Lincoln and his Son Tad Lincoln family photo
Kathy Pinna

Lincoln and his Son Tad

President Abraham Lincoln reading to his son Tad (a nickname given to him by his father - his full name was Thomas Lincoln). Tad was the youngest of the four Lincoln children.

Tad never went to school (from descriptions of his behavior, we may have called him hyperactive today) and also had a cleft palate. He died at age 18 (in 1871)of CHF. Two brothers survived him.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
... show more

Write a comment
Tad Lincoln did die in 1871. However, he was only survived by ONE brother, Robert Todd Lincoln. His other two brothers died before him.
Dec 12, 2012 12:23 pm reply
Oops, I'm sorry - you're right. Just one brother survived him . . . I have now officially flunked history!
Dec 12, 2012 12:44 pm reply
Photo taken at White House Washington DC, District of Columbia USA on
Lincoln and his Son Tad

Abraham Lincoln

Born: Feb 12, 1809
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Abraham Lincoln at 55 years old  ·  Thomas "Tad" Lincoln at 11 years old