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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Brown, Judge Alfred M. 'Judge Alfred M. Brown (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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507. Judge Alfred M. Brown (Jesse W. Weik Interview).

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Judge A M Brown —

raised at Hodgenville — knew Abe Enlow well — lived & died at H.

Geo Bromfield [1] — real father — was kind of heart & resembled him — characteristics — Abe Enloe may have been but being asked denied it. Geo Bromfield was intellectual looked like L in face — Brom died before L. attaind any prominence — both Enloe & Bromfield had chance to be father but Enloe to have been must have ben only 18 years old Bromfield was older. N. Hanks was rather loose woman — Gen Helm was cousin of half blood of Ab Enlow.

Nancy Hanks was loose woman and either Enlow or Brownfield might have been the father of AL. Brownfield had the kindness of Lincoln and was good natured Was of clear reasoning faculties and a man of real intellect. It is said that show coming to Hodgville had picture of Abe L. and an old man said before he knew who it was that it looked like Bromfield. Men from Hodgenville were at Elizabeth town good deal — Enlow died during war but Bromfield died long before L became prominent

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

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Brown, Judge Alfred M. 'Judge Alfred M. Brown (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=herndon612b.html
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