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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html


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Lincoln, Sarah Bush Johnston (1788-1869).

Sarah Bush had three children by her first husband, Daniel Johnston: Sarah Elizabeth, who married Dennis Hanks; Matilda, who married Squire Hall and later Reuben Moore; and John Davis Johnston. After the death of AL's mother, Thomas Lincoln returned to Kentucky in 1819 and proposed to the widowed Sarah Johnston. After paying her debts, he married her and brought her to Indiana, where she reformed the Lincoln household and proved a kind and affectionate stepmother to the Lincoln children. AL seems to have been genuinely attached to her from the beginning and was more solicitous for her welfare than for that of his father. After Thomas Lincoln's death, Sarah Bush Lincoln lived with relatives, finally residing at the home of her daughter Matilda Moore in Coles County, where AL paid his last visit to her in 1861. (ALE)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html
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