An Assessment of Thomas Lincoln

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An Interview with Daniel Cravens Taylor Sara Gabbard:  Please trace the Lincoln family’s journey from England to Virginia. Daniel Cravens Taylor: President Lincoln was not familiar with his family history in early life. As he approached his campaign for the presidency, Lincoln knew his father and mother came from Virginia but considered them to be […]

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Thomas Lincoln Reconsidered


Thomas Lincoln has been the subject of description and judgment since at least 1860 when a political biography of his son Abraham was written. Since then, thousands of books have been written about Abraham with most having brief descriptions of Thomas. Most published critical judgments of Thomas conclude that he was a miserable failure both as a man and as a father. It is time to take a fresh look at Thomas and reconsider those judgments and that wisdom.

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