Sarah Lincoln, older sister of the future 16th president of the United States, was born 10 February 1807 in Elizabethtown, the seat of Hardin County, Kentucky. She was the first-born child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. When Nancy Hanks died in Indiana in 1818, eleven-year old Sarah had to step up and run the household, consisting of her father, brother Abraham, and cousin Dennis Hanks, who was living with them. A little more than a year later she was relieved of much of the responsibility when her father remarried.
Sarah married Aaron Grigsby in Indiana in August of 1826. She died in childbirth on 20 January 1828, just over a year after her marriage. The child was stillborn, and is said to have been buried in her arms.
Sarah Lincoln Grigsby lies at rest in Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Dale, Spencer County, Indiana.
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