Lincoln 1850 – 1862​
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​
Thomas “Tad” Lincoln 1853 – 1871​
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​

Life:
Attended Madame Mentelle’s finishing School​
1842 – 1865: Wife of President Abraham Lincoln​
1861 – 1865: First Lady of United States of America​
While first lady she redecorated the White House​
While first lady she visited Wounded Soldiers​
1865 – 1882: Widow of President Abraham Lincoln​
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She Suffered from migraines and depression​
Committed to an Asylum in Batavia, Illinois​
Lived in Springfield Illinois with her Sister​
Suffered from poor eyesight due to cataracts​
1879: Suffered from Spinal Cord injuries due to ladder fall​

Died: July 16, 1882

Place of Death: Springfield, Illinois

Cause of Death: Stroke

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois


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I'm not sure if it ever actually happened but I imagine there would be some awkward family get togethers for honest Abe I believe his brother in laws were confederates
 

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I'm not sure if it ever actually happened but I imagine there would be some awkward family get togethers for honest Abe I believe his brother in laws were confederates
As has been discussed in the forum previously, when Confederate General Benjamin Hardin Helm was killed leading the famous Kentucky Orphan Brigade in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia in September, 1863, his widow came to live with the Lincolns IN the White House. This drew a great deal of criticism, much like the current foolishness over President G. W. Bush sharing a box at the ball game next to Ellen De Generis, so didn't last too long; but that had nothing to do with Abe's or Mary's feelings for her relative!
 
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I have always had a historical soft spot for Mary Todd Lincoln. I know she is painted by some as a mental case and an out of control First Lady. But imagine losing a husband, three sons and numerous relatives which perished during the American Civil War. I think this loss would weigh heavily on an individual and possibly cause that individual to crack mentally and spiritually. Just my .02 cents.....

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One of these days, I need to be Mary Todd...as some have said I resemble her. I wonder if she sang...
 
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