Sarah Lincoln Grigsby

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Birthday
10, 1807
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jan 20, 1828 (20)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1807
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jan 20, 1828 (20)

About

Best remembered as the sister of United States Civil War-era President Abraham Lincoln, she helped raise her famous younger brother after their mother died in 1818.

Before Fame

She grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Spencer County, Indiana, as the first child and only daughter of Nancy and Thomas Lincoln.

Trivia

In 1819, her father married his second wife, Sarah Bush Lincoln, who became her stepmother.

Family Life

She married Aaron Grigsby in 1826. Sadly, she died while in labor with their stillborn child.

Associated With

Her brother Abraham Lincoln, one of the most important presidents in United States history, issued the famous Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and ultimately abolished slavery by pushing for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.