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ROBERT TODD LINCOLN
After Robert's marriage to Mary, they moved to Chicago where Lincoln joined a prominent law firm. Robert Todd Lincoln, the only Lincoln son to live past 18, first met Mary Harlan, daughter of Iowa Senator James Harlan, while his father was President. In 1868, three years after his father's assassination, Robert married Mary. In 1881, when President James A, Garfield appointed him Secretary of War, the Lincolns moved to Washington, D.C. After Garfield's assassination, Robert Todd Lincoln continued in his post under President Chester A. Arthur, serving until 1885. In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison appointed him U.S. Minister to Great Britain. The Lincolns returned to Chicago in 1893 and Robert returned to his law practice.• Robert Todd Lincoln was at his father President Abraham Lincoln's deathbed in Washington on April 15, 1865.• Garfield's Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln arrived at the Washington train station just as President Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881.• On September 6, 1901, Robert Todd Lincoln was invited to meet President McKinley in the Temple of Music at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. As he arrived, President McKinley was assassinated.AND IN "THE CENTURY MAGAZINE," APRIL 1909,
ROBERT TODD LINCOLN RECALLED AN INCIDENT
WHICH OCCURRED IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR:
"The incident occurred while a group of passengers were late at night purchasing their sleeping-car places from the conductor, who stood on the station platform at the entrance of the car. The platform was about the height of the car floor, and there was of course a narrow space between the platform and the car body. There was some crowding, and I happened to be pressed by it against the car body while waiting my turn. In this situation the train began to move, and by the motion I was twisted off my feet, and had dropped somewhat, with feet downward, into the open space, and was personally helpless, when my coat collar was vigorously seized, and I was quickly pulled up and out to a secure footing on the platform. Upon turning to thank my rescuer, I saw it was Edwin Booth, whose face was of course well known to me, and I expressed my gratitude to him, and, in doing so, called him by name." Well-known actor Edwin Booth was the brother of actor John Wilkes Booth.
As Abraham Lincoln's first born, Robert Todd Lincoln was the first Lincoln descendant.
- Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
- Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882
- Robert Todd Lincoln 1843-1926
- Mary Harlan Lincoln 1846-1937
- Mary (Mamie) Lincoln 1869-1938
- Abraham (Jack) Lincoln II 1873-1890
- Jessie Lincoln Beckwith Johnson Randolph, 1875-1948
- Lincoln Isham 1892-1971
- Mary (Peggy) Lincoln Beckwith 1898-1975
- Robert (Bud) Todd Lincoln Beckwith 1904-1985
ROBERT TODD LINCOLN BECKWITH
(1904-1985)The three grandchildren of Robert Todd Lincoln (pictured at the bottom right of the Lincoln Family Trees)
each died childless: Lincoln Isham died in 1971; Mary (Peggy) died in 1975.
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith was the last direct descendant of President Lincoln.
When he died in 1985, Abraham Lincoln's bloodline came to an end.
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