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Lincoln, Davis and Booth: Family Secrets
02-07-2020, 12:15 PM
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RE: Lincoln, Davis and Booth: Family Secrets
(05-22-2013 06:48 PM)Troy Cowan Wrote:  Lincoln, Davis, and Booth: family secrets tells of the sad, sad life of Abraham Lincoln and his mother. For over a century people have described Lincoln's melancholy and wondered why. After reading this book, it is easy to understand.

LincolnMan asked, "what secrets?"

Lincoln's secret
Nancy Lincoln had an affair with another man and it resulted in Abraham's birth. When Abraham grew up, he wanted a life in politics. If it became known that he was a bastard and had an adulterous mother, he could not become president. His families history had to be kept secret.

Davis family secret
Joseph Davis (Jefferson Davis' older brother) discovered his father's adultery with Nancy Lincoln. He and the older Davis children had to keep their father's adultery a secret from their mother. If their father's affair became known to their mother, it would breakup the family. The children had to keep this family secret from their mother.

Booth's family secret
John Wilkes Booth's mother knew John was not killed in the Garrett barn. She had to keep this information from authorities and the public.

So basically the Civil War was a family feud between two half brothers? Give me a break...
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RE: Lincoln, Davis and Booth: Family Secrets - Mylye2222 - 02-07-2020 12:15 PM
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