Nancy Hanks was born in Hampshire County, Virginia back in 1784 to Lucy, I don’t have the father’s name. she was raised by her grandparents Joseph and Ann. Her grandfather died when she was nine, she moved into her sister’s home in Mercer County, Kentucky in 1796. During her time living with her sister, she learned to read the Bible and other skills of a woman on the frontier during those times.
In 1806, she married Thomas, moving to Hardin County, Kentucky. In 1816, the family moved to Spencer County, Indiana. Sad to say she died in 1818, she was only 34. While there are different views of what she died from, the mystery remains.
What you may not know about Nancy is that the union between her and Thomas produced three children. One of them would rise to greatness that only a few have achieved. Okay, if you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about Nancy Hanks Lincoln, her son that survived adulthood was of course Abraham Lincoln.
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