Tag Archives: Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Lincoln’s Secret Trip

Robert Todd Lincoln was a private man who assiduously shunned the spotlight. Robert T. Lincoln: 1865 Robert Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln, had neither of his parents’ outgoing personalities. He made friends easily enough, but he was a laid-back … Continue reading

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The Lincolns and the Actors

Everyone knows about Abraham Lincoln’s brief run-in with John Wilkes Booth, but  other Lincolns had life and death incidents involving theater folks. Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth came from a well regarded family of dramatic actors. His … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and His Father-in-Law

Abraham Lincoln never had a chance to spend serious time with Robert Smith Todd, his father-in-law, but there was a solid bond nevertheless. Miss Mary Todd, Bride When Abraham Lincoln married Miss Mary Todd, he was nearly thirty-three. She was … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Grandson: “Jack”

Abraham Lincoln never lived to see any of his grandchildren. Robert Todd Lincoln & Family Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son Robert was twenty-one when his father was assassinated. He had completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard, and planned to re-enroll in … Continue reading

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Robert T. Lincoln: Witness to Assassinations

When Robert Lincoln was nearly sixty, he vowed never again to meet a President of the United States.  He was a prominent man with an iconic name. Meeting and greeting Presidents was a given. But he let it be known … Continue reading

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The Two Mary Lincolns Disaster

It was inevitable.  Mary Todd Lincoln, mother-in-law, and Mary Harlan Lincoln, daughter-in law…  Mary Lincoln Meets Mary Harlan When the Lincolns came to Washington in 1861, they became acquainted with Senator and Mrs. James Harlan, Republicans of Iowa.  In due … Continue reading

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Mary and Robert Lincoln: A Family Tragedy

The Widow Mary would have a tenuous and tragic relationship with her son Robert Lincoln for the remaining years of her life. The Family Situation Abraham Lincoln died without a will, thus his estate would be shared equally by Mary, … Continue reading

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