ve eşi mary todd lincoln
'ün tüberkülozdan kaybettikleri çocukları. 1846-1850 yılları arasında yaşamış.
abraham ve mary ölen oğulları için ölümünün ardından "little eddie" isimli bir şiir yazmışlar:
"those midnight stars are sadly dimmed,
that late so brilliantly shone,
and the crimson tinge from cheek and lip,
with the heart's warm life has flown -
the angel of death was hovering nigh,
and the lovely boy was called to die.
the silken waves of his glossy hair
lie still over his marble brow,
and the pallid lip and pearly cheek
the presence of death avow.
pure little bud in kindness given,
ın mercy taken to bloom in heaven.
happier far is the angel child
with the harp and the crown of gold,
who warbles now at the savior's feet
the glories to us untold.
eddie, meet blossom of heavenly love,
dwells in the spirit-world above.
angel boy – fare thee well, farewell
sweet eddie, we bid thee adieu!
affection's wail cannot reach thee now
deep though it be, and true.
bright is the home to him now given
for "of such is the kingdom of heaven."