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Rebecca Lincoln (Flowers)

Also Known As: "Rebecca Morris", "Rebecca Flowers Lincoln"
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Concord, Chester County (Present Franklin County), Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Death: July 20, 1806 (86)
Linville Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States (old age)
Place of Burial: Linville Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Enoch Flowers and Rebecca Flowers
Wife of James Morris and John Lincoln, I
Mother of Jonathan Morris; Captain Abraham Lincoln; Hannah Harrison; Lydia Lincoln; Isaac Lincoln and 6 others
Sister of Elizabeth Flowers

Occupation: Homemaker, Mother
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About Rebecca Lincoln

Rebecca Flowers, daughter of Enoch Flowers and Rebecca Barnard, was born 30 Mar 1720 In Amity Berks Co. PA. Her Father was a Justice of the Peace in Caernavon Twp.

Rebecca first married James Morris son of James and Abigail Rowe, when she was 19. They had one son Jonathan 1739-1816. James died in 1742.

On 5 Jul 1743,Rebecca married John Lincoln. John and Rebecca had nine children:

  • Abraham (Capt. in Rev. War)b.1744
  • Hannah and
  • Lydia twins born,1748
  • Isaac1750
  • Jacob 1751(Lt. in Rev. War fought at Yorktown),
  • John Jr.1755
  • Sarah 1757,
  • Thomas 1761 and
  • Rebecca 1767 probably born in VA married Rimel.

There was not a daughter Elizabeth.

John and Rebecca moved to the Shendoah Valley in about 1767 and settled on 600 acres. John died in 1788 on his Lincoln Homestead and when Rebecca died in 1806 she was laid next to John in the Lincoln Cemetery. D.A.R. erected a momument in John's honor.

On Oct. 11, 2015 the D.A. R restored and repaired the cemetery grounds and held a re-dedication ceremony to honor the Lincoln family who contributed so much to their community. Rebecca and "Virginia John," as he was known, were the greatgrandparents of President Lincoln. Abraham their son and Bathseba were the parents of Thomas. Thomas and Nancy Hanks were the parents of Abe. I am proud to say I am related to Hannah who married John Harrison son of Zebulon and Margaret Cravens from the Harrisonburg Harrisons who came the to the Valley early with a group of 16 family members from Delaware and helped build Augusta and then Rockingham counties.

Rebecca was a great-grandmother of President Abraham Lincoln. According to Paul H. Verduin, a noted authority on Lincoln's antecedents and long-time General Secretary of The Abraham Lincoln Institute, Rebecca's maiden name was Flower, not Flowers. It also may be that the name was originally Flohr, a German surname pronounced much like the Scottish pronunciation of the word flower; i.e., flu-er. In fact, one 18th-century Flohr family in Adams County, Pennsylvania is found in some records with the spelling Flower. Compare: (1) 1786-1799 Adams County baptisms of children of Leonard Flohr/Flor [F. Edward Wright's "Adams County Church Records ..."] with (2) the 1799 Adams County tax list, which lists Leonard and two other Flohr men as Flower [Warner, Beers & Co.'s "History of Cumberland and Adams Counties ..."].

Rebecca was born in 1720. She passed away in 1806.[1] She was the widow of James Morris when she married John Lincoln on July 5, 1743, probably in Berks County, PA.[2]

Rebecca and John Lincoln were living on Linville Creek in Rockingham County, Virginia as early as 1768. A depiction of the 1768 plat is found in Wayland's book on the Lincoln family in Virginia.[3] It shows (1) John Lincoln's "600 acres, bought of the McKays, June 21, 1768; (2) Tunis VanPelt's 300 acres on the south of Lincoln's; and (3) Thomas Bryan's "300 acres, bought of James McKay, Feb. 9, 1762" on the south of VanPelt's. All three tracts are several times longer east-to-west than north-to-south so that Lincoln and Bryan were much closer neighbors than might sound from the acreages.


↑ Waldo Lincoln, “History of the Lincoln Family” (1923) ↑ Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents ↑ Wayland, John W., "The Lincolns in Virginia" (1946) Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. Lincoln, Waldo, “History of the Lincoln Family” (1923). Verduin, Paul H., Former General-Secretary, The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Noted Authority on Lincoln's Antecedents. Warner, Beers & Co., "History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania", Chicago (1886). Wayland, John W., "The Lincolns in Virginia" (1946). Wright, F. Edward, "Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century" (1989). Acknowledgments

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Rebecca Lincoln's Timeline

March 30, 1720
Concord, Chester County (Present Franklin County), Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
October 3, 1739
Age 19
May 13, 1744
Age 24
Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
March 9, 1748
Age 27
Amity, Burks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
March 9, 1748
Age 27
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
March 5, 1750
Age 29
Rockingham, Virginia, United States
November 6, 1751
Age 31
Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
July 15, 1755
Age 35
Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America