Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnston

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Indiana Sarah Elizabeth Johnston

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Coles, Coles, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Old City Cemetery, Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Johnston and Sarah Lincoln
Wife of Dennis Friend Hanks
Mother of Sarah Jane Hanks; John Talbot Hanks; Nancy Hanks; Harriet Chapman; Amanda Hanks and 3 others
Sister of John Daniel Johnston, Sr. and Matilda Anne Johnston

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About Indiana Sarah Elizabeth Johnston

Dennis Hanks (1799-1892) married 1821 in Indiana Sarah Elizabeth Johnston (1807-1864), President Lincoln's step-sister, the oldest daughter of Daniel Johnston and his wife Sarah Bush, who in 1818 became the second wife of Thomas Lincoln.

Their children who survived childhood were:

  1. Sarah Jane Hanks (1822-1907).
  2. John Talbot Hanks (1823-1915). Settled in California, then Oregon.
  3. Nancy Hanks (1824-?).
  4. HARRIET HANKS (1826-1915). Resided in the Abraham Lincoln household in Springfield, Illinois in 1844-46, while attending school. Married 1847 Col. Augustus H. Chapman of Coles County.
  5. Amanda Hanks (1833-?).
  6. Mary Hanks.
  7. Charles Hanks (1841-1870).
  8. Theophilus Hanks (1849-?).
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Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnston's Timeline

1807
January 9, 1807
Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
1821
1821
Age 13
1822
1822
Age 14
1823
May 5, 1823
Age 16
1824
1824
Age 16
1826
1826
Age 18
1833
1833
Age 25
1841
1841
Age 33
1849
1849
Age 41
1864
December 18, 1864
Age 57
Coles, Coles, Illinois, United States