|Birthplace:||Virginia, now, West Virginia, Colonial America|
|Death:||Died in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, United States|
|Occupation:||Came with Lincoln to KY, milk sickness killed the couple|
|Managed by:||Wanda Signe Vermeers|
About Thomas Sparrow
Thomas Sparrow (c.1770-1818), brother of Lucey Hank's husband Henry. Resided in Mercer and Hardin Counties, Kentucky.
Since Thomas & Elizabeth 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 they followed the Lincolns to Spencer County, Indiana. Elizabeth and Thomas died of the milk-sickness, as did President Lincoln's mother, in 1818.
Thomas Sparrow's Timeline
Virginia, now, West Virginia, Colonial America
Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, United States