Abraham Lincoln & Mary Todd

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
1839 - 1865

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd  


Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married for 22 years. They dated for 9 months after getting together in Mar 1839. After a 2 years engagement they were married on 4th Nov 1842. 22 years later Abraham Lincoln died, leaving behind his partner and 4 children.

They had 4 children, Robert Todd (178), Edward Baker (175), William Wallace (170) and Thomas 'Tad' (168).


American Head of State Abraham Lincoln was born on 12th February, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA and passed away on 15th Apr 1865 Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. aged 56. He is most remembered for 16th President of the United States. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

American First Lady Mary Todd was born Mary Ann Todd on 13th December, 1818 in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. and passed away on 16th Jun 1882 Springfield, Illinois, U.S. aged 63. She is most remembered for Abraham Lincoln`s Wife. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingMar 1839 - Dec 1839 9 months, 5 days
EngagedDec 1839 - 4th Nov 1842 2 years, 11 months
Married4th Nov 1842 - 15th Apr 1865 22 years, 5 months
Total Mar 1839 - 15th Apr 1865 26 years, 1 month

Children: Robert Lincoln, Edward Baker (10 March 1846 - 1 February 1850), William Wallace (21 December 1850 - 20 February 1862), Thomas (4 April 1853 - 15 July 1871).
In the early 1830s, he met Mary Owens from Kentucky when she was visiting her sister. Late in 1836, Lincoln agreed to a match with Mary if she returned to New Salem. Mary did return in November 1836, and Lincoln courted her for a time; however, they both had second thoughts about their relationship. On August 16, 1837, Lincoln wrote Mary a letter suggesting he would not blame her if she ended the relationship. She never replied and the courtship ended.
n 1840, Lincoln became engaged to Mary Todd, who was from a wealthy slave-holding family in Lexington, Kentucky. They met in Springfield, Illinois, in December 1839 and were engaged the following December. A wedding set for January 1, 1841, was canceled when the two broke off their engagement at Lincoln's initiative. They later met again at a party and married on November 4, 1842, in the Springfield mansion of Mary's married sister. While preparing for the nuptials and feeling anxiety again, Lincoln, when asked where he was going, replied, "To hell, I suppose."
In 1844, the couple bought a house in Springfield near Lincoln's law office. Mary Todd Lincoln kept house, often with the help of a relative or hired servant girl.[33] Robert Todd Lincoln was born in 1843 and Edward Baker Lincoln (Eddie) in 1846. Lincoln "was remarkably fond of children",[34] and the Lincolns were not considered to be strict with their children. Edward died on February 1, 1850, in Springfield, probably of tuberculosis. "Willie" Lincoln was born on December 21, 1850, and died on February 20, 1862. The Lincolns' fourth son, Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, was born on April 4, 1853, and died of heart failure at the age of 18 on July 16, 1871. Robert was the only child to live to adulthood and have children. His last descendant, grandson Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died in 1985.
The deaths of their sons had profound effects on both parents. Later in life, Mary struggled with the stresses of losing her husband and sons, and Robert Lincoln committed her temporarily to a mental health asylum in 1875. Abraham Lincoln suffered from "melancholy", a condition which now is referred to as clinical depression.
Lincoln's father-in-law was based in Lexington, Kentucky; he and others of the Todd family were either slave owners or slave traders. Lincoln was close to the Todds, and he and his family occasionally visited the Todd estate in Lexington. He was an affectionate, though often absent, husband and father of four children.

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Relationship Timeline

March, 1939 - Hookup

April, 1865 - Breakup

4th April, 1853 - Child

21st December, 1850 - Child

10th March, 1846 - Child

1st August, 1843 - Child

4th November, 1842 - Marriage

December, 1839 - Engagement

March, 1839 - Hookup

December, 1838 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Abraham Lincoln
Mary Todd
Abraham Lincoln
Mary Todd
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 4" (193 cm)
5' 2" (157 cm)
Head of State
First Lady
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


Robert ToddMale1st August, 1843178 years old
Edward BakerMale10th March, 1846175 years old
William WallaceMale21st December, 1850170 years old
Thomas 'Tad'Male4th April, 1853168 years old


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