Thomas "Tad" Lincoln
The youngest child of Mary and Abraham, Thomas, was born on April 4, 1853, in the Lincoln home in Springfield. He was named after Lincoln's father, Thomas, but, Abraham nicknamed him "Tad," short for "Tadpole," apparently because of his appearance as an infant. Tad was inventive in thinking up mischief and he became rather famous for his pranks, which he often carried out with the help of his older brother Willie.
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois preserves, protects, and interprets for current and future generations the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois