Robert Todd Lincoln: the oldest and only child of Abe's to live to adulthood. As Secretary of War in 1881, he delayed the rescue mission to the Army's Greely Expedition -- a tragedy in which 19 of the 25 crew members died, and the 6 remaining survivors resorted to cannibalism. Robert was present for both the Garfield and the McKinley assassinations. And then there's the thing where he had his mother followed and then had her committed...using as evidence the fact…
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. He was present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)
One of the most bizarre coincidences in history. This is Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, who served as a member of Grant’s staff during the Civil War, then went on to serve as Secretary of War, then continued on as lawyer after retiring from politics. Note-he was also saved from near death when he was pulled from falling off a train platform by Edwin Booth, (brother to John Wilkes Booth) shortly before JWB assassinated his father.:
*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Workmen carry President Lincoln's coffin from the sepulcher room in the tomb after his coffin was opened + his identify was confirmed by a select group of people Sept. 26, 1901. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest + only surviving son, insisted on modifications to the redone vault. After making the changes in the summer of 1901, which involved the addition of a steel cage and cement enclosure, the president's remains were moved for the last + final time.
Abraham Lincoln II "Jack" - son of Robert Todd Lincoln. Died at age 17. While not strictly part of the "Lincoln Curse" the premature death of this Lincoln is certainly tied to the family's history of tragedy. For more on Li http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Paranormal-Presidency-Abraham-Lincoln/Christopher-Kiernan-Coleman/9780764341212?id=5826563501315ncoln and his belief in fate and destiny: