His father, Thomas (1778-1851), was born in Rockingham (then Augusta) county, Virginia; he was hospitable, shiftless, restless and unsuccessful, working now as a carpenter and now as a farmer, and could not read or write before his marriage, in Washington county, Kentucky, on the 12th of June 1806, to Nancy Hanks (1783-1818), who was a native of Virginia, who is said to have been the illegitimate daughter of one Lucy Hanks, and who seems to have been, in 1 Lincoln's birthday is a legal holiday in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
From these bobbins the silk is reeled into hanks of definite length for the market.
The English cotton yarn and spun silk counts are reckoned upon the number of hanks of 840 yds.
Thus 2/40 9 cotton indicates single 40 9 doubled to 20 hanks by 840 yds.
To the lb., while 40/2 fold spun silk means a single 80 9 doubled to give 40 hanks of 840 yds.