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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Helm, Emilie Todd. 'Emilie Todd Helm (Statement)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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583. Emilie Todd Helm (Statement).

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Robert S Todd (the Father of Mrs Lincoln) lost his first wife in 1824 (I think). He Married Elizabeth Humphreys in Nov 1826 — By his last Marriage he had eight children — two of whom are living — Mrs C H Kellogg of Cincinnati Ohio — and Mrs Genl. Ben Hardin Helm of Elizabethtown Ky — His three sons by the last Marrige entered the Confederate Army — one fell at the battle of Shiloh (Corinth) one fell at Baton Rouge & the third wounded by a bullet in his lungs,

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lingered for a few years and died after the close of the war — The three daughters who are dead were, Mrs C B White of Selma Ala — Mrs Wallace Herr of Ky & Mrs N H R [Danson?] of Alabama (Col [Danson?] is now at Washington as Supt of Bureau of Education).

Elizabeth Humphreys was a daughter of Dr Alexander Humphreys of Staunton Virginia & a grand daghter of Rev John Brown of Va a famous presbyterian clergyman of that day

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3918 (letter), Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3919 (enclosure)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Helm, Emilie Todd. 'Emilie Todd Helm (Statement)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon694b.html
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