Tom Hanks Direct Descendant of Abraham Lincoln
Tom will be narrating the film Killing Lincoln and he revealed he is a third cousin, four times removed, of President Abraham Lincoln — through Honest Abe’s mother, Nancy Hanks.
The historical thriller combines CGI and rare historical archive material and is being made by the National Geographic Channel. Genealogists have confirmed Hanks is a descendant of the former president.
“It’s odd to say the killing of Abraham Lincoln is an unknown story, but it may as well be,” Hanks said in a statement. “The depth of the intrigue, the breadth of the conspiracy and the bare-naked exposure of human nature is so timeless, it’s a wonder how that seminal tragedy in our history could ever be explained in a few sentences: ‘Ford’s Theater… John Wilkes Booth,’ etc. The murder of Lincoln is not a passage of our history — it was a signpost of our American character, then, now and forever.”-Tom Hanks