Nancy Hanks Lincoln

The following is a list of books and articles about Nancy Hanks Lincoln which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library.


Baber Adin. The Hanks Family of Virginia Westward: a Genealogical Record from the Early 1600's, Including Charts of Families in Arkansas, the Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas (A.H. Clarke Company, 1965).
929.2 H2397.

__________ Nancy Hanks, the Destined Mother of the President: the Factual Story of a Pioneer Family as Revealed in an Exhaustive Study of Ancestral History (Arthur H. Clarke Company, 1963), pp. 108, 113, 115-16.
B L632.

_________Nancy Hanks...the Mother of Abraham Lincoln (Kansas, Illinois, 1960).
B L632b.

_________Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished Families: a Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Study of the Ancestry of the Mother of Abraham Lincoln (Kansas, Illinois, 1960).
B L632b.

Briggs, Harold Edward. Nancy Hanks Lincoln, a Frontier Portrait ( New York, Bookman Associates, 1953).
B L7385b.

Comstock, Jim. The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia: West Virginia Women (Richwood West Virginia, 1974), pp. 109-124, and 133-140.
R975.4003 C739 Volume 25.

Randolph, Myra Hank and Ewing, Alvin E. " A Refutation: Nancy Hanks not a Hank of the Pennsylvania-Virginia Family," The West Virginia Review Magazine , Volume 15, June 1938, pp. 276-77 and 286-87.

Steers, Edward Jr. "Nancy Hanks, West Virginian? A Review of the Current Status of Research into the Birthplace of Nancy Hanks Lincoln," Lincoln Herald, Summer 1998, 61-81.

Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Parentage and Childhood; a History of the Kentucky Lincolns Supported by Documentary Evidence (The Century Company, 1926).
929.2 L736w.

_____________ "Lincoln's Honorable Parentage: His Family Skeletons Turn Out to be Apparitions, The Century Magazine , CX II, September 1926, pp. 532-39.

Indiana, Department of Commerce. The Nancy Hanks Lincoln Memorial .


"At 1933 Dedication of Nancy Hanks Birthplace," News Tribune, 6-16-1972.
"Birthplace of Lincoln's Mother Located in Mineral County," Piedmont Herald, 5-6- 1927.
"Birthplace of Nancy Hanks Scene of Simple/Natural Beauty & it Breathes Spirit of Lincoln," n.d.
"Birthplace of Lincoln's Mother to Become Park," Bloomington Normal, Ill, 2-6-1972.
"Birthplace of Nancy Hanks," Wheeling Intelligencer, 9-25-1929.
"Byrd Remembers Lincoln Legacy," News Tribune, 6-19-1972.
"Byrd and Staggers at Camp Opening," Mineral News Tribune, 6-19-1972.
"Can West Virginia Claim Nancy Hanks," Charleston Gazette, 1-26-1975.
"Ceremony Yesterday Nancy Hanks' Portrait in Bronze is Unveiled," Mountain Echo, 8-18-1977.
"Commission Adopts Hanks Birth Report," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-6-1929.
"Dating Lincoln's Mothers Birth," n.d.
"Dolls Gap Birthplace of Nancy Hanks, Recently Dedicated....," Charleston Gazette, 10-27-1929.
"Editor, Calvin W. Price's, Details Nancy Hanks Life," Pocahontas Times, 7-25- 1929.
"Editors Visit Nancy Hanks Birthplace," Pocahontas Times, 8-15-1929.
"Editors Visit Nancy Hanks' Birthplace," Piedmont Herald, 8-8-1929.
"Formal Opening Ceremony of the Nancy Hanks Camp& Recreation Area, 6-17-1972.
"Genealogical Sleuth Hunts Roots of Lincoln Family," Greensboro Daily News, 3-22- 1979.
"Hanks Commission Findings Attacked," Grant County Press, 11-14-1929.
"Hanks Commission Findings Attacked," n.d.
"Hanks Park Now Owned by Pilots," Beckley Post Herald, 2-11-1972.
"Hanks and Nancy Hanks," Pocahontas Times, 1-30-1930.
"Lets Pause and Think of Nancy Hanks," WV Hillbilly, 6-22-1963.
"Letter from District Engineer Snyder on Erection of Signs to Hanks Birthplace," 10-25- 1960.
"Lincoln Lore," 12-9-1929.
"Lincoln Kinsman", Fort Wayne Indiana, Southern Branches of Hankses," 11-1939.
"Lincoln lore, Nancy Hanks Her Early Years," 2-7-1955.
"Lincoln, Jackson Had West Virginia Ties," Post Herald, 9-20-1965.
"Lincoln-Lee Kinship Found by Dr. Barton," Washington Herald, 1-13-1929.
"Lincoln's Mother Was Born in WV, Research Reveals," Parkersburg News, 7-14- 1963.
"Lincoln's Mother, Nancy Hanks, a West Virginian-Her Relation to Methodism," J.A. Earl, 1971.
"Little Log Cabin Memorial to Mother of Honest Abe," The Advertiser, 5-1-1927.
"Log Cabin, Birthplace of Lincoln's Mother Will be Restored ..., Clarksburg Exponent, 4-17-1927.
"Marker Dedicated in May 28, 1933," Mountain Echo, 6-15-1972.
"Mike's Gap Near Antioch, Established as Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln's Mother," 8-1- 1929.
"Monument at Nancy hanks Site Unveiled," Times West Virginia, n.d.
"Mother of Lincoln Born in West Virginia," Point Pleasant Register, 11-20-1929.
"Nancy Hanks-Daniel Boone," Charleston Gazette, 5-4-1927.
"Nancy Hanks Birthplace," Huntington Advertiser, 4-20-1927.
"Nancy Hanks Memorial. Association .is Tentatively Launched at Keyser, WV," 4-20-1927.
"Nancy Hanks Commission to Meet This Month," n.d.
"Nancy Hanks Body Gets State Papers," Piedmont Herald, 5-6-1927.
"Nancy hanks Celebration on Saturday," n.d.
"Nancy Hanks Park to be Dedicated," Charleston Gazette, 6-12-1972.
"Nancy Hanks Home Marked," 11-29-1929.
"Nancy Hanks Area to Open," Mineral Daily News Tribune, 5-6-1972.
"Nancy Hanks... as Family Traveled to KY," Charleston Gazette, 12-8-1929.
"Nancy Hanks Born in This Section," Bluefield Telegraph, 11-11-1927.
"New Evidence Suggests Lincoln's Mother Born in Richmond Co., Va," Paul H.Verdin. 1998.
"Photograph Nancy Hanks & Scenery, Courtesy of C & P Telephone Company, 5-6-1971.
"State Park at Hank's Place Suggested," Piedmont Herald, 8-15-1929.
"State History of Hanks and Lincoln Families Described," 6-15-1929.
"Tablet Will be Unveiled at Place Nancy Hanks Was Born," Charleston Daily Mail, 9- 22-1929.
"The Life of Lincoln," by William Barton, pp.40-42.
"The Log Cabin of Shame Becomes Nation's Shrine," Post-Intelligencer, 4-20- 1927.
"The President's Mother," Nancy Hanks Lincoln, by Pat Wagoner, 1972.
"The Lincoln Kinsman, Nottoway River Hanks Colony," 7-1940.
"Two Mikes Runs Discovered in Tracing Genealogy of Lincoln's Mother, Advertiser, 7-28-1929.
"Virginia Man Buys Nancy Hanks Place," Mountain Echo, 2-13-1969.
"Virginian's Cabin Will Mark Birthplace of Nancy Hanks Mineral Co.," News Tribune , n.d.
"Was Lincoln's Mother Born in West Virignia," WV Hillbilly, 8-8-1964.
"WV to Restore Log Cabin Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln's Mother, Advertiser, 5-15- 1927.
"You be the Judge," Dominion Post, 10-24-1986.

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