Elizabeth "Betty" Sparrow (Hanks)
|Birthplace:||North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia|
|Death:||Died in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States|
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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.