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LINCOLN'S MOTHER ' this .U».u .u rodents u the cuuntj Some Historical Facts About the Life of Nancy Hanks Lincoin-Her Marriage in this County and Her Death in Indiana* >OOOOOOOO€KXXXXXXX)OOCXXX5000 The young couple began housekeeping housekeeping ir\ a very meager and primitive way, ,and in the course of time a child was bom, a girl which v. as named Sarah Jane. The husband farmed a little and worked at the carpenter's trade But being of a de-ultory disposition disposition he decided to move to Hardin Hardin country and about the year 1809 he removed his family to that county. The exact date of his removal is not clear, and for this reason there is mple excuse for the contention of Vashington county as the birthplace f the second child, Abraham, born ? ebruary 12th, 1809, Old residents f this county who have passed to the Great Beyond only a few years ago epeatedly told of the birth of a son lamed Abraham which occurred on- y a short time before the removal on- he Lincoln family from Washington o Hardin county. One of those men vas William Hardesty who was a <uest at the marriage, and a friend md neighbor of the Lincolns. He often told a lady who is now a teacher teacher in the Graded School at this place, hat while Thomas Lincoln went to Hardin county to intake preparation or his family's removal, he (Hardesty) (Hardesty) stayed with the Lincoln fam- ly for protection during the absence of the husband. That besides the little little girl, then two years old, there was a six weeks old babe, a boy, and its name was Abraham. After Thomas Lincoln's return from Hardin county, Hardesty helped the Lincoln family to move to their new home near Hodgenville, and rs- membercd the two children well. Mr, Hardesty also related these facts ic- peatedly to Mr. W. F. Booker Co. Ct. Clk. In view of these facts in seems as reasonable to claim Wash- ""liony'f'"re^utablV citizens who K :re neighbors of the pioneer Lincoln Mnt'until a generation after the le?th of e woman who gave-to the 1,1 one of the grandest characters W °h story! did her worth and true no- lll»l"'J> " . _.. u-»»»m«- a alim of become public. of a shiftless husband twelve years, maintaining the : pure Christ-1 ke character that .Was ; one of the memories of Abraham Lincoln s ''in'lhfyear 17S3 the parents of \ cy Hanks, Joseph Hanks.and his .\ailL.) JJ ", ' •",,.__;„:_ Kolnrrincr with wife came The ne Bp on > T id- 1-2 Al- tn One on ( bol and 1m fln Sec be llI\.-5, J'-'-.v|"« , . . am,: from Virginia bringing with , Nancy who was five years old. country was a .forest except for a „•«• clearings and loghouses and the ,ns established M different pomU hroughout the State by Boone and the settlers who followed him. Alter our years of hardships in the new ountrv, Joseph Hanks (Nancy s father) father) died, leaving to Nancy as the only be.juest of which we have any record, a' yearling heifer Richard Rerrv, who married a Miss Betty Shipley, an aunt of Nancy Hanks was nankin the will of Joseph Hanks as Nancy's guardian, and with them she lived until her marriage to Thomas _ of Nancy Hanks that she •as o"f devoutly pious disposition am elighted in singing the old Methodis vmns in a voice that was remarkabh ",r its sweetness of tone; and there ; no doubt that from his mother wa iheritcd the piety for which Lincoli vas noted. . In about the year 17S5 there moved mo Washington county the widow oi \braham Lincoln (Abraham's grand- •ither) whose husband had been killed the Indians in Jefferson county. The record of Jefferson and Campbell counties show that Abraham Lincoln vas a large land owner in both coun- ies, and at his death all of his proper- y descended to his eldest son, Mor- lecai, according to the English law of >rimogeniture which still prevailed at dial time, the two younger sons Josiah and Thomas were left without a share the father's estate, Thomas, the •gest, learned the carpenter's trade her Christian character and exalted her as the true-type of noble woman- The grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln.' For sixty-three years the grave of Nancy Hanks was unmarked save for a small stone flab with her name rudely cut upon it. The first, monument monument was placed to the grave in 1SSO, by the weiiltliy vsagon manufacturer, Clem Stmlcbaker of South Bend. The erection of this monument was the simple act of a friend who was desirous of perpetuating the last resting resting place in the memory of the people. people. When (lie old monument at ^the grave oi President Lincoln at Sp'ring- licld, 111., was raxed and replaced by a new <>ue, the contractor presented the stone of the base of the old monument monument to the citizens of Spencer county county to be iited as a monument for the grave of Mrs. Lincoln. The Commissioners Commissioners of Spencer county purchased purchased seventeen acres of land adjacent adjacent to the grave and deeded it to the Monument Association which had been formed. The acres immediately immediately surrounding the grave belongs to the United States, Thomas Lincoln having deeded it back to the government government in part consideration for another another tract of land. . From the stone of the martyred T incoln's monument was made a monument of handsome design, but simple as the life oi the one whose grave it marks. It was dedicated October 1st, 1902 Such was the life and death of the mother of one of the grandest characters in American history, fruit with riingc Alton. im- lot lot Yager install- of east of suit Medora. City, on under Richard Berry and also learned ove his employer's ward and niece, Nancy Hanks. The Marriage The marriage of Thomas Lincoln to Nancy Hanks occurred June 12th, IMHi, at the home of Richard Berry, and was solmenized by Rev. Jesse Head a Methodist minister, whose cer- tilicate of the marriage (with others from April 28th, 1600 to June SCth, 1SOO) is in the County Clerk's oflicc now. Also the marriage bond which is as follow. "Know all men by, these presents, that we, Thomas Lincoln and Richard Berry are held firmly bound unto his excellency, -the Governor of Kentucky, Kentucky, in the just and full sum of hfty pounds, current money, to the payment payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we binds ourselves, our hei/s, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed this 10th day of Juno 1806. The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas, whereas, there is a marriage shortly intended intended between the above bound Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Haidks, for^which a license has been issued. Now, il there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue in law." RICHARD BERRY, (Garden) "Witness—John Parrott." Traditional county .history alone would'established the fact of the marriage, marriage, but the records referred to are conclusive. Finding Marriage Bond. After Lincoln became President he caused a search of the records of Hardin county to be made that he might establish the truth of his parents' parents' marriage. While Lincoln himself himself felt assured that his father and mother were legally married, he ington county as Linc.iln's birthplace as Hirdin county. After about two years' residence near Hodgenville the family again moved near where is now New Haven, on Knob Creek. Here Thomas Lincoln Lincoln was employed in the distillery of John Boone. Not being content with a home in Hardin county, in the year 1810 the Lincoln family emigranted to Indiana, Spencer county, about fifteen miles from ' the. Ohio River northward. The country was densely wooded and a road had "to be cut through the forest forest by the way from the river. Their first house was an open-face having only'three sides, the fourth being left open for the camp fire and as a means of gress and egress. The nearest neighbors were three miles distant, and as the country was inhabited by wild beasts, neighborly visits were few. Death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Two years after the settlement of ihe Lincolns in Indiana, Mrs. Lincoln was attacked with a-malignant disease disease known to the early seulers of the "milk sickness," caused ^i)«.io.v.kv»j ••• c \\T 1 whose parents were citizens of Washington Washington county, and whose life began on Kentucky soil. Brief Widowhood. The widowhood of Thomas Lincoln was brief, and scarcely had he mourned mourned the death of his wife a year when he visited Kentucky and married Miss Sallie Bush Johnson, December 2nd, 1819, Rev. Geo. L. Rodgers performing performing the ceremony. The second wile was a person of some culture and refinement. refinement. She proved to be a mother indeed, to the young boy, Abe, and gave him' great assistance in his pursuit pursuit of knowledge. . The daughter, Sarah Jane Lincoln married Aaron Grigsby, and lived ab.-mt a quarter of a mile from the Lincoln home. Abraham Lincoln devotedly devotedly loved his sister Sarah and when she died he suffered one of the keenest sorrows of his life. Her remains remains now lie in Little Pigeon cemetery cemetery so called because the first meeting meeting house in that section was .built on Little Pigeon creek; and the bones of many of the pioneer settlers rest /Men Ttie Weakened Unhealthy Kidneys It iiswl to IK: urinary and bladder Therefore, xvlieti •ir out of order, von juickly your entire how every or^ini V yon are .-* or inking tllK * at Kilmer's Swa:np-Koot, as your kidneys are all the other organs will convince If you nre sick take by ffrst The mild and tii" Dr. Kilmer's kidney remedy, stands the highest of the most on its merits by druggists in and 0'ie-dollar bottles. You have a sample by mail fret-, .ii:v.> how to find out if bladder trouble. when writing to hamton, N. Y. but remember the Dr. Kilmer's address, Bingbamton.N. The If you are ortunity a jetter returns in to. the little cemetery adjacent there is marked by a smal 'The General Passenger Box 911. Southwest. In Indian Texas more men develop the large and, not now which it is ngs in the towns small stores, yards. We want of this coming gladly send to any mail, copy_ of country as ^^JWUl-l^ "•' " •" • . by cows, from which milk was used, 1 _ ' ._ .1 .. C ,.,n.r.A .-.T* ll « fta 11* II 1 I"* M The grave u ........ -- -» , marble slab with the name of Sara. Jane Grigsby, daughter of Thoma and Nancy Lincoln;" and the date o her birth and death inscribed upon it The Colonel's "Waterloo. Colonel John M. Fuller of Hone Grove, Texas, nearly met ms Waterloo, Waterloo, from Liver and Kidney trouble. In a recent letter, he says: 1 was nearly dead, of these complaints, and, although I tri :d my family doctor, he did me no good; so I got a SOc. bottle bottle of your great Electric Bitters, which cured me. 1 consider them the best medicine on earth, and thank eating a kind of weed, or herb, which poisoned them and caused their death and usually the death of those who had used milk from the affected cows The pioneers depended upon the wild pasturage for their stock, and it was no unusual thing for the cattle to become affected by eating the poisonous were and od who gave you the knowledge to make them." Sold. t.nd guaranteed to e, Dyspepsia, Biliousness and Kid- Disease, by E. Marsh and b. H. CITY iuesday, Notice is will he- of tion cf the r:ty Illinois, on ure, ney _ . . Wyss, druggists, at 5Cc. bottle. lever had any tangible proof upon which to base his belief except the simple faith of the child in the chastity chastity of his mother and his belief in her Christianity, the principles of which she had so well inculcated .into the nature of her son, One of Lincoln's biographers stated that no record of Lincoln's marriage to Nancy Hanks could be found, _ if there was any such document and intimated intimated that no marriage was ever Ko!ernniz»d. Search was made in Hardin county for a record of their marriage but as it never occurred in that county no record was found. After the search was made, Mr. Mitchell Thompson, of Washington weed. The symptoms of the disease were, a weakening of the animal and twitching of the muscles, or trembling, and it was common y called "trembles." The animal would soon become too weak to stand, and died within three days. Persons affected affected were seized with violent retching and nausea, and with a burnney sensation of the stomach which ' usually terminated fatally.' Mrs. Lincoln knew that her days . „ numbered and she called Sarah 1 Abraham to her bedside and gave them her last message. She admonished admonished her son to be good and kind to his father and sister. To both <hv .said: "Be good to one another. After her death the children and their father prepared the body for its rude casket. With his whipsaw- Thomas Lincoln cut the boards and fitted them together together Into this rough box the body was lifted by the husband and son who tenderly carried it about an eighth of a mile distant where a grave had been dug by the same loving hands. Sarah walked beside the coffin to the grave where the body was lowered and dust returned to dust. There were no sympathizing friends to mingle mingle their tears with those of the two motherless children, and comfort their aching hearts. No minister was present present to offer a prayer or speak a comforting comforting word to the bereaved family. The silent oaks stood grim spectators of the wretchedly pitiful scene, while the children in their anguish appeal ed for strength and courage to the God that she had taught them to revere. . In the springtime Abraham sent word back to Elder Elkin who had been a friend and religious adviser of the family in It Keeps the Feet: W»m and ury. Ask today for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures Chilblains, Swoi- len, Sweating, Sore, Aching, Damp feet. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Death Kate in New Yoffc and Chicago During November and December, 1903 one fifth of the death in New York and Chicago were from pneumonia. pneumonia. Foley's Honey and Tar not only stops the cough but heals and strengthens the lungs and prevents pneumonia, so do not take chances on a cold wearing away whe'i I'oley s Honey and Tar will cure you quickly and prevent serious results. April, A. D., electing the One mayor. One city One city One Alderman Alderman Alderman Alderman One Ward. One Ward. One Ward. One Ward. One Ward. One Alderman Ward. If you would take away from some people the desire to hold office they wouldn't have any patriotism left. Champion Liniment ior Rheumatism. All 'of said office for a term The Judges, places for follows: Judges of ney, lohn Clerks of carrier at Chamber- len Challacombe, Polling shop Belle Judges of Kentucky to come and preach the The request -was good man rode over one county, a relative Lincoln, was in of Nancy Hanks and funeral' of his mother, granted, and the KUUU • *!««• • VM»* « » *•* "•* _ . miles on horse back to reach the Lincoln Lincoln home. An eye-witness described described the funeral services as follows: follows: At the appointed time of which all the neighbors for many miles distant had been notified, the settlers gathered gathered together, some. in carts with Chas. Drake, a mail Chapinville, Conn., ssys: ----. Iain's Pain Balm is the champion of all liniments. The past year I was troubled a great deal with rheumatism n my shoulder. After trying several cures the storekeeper here recommended recommended this remedy and it completely cured me." There is no use of anyone anyone suffering from that painful ailment ailment when this liniment can be chained chained for a small sum. One apr>»- caUon gives prompt relief and its continued continued use for a short time will produce produce a permanent cure, or sale by E Marsh S. H. Wyss, Paul's Phar., Geo. 7. Barth, N. Alton, W. D. W. BariK-ni, Upper Alto' 1 Relief Relief in Six noun.. Distiessing Kidney t,v,<i Haddci Disease relieved in »ix by new tireat South American kidney Cure. It is a great surprise on account of its exceeding promptness in rehev,, g oain in bladder, kidney and back, in STafe or female Relieves retention erf water a most immediately, it y° u want quick relief and cure this is the remedy. Sold by S. H. Wyss, druggist. Alton __ Rheumatism Cured in S4 Hour* T. J. Blackmore, of Haller & Black} Black} Pittsburg, Pa., says "A short F/an? Clerks of Jr., Theo. Polling Belle street. Judges of Milor Wm. ^clerks of «°" d Judges of 4--III IVIJIIj WUD Hi nOdffCnVlUO «•••« CIVU lVJ$*-v«v.| -«."- j '-- titin-A heard of the attempt to find a record wheels made of sections of the huge of the marriage. l When he returned boles of trees, the product of the saw, home, knowing the incidents connect- ax and augur; some on norse-uacK, ed with the courtship and marriage of others in wagons drawn by oxen, uuu Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, he caused a some came walking, search of the County Court records to Standing at the foot of tne sravt, be made. Mr. W. F. Booker spent with the canopy of Heaven above his many days looking up old records head, Eider Elklns lifted his voice in and was r«\yajfd«4 by. findjnf^ the prayer and son* after wnicn ne preached a se taraMK!" a »'» more did any them' I know the Myrtle Cure to be what it is represented and take pleas ure iif reconwending It to other poo Pb<W* City Hal Polling Second udges of Henry an, Henry Polling and Ridge Judges of Weiss Clerks of n Kennedy, "polling Judges of Sr Thos. Clerks of Clement, Jr., G pStag dence, on The e po tion wil be morning Dl (gffij

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 03 Apr 1905, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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