Grace Greenwood Bedell Billings (November 4, 1848 – November 2, 1936) was an American woman, notable as the person who’s correspondence, at the age of eleven, influenced Abraham Lincoln to grow his familiar beard.

Shortly after this exchange, Lincoln allowed his beard to grow. By the time he began his inaugural journey from Illinois to Washington, D.C. by train, he had a full beard. The trip took him through New York State,
and included a stop in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, New York, where
thousands gathered to meet the president-elect. There, Lincoln asked to
meet Grace Bedell by name.


The Lincoln Bedell statue, Westfield, New York is dedicated to this event (Source)

View the letter exchange HERE

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