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Nancy Lincoln
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Born
Nancy Hanks

February 5, 1784
Died October 5, 1818(1818-10-05) (aged 34)
Cause of death Milk sickness
Nationality American
Known for Mother of Abraham Lincoln
Spouse(s)
Thomas Lincoln (m. 1806)
Children
Parent(s)
  • Lucy Hanks
  • Tom Hanks
Relatives
  • Joseph Hanks (grandfather)
  • John Hanks (cousin)
  • Camille Cosby (distant cousin)
  • Tom Hanks (distant cousin)

Nancy Hanks Lincoln (February 5, 1784 – October 5, 1818) was the mother of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Her marriage to Thomas Lincoln also produced a daughter, Sarah, and a son, Thomas Jr. When Nancy and Thomas had been married for just over 10 years, the family moved from Kentucky to western Perry County, Indiana, in 1816. When Spencer County was formed in 1818; the Lincoln Homestead lay within its current boundaries. Nancy Lincoln died from milk sickness or consumption at the Little Pigeon Creek Community in Spencer County when Abraham was nine years old.

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