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Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was an American lawyer and Secretary of War from 1881-1885.

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Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was an American lawyer and Secretary of War from 1881-1885.

Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865 (a little late for this board, but posting anyway). Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s. BTW -- Joseph Gordon Levitt is playing him in the Lincoln biopic Stephen Spielberg is making).

Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865 (a little late for this board, but posting anyway). Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s. BTW -- Joseph Gordon Levitt is playing him in the Lincoln biopic Stephen Spielberg is making).

Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, President Lincoln's great grandson and last descendant, married three times and lived to be 84 years of age.  As was the case with Lincoln's two other great grandchildren, he did not have any children thus ending the Lincoln line of descendants.

Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, President Lincoln's great grandson and last descendant, married three times and lived to be 84 years of age. As was the case with Lincoln's two other great grandchildren, he did not have any children thus ending the Lincoln line of descendants.

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.

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, the only child of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. This was taken in 1922 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Robert was at Abraham Lincoln's bedside at his death. Robert Lincoln was also at the Sixth Street Train Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881, and witnessed the assassination of President James Garfield. At the time Lincoln was serving as Garfield's Secretary of War.

Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. This was taken in 1922 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Robert was at Abraham Lincoln's bedside at his death. Robert Lincoln was also at the Sixth Street Train Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881, and witnessed the assassination of President James Garfield. At the time Lincoln was serving as Garfield's Secretary of War.

Jessie Lincoln Beckwith, second daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln, with her children Peggy and Robert

Jessie Lincoln Beckwith, second daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln, with her children Peggy and Robert

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.

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.

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity.    The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Mary Todd Lincoln to be retried for insanity

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity. The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Taft, Harding, and Robert Todd Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial dedication in 1922. It was the last major public appearance of Lincoln's son, who would die in 1926.

Taft, Harding, and Robert Todd Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial dedication in 1922. It was the last major public appearance of Lincoln's son, who would die in 1926.

May 30,  1922: PRESIDENT TAFT DEDICATES LINCOLN MEMORIAL  -  The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln.

May 30, 1922: PRESIDENT TAFT DEDICATES LINCOLN MEMORIAL - The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln.

Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest son, was at Lincoln's side when he passed away in 1865. Years later, as Secretary of War, Todd Lincoln was present and ready to meet President James A Garfield, when Garfield was assassinated. And, when Todd Lincoln entered the Pan-American Exposition Hall in Buffalo, NY, President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist.

Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest son, was at Lincoln's side when he passed away in 1865. Years later, as Secretary of War, Todd Lincoln was present and ready to meet President James A Garfield, when Garfield was assassinated. And, when Todd Lincoln entered the Pan-American Exposition Hall in Buffalo, NY, President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist.

Lincoln Isham (1892 - 1971) was the great grandson of President Abraham Lincoln. His mother was Mary Todd Lincoln, eldest daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln was noted for his philanthropy, but his gifts were made always with no fanfare

Lincoln Isham (1892 - 1971) was the great grandson of President Abraham Lincoln. His mother was Mary Todd Lincoln, eldest daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln was noted for his philanthropy, but his gifts were made always with no fanfare