The Lincoln Family Home. His father was born in a log cabin and came from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the century. He built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is the Great American Story.