Person:Abraham Lincoln (31)

Capt. Abraham Lincoln
m. 5 JUL 1743
  1. Capt. Abraham Lincoln1744 - 1786
  2. Lydia Lincoln1747/48 - abt 1823
  3. Hannah Lincoln1747/48 - ABT 1803
  4. Isaac Lincoln1749/50 - 1816
  5. Jacob Lincoln1751 - 1822
  6. John Lincoln1755 - 1835
  7. Sarah Lincoln1757 -
  8. Thomas Lincoln1761 - Abt 1820
  9. Rebecca Lincoln1767 - 1840
  • HCapt. Abraham Lincoln1744 - 1786
  • WMary ShipleyEST 1740 -
m. 9 Jun 1770
  1. Nancy Lincoln1765 - 1842
  2. Nancy Lincoln1768 -
  3. Mary Ada Lincoln1768 - 1851
  4. Mordecai Lincoln1771 - 1830
  5. Lincoln Mordecai1771 -
  6. Rachel Lincoln1771 -
  7. Josiah Lincoln1773 - 1835
  8. Josiah Lincoln1773 - 1835
  9. Phoebe Lincoln1773 -
  10. Josiah Lincoln1774 - 1835
  11. Mary Lincoln1774 - abt 1831
  12. Thomas Lincoln1780 - 1851
  13. Nancy Ann Lincoln1780 - 1815
  14. Abigail Lincoln1782 -
  15. Elizabeth Lincoln1782 - 1793
Facts and Events
Name[1] Capt. Abraham Lincoln
Alt Name Abraham Linkhorn
Gender Male
Birth? 13 May 1744 Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage to Mary Shipley
Marriage 9 Jun 1770 Augusta County, Virginiato Bathsheba Herring
Death[2] May 1786 Jefferson, Kentucky, United Stateskilled by Indians (probably Shawnee)
Reference Number? Q2821841?

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Abraham Lincoln (13 May 1744 – May 1786) was the grandfather of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was a military captain during the American Revolution, and a pioneer settler of Kentucky.

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, 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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Records in Virginia

  • Page 17 - Jacob Lincoln, 200 acres, East side of Linvils Creek. Adjoining Robert Belsheer. Surveyed in consequence of Abraham Lincoln entry of 200 acres dated July 14, 1770, and by him assigned to the above Jacob Lincoln, January 2, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
  • Page 19 - John Kring, 400 acres, East side of Linvils Creek on the West side of Millers round Hill. adjoining Jacob Lincoln, Belsheer. Surveyed in consequence of an entry for 400 acres made by Abraham Lincoln, April 25, 1771, and assigned to said Kring. Surveyed January 3, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103]. (Note: the Jacob Lincoln listed in both of these records was the younger brother of Abraham).
  1. Lea, J. Henry; Hutchinson, J. R. The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, Second Publisher: HeritageQuest Online, Second Address: http:/ (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1909), page 77.
  2. A. Lincoln: A Biography, 12, 2009.

    "a Native American, probably a Shawnee, shot Abraham from the nearby woods."