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 Ann Todd Lincoln was born December 13, 1818 and died July 16, 1882. She was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and was First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907) bought her family's freedom from slavery as a seamstress. First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln chose Elizabeth to be her dressmaker/personal stylist in 1881 & became her close confidant.