Lincoln's Old Friends of Menard County, Illinois [NOOK Book]

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At the age of twenty-two, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem, Illinois, as a "strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy" (in his own words). He did not remain friendless for long. Meet the community that welcomed him: Bennett and Elizabeth Abell, the couple who guided him through heartache; Mary Owens, Elizabeth Abell s sister who helped educate him in the realm of the heart; Mentor Graham, the schoolmaster who helped teach him; Bowling Green, the jolly justice of the peace who allowed Lincoln to practice ...
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Lincoln's Old Friends of Menard County, Illinois

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Overview

At the age of twenty-two, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem, Illinois, as a "strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy" (in his own words). He did not remain friendless for long. Meet the community that welcomed him: Bennett and Elizabeth Abell, the couple who guided him through heartache; Mary Owens, Elizabeth Abell s sister who helped educate him in the realm of the heart; Mentor Graham, the schoolmaster who helped teach him; Bowling Green, the jolly justice of the peace who allowed Lincoln to practice law before his court; and Slicky Bill Greene, who clerked with Lincoln at a frontier dry goods store. Making good use of primary sources overlooked by many historians, Dale Thomas helps flesh out the important story of Lincoln's formative years in Menard County.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015761115
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dale Thomas is a graduate of Kent State University (BS in social studies and education) and Case Western Reserve University (MA in history). He retired after teaching social studies for thirty-one years at Bay High School in Bay Village, Ohio. In addition to serving as a judge for History Day at Case Western Reserve University, he has been an advisor for tours at the Western Reserve Historical Society and historian for the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.
At the present time, Thomas is the archivist and vice-president for the Olmsted Historical Society and a member of the North Olmsted Landmarks Commission. He is the author of the books Images of America: North Olmsted and Then & Now: Olmsted.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Thomas married Lea Roth in 1963. They live in North Olmsted, Ohio, and have two sons, Scot and Geoffrey. A retired teacher like her husband, Lea Thomas is a direct descendant of Bennett and Elizabeth Abell. Her interest in family genealogy led to the writing of this book.
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