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Hemingway, Thomas

Born: 1802-04-14 England, United Kingdom

Died: 1872-06-06 Lexington, Kentucky

Thomas Hemingway was a cotton manufacturer and owned at least eight enslaved people, including three teenage boys. In 1829, he married Jane Hilton, with whom he eventually had at least one child, and he resided in Fayette County, Kentucky at least as early as 1830. He was a partner in Oldham, Todd & Company, along with Abraham Lincoln's father-in-law, Robert S. Todd.

Kentucky Reporter (Lexington), 15 April 1829, 2:4; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Fayette County, KY, 36; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Fayette County, KY, Slave Schedules, 579, 585; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Fayette County, KY, 342; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Lexington, Fayette County, IL, 90; Betty Boles Ellison, The True Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014), 46; Gravestone, The Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.