Person:Mary Todd (35)

  1. Mary Todd1818 - 1882
m. 4 Nov 1842
  1. Robert Todd Lincoln1843 - 1926
Facts and Events
Name[1] Mary Todd
Alt Name[4] Mary Ann Todd
Gender Female
Birth[2][5] 13 DEC 1818 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
Marriage 4 Nov 1842 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinoisto President Abraham Lincoln
Death[3][5][6] 16 JUL 1882 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Burial[6] Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

Mary Todd grew up in comfort in Lexington, Kentucky. At the age of 20, she moved to her sister's in Springfield, where she met Abraham Lincoln. They married when she was 23, and they had four sons while he worked as a lawyer and ran for public office. Only two lived beyond childhood, and only one to adulthood. Mary was generally considered mentally unstable, exacerbated by the deaths of her children and the assassination of her husband in her presence. She was disliked in Washington as First Lady both for her difficult personality and her Southern background.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Mary Todd Lincoln.

References
  1. Brown, John Howard (editor), and Rossiter (editor) Johnson. The Twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans: brief biographies of authors, administrators, clergymen, commanders, editors, engineers, jurists, merchants, officials, philanthropists, scientists, statesmen, and others who are making American history. (Boston, Mass.: The Biographical Society. Reprinted by Gale Research, 1968., 1904), vol. 6, page 426-430, "He was married Nov. 4, 1842, to Mary Todd, a native of Lexington, Ky., who was residing in Springfield with her sister, Mrs. Ninian W. Edwards".
  2. Brown, John Howard (editor), and Rossiter (editor) Johnson. The Twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans: brief biographies of authors, administrators, clergymen, commanders, editors, engineers, jurists, merchants, officials, philanthropists, scientists, statesmen, and others who are making American history. (Boston, Mass.: The Biographical Society. Reprinted by Gale Research, 1968., 1904), vol. 6, page 434, "LINCOLN, Mary Todd, wife of President Lincoln, was born in Lexington, Ky., Dec. 13, 1818; daughter of Robert S. Todd and granddaughter of Levi and Eliza Ann (Porter) Todd".
  3. Brown, John Howard (editor), and Rossiter (editor) Johnson. The Twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans: brief biographies of authors, administrators, clergymen, commanders, editors, engineers, jurists, merchants, officials, philanthropists, scientists, statesmen, and others who are making American history. (Boston, Mass.: The Biographical Society. Reprinted by Gale Research, 1968., 1904), vol. 6, page 434, "She died of paralysis at the home of Mrs. Edwards, Springfield, Ill., July 16, 1882".
  4. Genealogy.com. Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mary Todd Lincoln, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Find A Grave.


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