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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 8 0 Browse Search
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rah. The mistake, I think, arises from the fact that, in the Bible record referred to, all that portion relating to the birth of Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, down to the word Nancy has been torn away, and the latter name has therefore been erroneously taken for that of the daughter. Reading the entry of Abraham's him came the last child, a boy — named Thomas after his father — who lived but a few days. No mention of his existence is found in the Bible record. After Mr. Lincoln Regarding the paternity of Lincoln a great many surmises and a still larger amount of unwritten or, at least, unpublished history have drifted into the curreLincoln a great many surmises and a still larger amount of unwritten or, at least, unpublished history have drifted into the currents of western lore and Journalism. A number of such traditions are extant in Kentucky and other localities. Mr. Weik has spent considerable time investigating the truth of a report current in Bourbon county, Kentucky, that Thomas Lincoln, for a consideration from one Abraham Inlow, a miller there, assumed the paternity of the in
Lincoln. she attends school with her brother Abraham. the tribute by helm to Abe, the little boy. boyhood exploits with John Duncan and Austin Gollaher. dissatisfaction of Thomas Lincoln with Kentucky. the removal to Indiana. the half-faced camp. Thomas and Betsy Sparrow follow. how Thomas Lincoln and the Sparrows farmed. life in the Lincoln cabin. Abe and David Turnham go to mill. appearance of the milk sick in the Pigeon creek settlement. death of the Sparrows. death of Nancy Lincoln. the widowerhood of Thomas Lincoln. he marries Sarah Bush Johnston. the Lincoln and Johnston children.--‘Tilda Johnston's indiscretion. attending school. Abe's gallantry toward Kate Roby.--Blue Nose Crawford and the book. schoolboy poetry. Abe's habits of study. testimony of his stepmother. Sarah, the sister of Abraham Lincoln, though in some respects like her brother, lacked his stature. She was thick-set, had dark-brown hair, deep-gray eyes, and an even disposition. In con