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Nancy Hanks Lincoln Cemetery

Located on the grounds of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Clay Township, Spencer County, Indiana.


1. Lincoln, Nancy Hanks
"Mother of President Lincoln"
d Oct 5, 1818, aged 35 y
"Erected by a friend of her martyred son 1879"

2. Rhodes, "Mother" Mary E.
b Feb 14, 1852, d May 16, 1900
"Erected by sisters Minnie and Sallie"

3. Morris, Josephus, s/o D.C. & V.L.
b Mar 12, 1844, d Mar 12, 1899

4. Morris, Susanna
b Feb 9, 1851, d Jul 23, 1897

5. Ludwig, Bertha A., d/o John & L.
b Nov 7, 1886, d May 6, 1899

6. Huff, Salley, w/o Thomas
b Jun 21, 1848, d Jul 14, 1884
"The Lord is My Shepherd"

7. Hicks, Infant, s/o George II and Nancy J.
b & d Dec 14, 1891
It was an angel that visited the green earth "and took a flower away"

8. Brooner, Nancy Rusher
b 1782, d 1818


Luann Morris

A Foster brother

Mr. Huff (Dora Krause’s father)

Tom Summers (a soldier)

Rosie Huff

Mr. Huff (Mike’s father)

Truvill’s twin (Mrs. Mary Woods of Lincoln City mentioned this twin was a boy)

Smith children (two)

Mrs. Merrit and child

Cad and Cord Rice’s children

Main children (four)

Charlie McKasson

Persinger child

Elizabeth Wesson

W. T. Morris, Jr.

Mrs. Taylor

Levi Hall

Nancy Hanks Hall

Elizabeth Sparrow

Thomas Sparrow

The names on this list have been contributed by local citizens having knowledge of the burials in the cemetery.

Did You Know?

Robert Todd Lincoln

In 1900, Robert Todd Lincoln gave $1000 for the care of his grandmother’s grave. This stimulated the Spencer County to appropriate $800 for the purchase of 16 acres surrounding the gravesite. This eventually led to the establishment of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.