Family record written by Lincoln, 1851

Lincoln’s Family Record

Sometime after the death of his father, Thomas, in 1851, Lincoln recorded key information in the family Bible. The first page lists several births, including that of his sister, Sarah, whose name is missing, and his own on February 12, 1809. The second page records his father’s marriage to his stepmother, Sarah Johnston, in 1819 and his own to Mary Todd on November 4, 1842. The third page records the deaths of his mother, sister and father.