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m. 5 JUL 1743
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John ("Virginia John ") settled in Berks county, Pennsylvania , later in Virginia , His son, Abraham , carried on an extensive land transaction in Augusta county, Virginia , and later in Kentucky , where he was killed in the spring of 1784 by an Indian , while at work in his field. He married Mary Shipley , of North Carolina . Thomas , their third son (President Lincoln 's father), was with his father in the field at the time, and the Indian tried to capture him, but was killed by Mordecai , eldest brother of the boy, Thomas Lincoln married, and had an only son-Abraham Lincoln , the Great Emancipator.
CAPTAIN ABRAHAM LINCOLN FROM ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, GRANDFATHER OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Captain Abraham Lincoln, born May 13, 1744 in Pennsylvania, and who died May 1786 in Kentucky, was married to Bathsheba Herring, and lived in Rockbridge County Virginia during the American Revolution. He served in that Revolution as Captain of a Virginia militia company.
Captain Abraham Lincoln was possibly in Winchester Virginia's General Daniel Morgan's Regiment with whom Captain Sam Houston, father of General Sam Houston of Texas fame, served since both were from the Valley of Virginia from which Morgan drew much of his Regimental forces.
Captain Sam Houston later became Inspector of Morgan's Regiment and held the rank of Major.
John Houston was the original emigrant to America.
Captain, later Major Sam Houston, was the grandson of this John Houston who had bought 228 acres of land in 1748 six miles from what is now Lexington, Virginia in Rockbridge County.
Captain Abraham Lincoln had bought land in Rockbridge County next to his brother Isaac Lincoln on August 12, 1773. It was located on Linve's Creek, Virginia and it was sold to Abraham by another Lincoln, John Lincoln and his wife, Rebecca.
The land Captain Abraham Lincoln bought had originally been patented to Duff, Green and Hite on 27 March 1739 which was conveyed to them by Robert McKay. Witnessing the land sale to Abraham Lincoln in 1773 was Josiah Davidson and Cornelius and Ann Briant (Bryant), according to historian Lyman Chalkley. Hite was one of the first settlers in the Valley of Virginoia.
Captain Abraham Lincoln's son, Thomas Lincoln, father of President Lincoln, was born in this Valley of Virginia in 1778, five years after the land purchase.
In 1782, Captain Abraham Lincoln, the President's grandfather, took the trail to Kentucky with his family. In Kentucky he was killed by the Indians in 1786.
In 1782, Kentucky was part of Virginia which extended westward to the Mississippi River. In 1790 Kentucky became part of The Southwest Territory and in 1792 was made a state.
It appears that the John Houston family likely attended the same church in the Valley of Virginia as did James McCord Sr and his brother David McCord, sons of David McCord of Derry, Pennsylvania.
The McCords and the Houston family were related, as described later in this book. One of the McCord wives was a great-granddaughter of John Houston, just mentioned, and General Sam Houston was a great-grandson of this John Houston.
Campbell W. McCord, descended from James McCord Sr., son of David of Derry, was close to General Sam Houston and participated in a biography of General Sam Houston.
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