Doncaster man was best friends with US president Abraham Lincoln

Bentley man William Marsh became good friends with US president Abraham Lincoln.

Bentley man William Marsh became good friends with US president Abraham Lincoln.

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An incredible story has been uncovered of how a Doncaster man became best friends with legendary American president Abraham Lincoln.

Painstaking research by local historian Alison Vainlo has unearthed the tale of how William Marsh, a miller’s son from Bentley, ended up rubbing shoulders with the President in the White House.

She said: “It is an extraordinary story. He should be the most famous man in Bentley. As his life unfolded, I couldn’t believe it had remained hidden for so long.”

 

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