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Lucy Hanks Sparrow was born circa 1765 in Richmond, Virginia to Joseph Hanks (1725-1793) and Nancy Lee (1728-1808) . She married Henry Sparrow (1765-1840) 30 April 1790 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Marriage & Family

Nancy Hanks

Lucy Hanks is the mother of Nancy Hanks (1784-1818), the mother of US President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). But this happened several years before her marriage to Henry Sparrow (1765-1840). For a time Lucy lived with her mother and step-father, then later she lived with her childless aunt, Elizabeth Hanks (1776-1818) and her husband, Henry's brother Thomas Sparrow (1765-1817).

Lucy then gave birth to Sarah Hanks (1788-1854) and later married Henry Sparrow in 1791. Sarah Hanks gave birth to 6 illegitimate children, the eldest, Sophia Hanks was born in 1809, lived with her aunt Elizabeth Hanks (1776-1818) and uncle Thomas Sparrow, and after their death in 1818 lived with the Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) family. Lucy had eight children with Henry Sparrow.


What happened during these years is the subject of much discussion:

Marriage: Henry Sparrow

  1. Mary Polly Sparrow (1791-1861)
  2. James B Sparrow (1792-1854)
  3. Thomas Sparrow (1793-1903)
  4. Elizabeth Sparrow (1796-1850)
  5. George Sparrow (1797-1890)
  6. Lucinda Sparrow (1801-1860)
  7. Henry Sparrow (1802-1881)
  8. Jane Sparrow (1814-1900)




Children



Offspring of Lucy Hanks Sparrow and Unknown (c1780-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nancy Hanks (1784-1818) 5 February 1784 Antioch, Mineral County, West Virginia, United States 5 October 1818 Gentryville, Spencer County, Indiana, United States Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851)
Sarah Hanks (1788-1854) 1788 Mercer County, Kentucky 1854 Missouri



Offspring of Lucy Hanks Sparrow and Henry Sparrow (1765-1840)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Polly Sparrow (1791-1861) 17 June 1791 Mercer County, Kentucky 4 October 1861 Boyle County, Kentucky Benjamin Franklin Hardin Whitehouse (1789-1865)
James B Sparrow (1792-1854) 1792 Mercer County, Kentucky
Thomas Sparrow (1793-1903) 1794 Mercer County, Kentucky January 1855 Boyle County, Kentucky Sally Smith (1812-1834) Sally Smith (1812-1834) Mary Smith (1815-)
Elizabeth Sparrow (1796-1850) 1796 Mercer County, Kentucky 1850 Anderson County, Kentucky Conrad Clairbourne Franklin (1793-1865)
George Sparrow (1797-1890) 1797 Mercer County, Kentucky 1890 Kentucky Susan Ingram (1807-)
Lucinda Sparrow (1801-1860) 1801 Patrick County, Virginia 1860 James Campbell (1794-1877)
Henry Sparrow (1802-1881) 5 August 1802 Boyle County, Kentucky 2 October 1881 Kentucky Alicy Smith (1805-1895)
Jane Sparrow (1814-1900)









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