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On this day in 1842, Abraham Lincoln married Marry Todd in Springfield, Illinois

November 4, 2022

On this day in 1842, Abraham Lincoln (33) married Mary Todd (23) at her sister’s home in Springfield, Illinois. They remained married for 22 years until Lincoln’s death. Aside from her husband’s death, Mary endured the tragedy of losing three of her four sons within her lifetime.

Did you know? Lincoln had humble origins, but Mary came from an affluent southern family. Not only was her father a banker and a slaveholder, but several of her brothers and brothers-in-law served on the Confederate side during the Civil War.

Mary Todd Lincoln, Nicholas H. Shepherd, c. 1846

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November 4, 2022
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