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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Male 1744 - 1786  (42 years)

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  • Name Abraham Lincoln 
    Born 13 May 1744 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1786 
    Person ID I38252  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 

    Family Bathsheba Herring,   b. 1748,   d. 1836  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Josiah Lincoln,   b. 10 Jul 1773,   d. 19 Sep 1835  (Age 62 years)
     2. Thomas Lincoln,   b. 6 Jan 1778,   d. 17 Jan 1851  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F11433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham's father's family settled in Pennsylvania and Abraham was born in Berks County, the first of 9 children. Abraham became a tanner, perhaps because of a family relationship with James Boone, a well-regarded tanner who lived nearby. James was an uncle of Daniel Boone and his daughter was married to Abraham's father's half-brother.

      Much of the Lincoln clan moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia when Abraham's father purchased a large tract of land there in 1768. Abraham received a portion of the land, married and began having children. When the American Revolution broke out, Abraham became involved with the local militia. He served as a captain of the Augusta County militia first and later with the Rockingham County militia when that county was established in 1778. Lincoln's unit was called into service under the Western Department of the Continental Army when Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh of Georgia was in command there.

      McIntosh had recently been involved in the killing of Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia and a political rival of McIntosh, when the two fought a duel over various accusations. George Washington valued McIntosh's contributions to the war and feared that McIntosh might be killed or imprisoned by Gwinnett's supporters, so he had him transferred to the northwest.