Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Mordecai Jr. LINCOLN

MORDECAI LINCOLN, “Gent.,” b. 24th Apr. 1686, in Hingham. Removed to Freehold, Monmouth Co., N. J. Owned five hundred acres of land in Monmouth County. Removed to Coventry, Chester Co., Pa., where he engaged in the iron industry. Went thence to Amity, Philadelphia Co., Pa. Will dated there, 22d Feb. 1735-36. m. (firstly) before 14th Sept. 1714, Hannah SALTER, dau. of Capt. Richard and Sarah (BOWNE) SALTER, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., N. J. Sarah BOWNE'S father was a leading lawyer of Monmouth County, in 1687; in 1695, a member of the House of Deputies; in 1704, a member of the Provincial Assembly; and he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, besides holding other positions of honor and trust. m. (secondly) Mary (surname unknown). Ref. # 1112741 MORDECAI LINCOLN of Exeter, Pennsylvania was the great, great grandfather of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was born in 1686 married Hannah Salter whose family came from England in 1687. Her father was a leading lawyer. To Mordecai and Hannah were born y children: John, Deborah, Hannah, Mary, Ann, who married William Tallman as described later, and Sarah. The second wife was Mary Robinson, wh gave birth to Mordecai, Thomas and Abraham. Abraham was born after the death of his father and married Ann Boone of the Boone lineage given later.

John Lincoln, born in 1711 and known as Virginia John, married Rebecca Moore. To this union were born Abraham, John and Thomas. Abraham carried on extensive land transactions in Kentucky and Virginia, thus disproving the story of the shiftlessness of the Lincolns. Abraham was killed by the Indians in 1784. His son, Mordecai, seeing the fight, ran for a gun and returned just in time to shoot the Indian who was about to scalp his brother, Thomas, wh was to be the father of the President. This abraham who was killed first married Mary Shipley and to them were born Mordecai, the Indian killer, Josiah, Mary and Nancy. Abraham's second wife was Bethsheba Shipley. Their son, Thomas, married Nancy Hanks and to them were born three children: Nancy, Abraham the President, and Thomas.

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