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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, John. 'John Hanks (John Miles 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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3. John Hanks (John Miles interview) [1].

Decatur Ills. May 25 1865

Thomas Lincoln, Father of Abraham Lincoln was born in Virgina, moved to Hardin County Kentucky, when three years old, when he was, six years old his Father Mortica Lincoln was killed by the Igians, in Kentucky Thos. Lincoln mared, Nancy Sparow in Murser County Ky. and when Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, moved to spencer county Indiana, and move to Macon County Ill in March 1830. some years after he moved to Coles County Ill where he died in 1854 was bured 8 miles south of Charleston in said County. [2] He had Black Hare, Dark Eyes, was 5 feet 9 inches high, hevy set, fleshy and weighed about 180 pounds, he was a good quiet citizen, moral habits, had a good sound judgement, a kind Husband and Father Even and good disposition was lively and cherfull.

Nancy Sparow the mother of Abraham Lincoln was borne in Murser County Kentucky, [3] (her Mothers maiden name was Lucy Hanks and was borne in Virgina) She died in Spencer County Indianna, when her only child living, Abraham Lincoln, was twelve years old, she had dark, Hare, Hazle, Eyes, was 5 feet 7 inches high a spare delicate frame, weighed about 120 pounds, had a clear intilectual mind, was amible, kind, charitable and affectionate. and was loved and revered by all that knew her.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2112; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:342

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, John. 'John Hanks (John Miles 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=herndon005.html
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