President Lincoln was named for his grandfather, Abraham Lincoln. This grandfather was killed in an Indian attack while he and the president's father, Thomas, were working a crop. The Indian brave tried to kidnap Thomas. One of the president's uncles killed the Indian and saved Thomas. All this happen in the late 1700s in Jefferson County, Kentucky (just east of Middletown). This marker is in the area of the Lincoln homestead. Abraham's paternal grandparents were brought to KY by Daniel…
Perhaps the most famous piece of furniture in the White House, the “Lincoln Bed,” was purchased by Mrs. Lincoln in 1861. The bed was placed in the “Prince of Wales Room,” named after the Prince of Wales who stayed there in 1860. Lincoln never slept in this bed.
Among the crowd to see the Lincoln family remains transferred back to the tomb on April 26, 1901, was Josephine Remann Edwards, who as a girl Lincoln carried on his shoulders. Edwards is standing just behind the two boys wearing caps, center
Very rare...Only known drawing of Lincoln in state...drawn by artist Pierre Morand in New York during Lincoln's funeral. It was said that Morand was let in during the night to draw it because Edwin Stanton wouldn't allow photos or drawings. This drawing is owned by the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop and I do not claim any copyright to it.