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Sarah (Lincoln) Grigsby (1807 - 1828)

Sarah Grigsby formerly Lincoln
Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, USAmap
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Wife of — married 6 Aug 1826 in Spencer, Indianamap
Died in Dale, Spencer County, Indiana, USAmap
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Sarah (Lincoln) Grigsby was a part of Kentucky.
Sarah (Lincoln) Grigsby was a Hoosier.
Sarah (Lincoln) Grigsby died from complications arising from the birth of Nathaniel Grigsby.

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.[1]

Sarah Lincoln Grigsby lies at rest in Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Dale, Spencer County, Indiana.


  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 July 2016), Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, 1828; Burial, Dale, Spencer, Indiana, United States of America, Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery; citing Find A Grave: Memorial #9270712,
    Name Sarah Lincoln Grigsby
    Maiden Name Lincoln
    Event Type Burial
    Event Date 1828
    Event Place Dale, Spencer, Indiana, United States of America
    Photograph Included Y
    Birth Date 10 Feb 1807
    Death Date 20 Jan 1828
    Affiliate Record Identifier 9270712
    Cemetery Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • : Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp.

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They are buried Little Pigeon Baptist Church, Spencer County, Indiana.