Thomas Lincoln, the father of the 16th President, will be recognized for military service at a ceremony in Illinois later this month, according to the Associated Press.
Thomas Lincoln, was a military officer on the Kentucky frontier. He was buried in what was called the “Gordon Graveyard” at the time in 1851. His wife, Sarah Bush Lincoln, was buried next to him in 1869.
The marker will be put into place Aug. 31. Descendants of the Hall and Hanks families, cousins to Abraham Lincoln, will lay a memorial wreath.