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When Mary was six years old, her mother died. Her father married Betsey Humphries the following year, and they eventually added eight more children to the family. Mary was an intelligent, strong-willed, and highly emotional child. She often came into conflict with her stepmother and threw temper tantrums when she did not get her way. She struggled to get attention in such a large family, and later remembered her childhood as unhappy and lonely. As a young woman, Mary went away to school at the Shelby Female Academy.
In 1819, Thomas Lincoln married Sarah (“Sally”) Bush Johnston, a widow with three young children. Young Abraham became very attached to his new stepmother. The Lincolns struggled financially during this time, so as a teenager Abraham worked at a series of odd jobs to help out. At nineteen, Lincoln took a flatboat loaded with produce down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans along with another young man. During his time in the Deep South, 266 American Civil War: Biographies he saw slaves in chains being sold at auction.
262 American Civil War: Biographies Nolan, Alan T. Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. Robert E. Lee Memorial Association. Stratford Hall Plantation: The Birthplace of Robert E. Lee. org (accessed on October 15, 1999). Snow, William P. Lee and His Generals. , 1867. Reprint, New York: Fairfax Press, 1982. Taylor, Walter H. General Lee, His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861–1865: With Personal Reminiscences. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
American Civil War Reference Library Vol 3 (L-Z) Biographies by Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Lawrence W Baker; Thomson Gale (Firm)