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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wintersmith, Robert L. 'Robert L. Wintersmith (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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508. Robert L. Wintersmith (Jesse W. Weik Interview).

Elizabethtown Ky. March 23 1887

Robert L. Wintersmith

Thos L. lived on Cedar Creek 10 Mi N of Elizabethtown till after first dau. was born then moved to Elizbetht — tended mill till Dec 10 1808 when pair moved to 3 mi S. of Hodgenville — remembers date because my Aunt Polly Walters moved on the day before to the same neighborhood and was present when L. was born.

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Sammy Young bro. of Nancy Hanks [1] and his descendants were all very tall and slender. Mrs L. was a good singer and used to sing with Rev. Isaac Hodgen — Wintersmiths uncle a great Baptist divine

Only 6 persons in Hardin Co. voted for Lincoln — of these R. L. Wintersmith who was a Lincoln elector in 60 & 64 — Peter Stader an old German another — John Humphries —

Illinois State Historical Library: Weik Papers, box 2, Memorandum Book 2

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wintersmith, Robert L. 'Robert L. Wintersmith (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon612c.html
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