Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham and Mary's first child, was born August 1, 1843. Robert, who was named for his mother's father, was born in downtown Springfield, Illinois, in the Globe Tavern (pictured to the right; Illinois State Historical Library photograph) where the Lincolns lived after their marriage in 1842.
Mary Lincoln "Peggy" Beckwith - the last of the Lincolns - Abe's great-grandaughter. She lived at Hildene in Manchester VT, the home her grandfather Robert Todd Lincoln built. She was eccentric to say the least.
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith (1904 - 1985) was the great grandson of Abraham Lincoln. In 1975, he became the last undisputed descendant of Lincoln when his sister "Peggy" Beckwith, died without children.
Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood. He and his father lacked the strong bond his father had with brothers Willie and Tad, yet Robert deeply admired his father and wept openly at his deathbed.