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John Lincoln, Sr.

Also Known As: ""Virginia John""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Freehold Township, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey
Death: Died in Linnville Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Mordecai Lincoln, Jr. and Hannah Lincoln
Husband of Rebecca Lincoln and Rebecca Morris Lincoln (Flowers)
Father of Abraham Lincoln, Captain; Capt. Abraham Lincoln, Sr. (Continental militia); Lydia Lincoln; Hannah Harrison; Isaac Lincoln and 9 others
Brother of Deborah Lincoln; Hannah Millard; Mary Yarnall; Anne Tallman and Sarah Boone
Half brother of Mordecai Lincoln, III; Thomas Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln

Occupation: Trader
Managed by: Adam Bradley Oakes
Last Updated:

About John Lincoln, Sr.

John Lincoln, Freehold, New Jersey 3 May 1716-Linville's Creek, Rockingham Co., Va. Nov. 1788, prob. Berks Co., Pa. 5 July 1743 married Rebecca Flowers, 30 March 1720-prob. Linville's Creek 20 July 1806, widow of James Morris.

John Lincoln was called "Virginia John" to distinguish him from his cousin of the same name, son of Abraham and Rebecca Lincoln. John left PA in 1748 and migrated to Rockingham County, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley about 1750. He established himself on a large farm there. He was so successful that he was able to give his son, Abraham, 210 acres of the best soil in Virginia. He fathered Abraham Lincoln, father of Thomas Lincoln, whose son became the 16th president of the USA. May have been born in Scituate, MA just before his father moved to Monmouth Co., NJ. His family afterwards moved to Chester, PA and Berks County, PA in due succession. In 1758 he removed to the northern part of Augusta County, VA which county was, in 1779, detached and joined to Rockingham County.

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John Lincoln, Sr.'s Timeline

1716
May 3, 1716
Freehold Township, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey
May 3, 1716
Freehold, New Jersey
1743
June 5, 1743
Age 27
Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania
1744
May 13, 1744
Age 28
Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania
1748
March 9, 1748
Age 31
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 9, 1748
Age 31
Amity, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
March 9, 1748
Age 31
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1750
March 5, 1750
Age 33
Rockingham, Virginia, United States
1751
November 6, 1751
Age 35
Berks, PA
1755
July 15, 1755
Age 39
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America