John Lincoln, Sr., of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
John Lincoln was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 52.--22d June, 1768. Zechoriah McKay (and Lydia), Moses McKay (and Mary), Robert and James McKay, of Frederick County, to John Lincon (Linkhorn), £250, 600 acres on Linvel's Creek, part of 1,200 acres patented to McKay, Green and Hite, 26th March, 1739, and by them conveyed to Robert McKay, 20th June, 1746. and by Robert devised to grantors here; corner Tunis Vanpeet's land; Boman's line. Teste: Michael Waren, John ( ) Jackson. Delivered: John Linkhorn, December, 1768.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 361.--12th August, 1773. John Lincoln and Rebecca ( ) to Abraham Lincoln, on Linvel's Creek, part of 1200 acres patented to Duff, Green, Hite, 26th March, 1739, conveyed to Robert McKay, devised to Zachariah, Moses, Robert and James McKay, corner Isaac Lincoln. Teste: Josiah Davidson, Corneliays ( ) Briant, Ann ( ) Briant.
- Page 364.--12th August, 1773. Same (John Lincoln and Rebecca) to Isaac Lincoln, part of same tract as above, comer to his brother Abraham's land. Delivered: Jacob Lincoln, February, 1779. (listed after transaction above).
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, Geo. Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm. Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson.
Record of John Lincoln in Augusta County, VA
- Rymel and ux vs. Lincoln--O. S. 311; N. S. 111--Bill, 26th March, 1813, by John Rymel and Rebekah, his wife, late Rebekah Lincoln, one of daughters and devisees of John Lincoln, who made will in 1786 in Rockingham, leaving wife Rebekah and sons, Jacob and John, executors, who qualified 22d June, 1789, devising a plantation to widow for life and then to oratrix. But 2 years after father's death Jacob bought interest of Thomas Lincoln, the remainderman, and occupied it until death of his mother, which was 18 years. Jacob pretends to hold now by purchase from mother, who was 70 years old when Jacob took possession, and her mind impaired.
- Will of John Lincoln of Parish and County Rockingham. Wife, Rebekah; son, Thomas, land on Linvel's Creek; son, Abraham; daughters, Hannah and Lydia, Sarah, Rebeckah; sons, Isaac and Jacob; son, John; granddaughter, Hannah Bryan. Dated 8th February, 1786. Recorded in Rockingham, 22d June, 1789.
- David Lincoln deposes, 26th June, 1818, grandson of Rebekah. John Lincoln died November, 1788. Thomas Lincoln moved to Kentucky. Widow Rebekah lived with her daughter Hannah Harrison. John's wife did not want to have the trouble of an old peevish and jealous woman because she had had experience with such (a grandfather by the father's side), but shortly before Hannah's death John and his wife took her, 3d August, 1803. Rebekah died 21st July, 1806. Extracts from letter by Jno. Lincoln to his nephew David Lincoln, dated 27th June, 1810. William Shipman, brother to Jonathan, called to see John, supposing he was Wm. Henton's father-in-law. He lives in Shelby County, Ky., about 5 miles of Henton. Deed, 20th September, 1791, by Thomas Lincoln and wife Elizabeth of Rockingham to Jacob Lincoln of same place, 200 acres on Linvil's Creek, part of 1,200 acres granted to McKay, Duff, Green and Hite, 26th March, 1739, by them conveyed to Robert McKay, 20th June, 1746, by McKay devised to sons, Zachariah, Moses, Robert and James by will dated 7th October, 1746, 600 acres of which were conveyed by McKays to John Lincoln, 22d June, 1768, 200 acres of which devised by John Lincoln to son Thomas, by will 8th February, 1786. Recorded in Rockingham, 26th September, 1791.
- John Lincoln was known as "Virginia John" Lincoln
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lea, J. Henry; Hutchinson, J. R. The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, Second Publisher: HeritageQuest Online, Second Address: http:/www.heritagequestonline.com/. (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1909), page 72.