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Bathsheba Cofer (Herring)

Also Known As: "Bethsheba Herring", "Widow Lincoln"
Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Rockingham County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Washington County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Mill Creek, Washington County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Herring, Jr. and Abigail Herring
Wife of James Jesse Cofer and Captain Abraham Lincoln, I
Mother of Judah Cofer; Mordecai Lincoln, Sr.; Mary Ada Crume; Thomas Herring Lincoln, I; Nancy Ann Brumfield and 4 others
Sister of Edith Herring; Leonard Herring; John Herring; William Herring; Bethuel Herring and 8 others

Occupation: Homemaker, Mother
Managed by: Noel Clark Bush
Last Updated:

About Bathsheba Cofer

The profile picture shows Bathsheba's gravesite (the tall gray tombstone). To see a close up picture of the headstone inscription, go to the Media section.

Bathsheba Herring's husband Abraham Lincoln was a poor and rather plain man. Bathsheba's aristocratic father looked with scorn on her marriage to Abraham and gave his daughter the choice of giving up her lover or being disinherited. The high-spirited young woman did not hesitate. She married the man she loved and went with him to the savages wilds of Kentucky in 1782. Her husband was afterwards killed by an Indian, but one of her sons, a lad of twelve, killed the Indian and avenged his father's death (some say he was nineteen and his twelve)

Bathsheba Herring Lincoln was a woman of fine intelligence and strong character. She was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her. She and Capt. Abraham Linkhorn Lincoln were the grandparents of President Abraham Lincoln.

Possible alternate b./d. information: 1748 - 1836. Interred at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hardin Co., KY (per the Find A Grave Memorial of her husband).

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Bathsheba Cofer's Timeline

Rockingham County, Province of Virginia
Age 22
Age 29
Rockingham County, VA, USA
July 10, 1773
Age 31
Linville, Rockingham, Virginia
January 20, 1775
Age 33
Rockingham County, Virginia, Colonial America
January 6, 1778
Age 36
Linville Creek, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
March 25, 1780
Age 38
Rockingham, Virginia, United States
March 25, 1780
Age 38
May 4, 1786
Age 44
Jefferson County, Virginia (Present Kentucky), United States