1½ pp., 8o. Hanks, a cousin of Lincoln's mother and ten years older than Lincoln, described their lifelong relationship. "This Biographical Sketch is writin by Request of an old friend/I Dennis Hanks and Abraham Lincoln were Cusins Both Born in Hardin County Kentucky Noro Larue County. I was born 1799 May the 15th. A lincoln was Born February the 12th 1809. Our parents moved to Spencer County Indiana in the Fall 1817 near Gentryvill. There I Be Came his perceptor-Lerned him his Letters Spell Read and Write. he was a good boy and honest Man...I am the onely Relative Living that was always Intimate with him from Birth until his Assasination. Dennis F. Hanks." " /> [LINCOLN, Abraham]. HANKS, Dennis Friend. AMS, signed twice, with his name appearing a second time in the text; "Compliments of J.D. Shoaff. Paris, Ill. Oct. 4, 1892. Grandpa is in his 93rd year." Paris, Ill., 1877. <I>1½ pp.</I>, 8<V>o. Hanks, a cousin of Lincoln's mother and ten years older than Lincoln, described their lifelong relationship. "This Biographical Sketch is writin by Request of an old friend/I Dennis Hanks and Abraham Lincoln were Cusins Both Born in Hardin County Kentucky Noro Larue County. I was born 1799 May the 15th. A lincoln was Born February the 12th 1809. Our parents moved to Spencer County Indiana in the Fall 1817 near Gentryvill. There I Be Came his perceptor-Lerned him his Letters Spell Read and Write. he was a good boy and honest Man...I am the onely Relative Living that was always Intimate with him from Birth until his Assasination. Dennis F. Hanks." | Christie's