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Short summary

Rebecca decides to play matchmaker to Tom and Nancy, two people Daniel doesn't think go together. Considering how much they fight each other he might be right. But Rebecca thinks she knows better.

Interesting episode in that the couple Rebecca plays matchmaker to become the parents of future president Abraham Lincoln.

Though the episode provides an entertaining tale of the courtship of Abraham Lincoln's parents, it is fictional and anachronistic. "Daniel Boone" takes place before and during the American Revolution; Thomas Lincoln (b. 1778) and Nancy Hanks (b. 1784) were not even close to adulthood during this timeframe.


Episode credited cast:
Fess Parker Fess Parker - Daniel Boone
Patricia Blair Patricia Blair - Rebecca Boone
Darby Hinton Darby Hinton - Israel Boone
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon - Cincinnatus (as Dallas McKennon)
Burr DeBenning Burr DeBenning - Tom Lincoln (as Burr de Benning)
Marianna Hill Marianna Hill - Nancy Hanks
Harlan Warde Harlan Warde - Nicholas Burns
Tony Gange Tony Gange - Denton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roosevelt Grier Roosevelt Grier - Gabe Cooper (credit only)
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