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Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

CONTENTS SET A:

Topic One:  Frontier Life and Illiteracy

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John Davis Johnston and Family living in the Thomas Lincoln Goosenest Farm log cabin.  John was Abe's step-brother, son of his step-mother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln.  Sarah would have to move out of the Goosenest cabin for periods of time, but would spend her last years there.

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Young"Abe"

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Nancy, Birth Mother

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Young Sairy, Dennis and Abe 

 

Betsy
(Sarah Bush's Daughter)

 

John D.
(Sarah Bush's Son)

 



Step Mother to Abe, Sarah Bush  Johnston Lincoln

 

 

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Matilda (Tildy) grown-up
(Sarah Bush's Daughter)

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Thomas, Abraham's Father
(Uncle Tom Sparrow to Dennis) 
(Pappy for Abe and Sarah)

Students:

 


Student Directions


 

Teacher Directions
 

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Dennis Hanks, Cousin visiting with new cousin,

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            b.=born         m.=married        ?=not known (usually a birth or death date)

The Lincolns

Samuel & Martha Lincoln


Children:
Thomas, Besheba


Thomas Lincoln m. Nancy Hanks who died


Thomas /Nancy Children:
Sarah, Abraham
and Thomas (died at 2 yrs. old)


m.  Sarah Bush
Johnston


Sarah Bush children:
Elizabeth, Matilda, and John D.

Abraham Lincoln m. Mary AnnTodd:


Children:
Robert, Edward, William, Thomas



 

The Hanks

John Hanks m. Nancy Shipley


Children:
Nancy Hanks
(who m. Thomas Lincoln)


Elizabeth m. Thomas Sparrow
(no children)


Nancy Hanks (not married), daughter of Joseph Hanks was the mother of
Dennis Hanks m. Sarah (Betsy) Elizabeth Johnston (Sarah Bush's daughter)


Children:
Sarah Jane;
John Talbot;
Nancy;
Harriet;
Amanda;
Mary;
Charles;
Theophilus







 

The Halls

Squire Hall m. Matilda (Tildy) Johnston (Sarah Bush's daughter)
Children:
 

3 sons and  five daughters, including:
 

John Johnston (1829-1909) m.               Elizabeth Jane Taylor;
 

Nancy Ann (1832-?);
Alfred L. (1839-?);
Sarah Louisa (1841-1935) m. Merrill Fox;
Joseph A;.
Amanda;
Harriet


Squire dies,
Matilda marries Reuben Moore.  They would have one son, Giles


Matilda lives and dies in the Moore House, near Goosenest Farm


 

The Bushes & Johnstons

Christopher Bush m. Hannah


Children:
6 sons, 3 daughters, including Sarah (step mother of Abraham)
m.
Daniel Johnston


Children: Sarah Elizabeth, Matilda,
John Davis


Sarah Bush Johnston m. Thomas Lincoln
Children:
none


Matilda Johnston m. Squire Hall (see as listed for the Hall Family) 


Children:
John, Nancy, Elizabeth, Alfred, Sarah Louisa, Joseph Amanda and Harriet


Squire would die and Matilda (Tildy) would marry Reuben Moore
Children:
Giles
 



 


 


 

John Davis Johnston (son of Sarah Bush Lincoln) m. Mary Mary Barker
Children:
6 sons, 1 daughter
 


Mary dies and John Davis marries Nancy Williams
children:
John Davis Jr.
 


The Bush Family line continues through the ancestors of Hannah Bush Radley who married John Sawyer and their children:
Lydia and Ann

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