Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham and Mary's first child, was born August 1, 1843. Robert, who was named for his mother's father, was born in downtown Springfield, Illinois, in the Globe Tavern (pictured to the right; Illinois State Historical Library photograph) where the Lincolns lived after their marriage in 1842.
Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood. c. 1865
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 I892-1971 Mary (Peggy) Lincoln Beckwith 1898-1975 Robert Lincoln Beckwith 1904-1985
Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy. She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did. Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her and eventually she outlived her children as well. She struggled with mental illnesses.
Mary Lincoln "Peggy" Beckwith - the last of the Lincolns - Abe's great-grandaughter. She lived at Hildene in Manchester VT, the home her grandfather Robert Todd Lincoln built. She was eccentric to say the least.
Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood. He and his father lacked the strong bond his father had with brothers Willie and Tad, yet Robert deeply admired his father and wept openly at his deathbed.
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith (1904 - 1985) was the great grandson of Abraham Lincoln. In 1975, he became the last undisputed descendant of Lincoln when his sister "Peggy" Beckwith, died without children.