Rutledge Article

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Springfield Journal Register, date of paper which originally published the following is unknown.

Ann Rutledge, sweetheart of Abraham Lincoln, died Aug. 25, 1835, and was buried in the Goodpasture grave yard (sometimes called Old Concord cemetery), shown above, near Petersburg. Her brother, David, and other relatives were buried beside her. Here she lay until 1890 when an undertaker ambitious to sell lots in his new cemetery, disinterred the dust that remained of her, and removed it to Oakland Cemetery, near Petersburg. Later a granite stone was erected over this second grave, and now people make pilgrimages there, to what purports to be her grave. Abraham Lincoln often visited the original grave.

Submitted by: Jeanie Lowe.