Elizabeth "Betty" Sparrow

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Elizabeth "Betty" Sparrow (Hanks)

Birthplace: North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia
Death: Died in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Hanks, Sr. and Ann "Nanny" Hanks (Lee)
Wife of Thomas Sparrow
Sister of Thomas Hanks; Joshua Hanks; William Hanks, Sr.; Lucy Hanks; Charles Hanks and 3 others

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About Elizabeth "Betty" Sparrow

ELIZABETH HANKS (1771-1818). Married 1796 Mercer County, Kentucky, Thomas Sparrow (c.1770-1818), brother of her sister Lucey's husband. Resided in Mercer and Hardin Counties, Kentucky.

Since they were childless, they acted as foster parents at various times for three illegitimate children in the Hanks clan: Nancy Hanks (President Lincoln's mother), Dennis Hanks, and Sophia Hanks.

In 1817 followed Lincolns to Spencer County, Indiana. Elizabeth and her husband died of the milk-sickness, as did President Lincoln's mother, in 1818.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Sparrow's Timeline

March 4, 1771
Richmond County, Virginia
Age 46
Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States