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Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882) was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.She dropped the name Ann after her younger sister, Ann Todd [Clark], was born, and did not use the name Todd after marrying.Mary was a member of a large, wealthy Kentucky family, and was well educated.
Considered a "westerner" although she had grown up in the more refined Upper South city of Lexington, Mary worked hard to serve as her husband's First Lady in Washington, D.While Lincoln pursued his increasingly successful career as a Springfield lawyer, Mary supervised their growing household.Their house, where they resided from 1844 until 1861, still stands in Springfield, and has been designated the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.Mary's paternal great-grandfather, David Levi Todd, was born in County Longford, Ireland, and immigrated through Pennsylvania to Kentucky.
Another great-grandfather, Andrew Porter, was the son of an Irish immigrant to New Hampshire and later Pennsylvania.
The president was very angry over the cost, even though Congress eventually passed two additional appropriations to cover these expenses.