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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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161. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon.

Febuary the 28th 66

Friend William

those questions is mity Easy to answer

1st who was the Mother of Nancy Sparrow Now this is Abes Mothers you asking a Bout it Was Lucy Hanks first and Next Lucy Sparrow—My ant

2d what was Miss Nancy Sparrows farthers Name it Was Henry Sparrow Lucy Hanks was his wife the Mother of Abes Mother and My ant

Did Mister Sparrow and his wife have any Childern Except Nancy Sparrow answer yes they Had 8 Childern 4 Suns and 4 Daughters James Thomas Henry George girls Sally Ellizabeth Nancy Lucy all Born in Murcer County Kentucky

3d Who Did Jesse friend Mary he Married My ant polly Hanks Abes Mothers ant Thomas Sparow Maried Elizabeth Hanks A Lincolns ant Sister to Henry Sparrows wife Lucy Hanks This is their first Name who Did Levi Hall Mary he Maried My Mother Nancy Hanks which was Lucy Hanks Sister Henry Sparows wife Abes grand Mother I Dont Recollect their farthers Name My grand farther and ther farther I think old John Hanks Can tell who was his grand farther all a Bout it write to him if it is Importent 4 was you Raised By Charles friend or Thomas Sparrow I was Raised By Thom Sparrow

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on the Little South fork of Nolin Ky was Thomas Sparrow Mr Lincoln Mothers farther I answer No No Kin at all

Yours truly
D. F. Hanks

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2512; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:255—56

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon221.html
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