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  • Indiana, U.S.
    Monday Oct 5, 1818

    Abraham Lincoln

    Mother's death

    Indiana, U.S.
    Monday Oct 5, 1818

    On October 5, 1818, Nancy Lincoln succumbed to milk sickness, leaving 11-year-old Sarah in charge of a household including her father, 9-year-old Abraham, and Nancy's 19-year-old orphan cousin, Dennis Hanks.




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