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Nancy Hall 

Posted 8/3/2010 11:00:41 PM

Nancy Hall was the granddaughter of Squire and Matilda Hall. Her father John J. Hall purchased the farm from his Uncle John Johnston, who in turn had received the land from his step-brother Abraham in 1851 after the death of Thomas Lincoln. Nancy was born in the cabin a short while before the death of her great-grandmother Sarah Lincoln, she claimed in later years that while Sarah Lincoln was too feeble to leave her bed, she had a string tied from the cradle to her finger so that she could rock the infant Nancy to sleep. Caption from Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site, IL

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2 comments on “Nancy Hall”

bj Says:
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 @7:16:35 AM

Lovely! Thanks for the posting and the history lesson. We know so little about the women fiddlers, who were usually stuck home minding the children, while the men fiddlers were out playing the dances.

JCB Says:
Saturday, September 4, 2010 @6:35:44 PM

What an interesting picture and to see a woman fiddler at that time is very unusual

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