She was only 11 years old when her mother died and she then had to assume all of the motherly duties in the Lincoln household - cooking, cleaning, washing, mending, spinning wool. Fortunately for Sarah, she had good neighbors that came over to help her out.
She was described as a good-natured, amiable, gentle, intelligent, hard-working, dark-skinned, heavyset girl. Austin Gollaher, who was quite fond of Sarah, described her as "just as pretty as Abe was homely," with "big brown eyes and curly chestnut hair."
Family legend holds that she died from complications of childbirth and the only doctor in the region was too drunk to attend to her. She was buried with her infant in her arms in the Little Pigeon Baptist Church cemetery, which is located today in Lincoln State Park. Her husband, Aaron is buried beside her.
|Offspring of Sarah Elizabeth Lincoln Grigsby and Aaron Grigsby (1801-1832)|
|Baby Boy Grigsby (1828-1828)|
|Offspring of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks (1784-1818)|
|Sarah Lincoln (1807-1828)||10 February 1807 Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, United States||20 January 1828 Little Pigeon Creek Community, Spencer County, Indiana, United States|| Aaron Grigsby (1801-1832)|
|Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)||12 February 1809 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States||15 April 1865 Washington, D.C., United States|| Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882)|
|Thomas Lincoln (1811-1815)||1811 LaRue County, Kentucky, United States||1815 LaRue County, Kentucky, United States|