Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington Kentucky on December Thirteenth, 1818. She was Irish from her paternal grandfather David Levi Todd, Scottish from her maternal great-great grandfather Samuel McDowell, and was English from other ancestors. On the other hand, she was five foot two by adult hood, had bright blue eyes, had reddish brownish hair, and was Presbyterian. Mrs. Lincoln’s birth mother was Eliza Ann Parker. Mrs. Todd died in 1824. Robert Smith Todd was Mrs. Lincoln’s father. He was also a merchant, Lawyer, an officer in the war of 1812, and a member of the Kentucky legislature. He decided to re marry after Mrs. Todd’s death to Elizabeth Humphreys, who became Mrs. Lincoln’s Stepmother. On the other hand, she was the fourth of seven children. Elizabeth Todd Edwards came first, followed by Fanny Todd Wallace, who came before Levi O. Todd, who was older than Mary Todd Lincoln, followed by Robert P. Todd, who came before Ann Todd Smith, who was followed up by George Rodgers Clark Todd.
Meanwhile, for School, Mrs. Lincoln attended Shelby Female Academy, Madame Mentelle’s Boarding School, and Dr. Ward’s Academy. At Shelby Female ...
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