As far as the former President of the United States of America is concerned, he is certainly one of the most unique and interesting, but today that’s not all about him. Let’s see the story of this man by looking at Abraham Lincoln’s wife, sons, and family as a whole.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Wife

Although she was married to one of the most famous popular presidents, she, on the other hand, was not as popular as the first lady or even liked her. Some would say it was because she came from a privileged background and as such was not as approachable as her husband. Still, we should all keep in mind that she was a woman who saw a lot of pain in her life, so maybe that added to the overall disposition.

Well, let’s cut to the chase, she was born MaryAnn Todd on December 13, 1818, to wealthy slave owners in Lexington, Kentucky. For a woman of that day, she received a remarkable education and even learned to speak French. So how did she meet her future husband? She met him when he was still a lawyer and politician, when she was staying with her married sister, Elizabeth Edwards.

Apparently, on-and-off relationships were also a problem. At the time, you’d rather believe that Lincoln and Mary had one, but in November 1842, they finally tied the knot and she officially became Abraham Lincoln’s wife. She was 43 when she became the 16th FLOTUS and, in case you were wondering exactly what made her so unpopular, it was her extravagance at a time when the nation was struggling that made her so unlikable.

Overall, she didn’t live a very pleasant life; her husband was shot before her eyes, only one of her four sons survived her, she was a sick woman and she died penniless on July 16, 1882 at the age of 63.

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Son of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s wife gave birth to four sons. The sad thing for him is that only one of them lived to adulthood. Nevertheless, let us immediately intervene and meet them. Her first son was Robert Todd Lincoln and he was the only member of their family to enter the 20th century.

Robert was born August 1, 1843 and died July 26, 1926. Lincoln’s first child had a somewhat distant relationship with his father. Nevertheless, Abraham Lincoln was proud of Robert and found him brilliant, but also competitive. In turn, Robert admired his father and wept openly on his deathbed.

One could count both lucky and unlucky; lucky in the sense that he was able to live his life, get married and even father 3 children. Then unlucky in the sense that his mother, father, or brothers weren’t alive to share that life with him. The next son was Edward Baker Lincoln, named after his friend Edward Dickinson Baker.

Little is known about Lincoln’s son, Eddy, who didn’t make it to his fourth birthday, but there is evidence that he was a sweet little boy with a good heart. He died a month before his 4th birthday after suffering from drug addiction, leaving his parents devastated.

Their third son, William Wallace Lincoln, was born December 21, 1850 and died February 20, 1862 at the age of 11. He is named after his mother’s brother-in-law, Dr. William Wallace. Willie and his younger brother Tad were considered “notorious hells” when they lived in Springfield.

Tragedy struck in early 1962, Wille and Tad fell ill from typhoid, but Willie had a more serious case and as a result he died. The whole family was scarred by the loss. Thomas “Tad” Lincoln III, was the couple’s fourth and last son. His father gave him the nickname “Tad” because he found him as twisted as a tadpole when he was born.

Tad managed to outlive his father, but after under the age of 18 he died of tuberculosis, pleural crisis, pneumonia, or congestive heart failure.

Abraham Lincoln’s family

Besides Abraham Lincoln’s wife and sons, here is a list of the rest of his family members. His parents were Nancy and Thomas Lincoln, his siblings were Sarah Lincoln Grigsby and Thomas Lincoln Jr. Besides that, his grandchildren were Mamie Lincoln Isham, Jessie Harlan Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln II.