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date: 03 August 2020

Lincoln, Mary Toddlocked

(13 December 1818–16 July 1882)
  • Jean H. Baker

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Lincoln, Mary Todd (13 December 1818–16 July 1882), first lady, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert Smith Todd, a well-known Whig politician and, at various times in his life, a banker and partner of a dry-goods firm, and Eliza Parker. Both of her parents were descendants of a large, wealthy, influential family, whose earlier members had founded the town of Lexington....

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