Mary Todd Lincoln
13 December 1818 - 16 July 1882

Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Ann Todd was born in Lexington, Kentucky to Robert Smith Todd and Eliza Parker. In 1839 she moved to Springfield, Illinois to live with her sister Elizabeth where she met Abraham Lincoln. They were married in 1842.

The house in Lexington where she lived with her family from 1832 until 1839 is now the Mary Todd Lincoln House museum.


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