Posted by admin | Posted in Log Cabins | Posted on 20-06-2012
abraham lincoln log cabin pictures
was abraham lincoln really son of a black slave ?
i read books saying that american had over 10 blk presidents before obama who passed as white in their time. is this true ?
Both parents looked white but Abraham Lincoln credited many of his genetic gifts to his mother, because of his belief that his gifts came from his unknown grandfather, who fathered her out of wedlock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Lincoln#Life . It has been speculated that Nancy Hanks(mother of Abraham Lincoln ) may be of Melungeon descent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon –Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, two farmers, in a one-room log cabin on the 348-acre (1.4 km2) Sinking Spring Farm, in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky (now part of LaRue County), making him the first president born in the west. Lincoln was not given a middle name. His ancestor Samuel Lincoln had arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts from England in the 17th century. His grandfather, also named Abraham Lincoln, had moved to Kentucky, where he owned over 5,000 acres (20 km2), and was ambushed and killed by an Indian raid in 1786.
Thomas Lincoln was a respected citizen of rural Kentucky. He owned several farms, including the Sinking Spring Farm, although he was not wealthy. The family belonged to a Separate Baptists church, which had high moral standards frowning on alcohol consumption and dancing, and many church members were opposed to slavery. Abraham himself never joined their church, or any other church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln ———————Nancy Hanks Lincoln (February 5, 1784 – October 5, 1818) was the mother of Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Lincoln and wife of Thomas Lincoln.
Nancy Hanks was born in Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia). Abraham Lincoln credited many of his genetic gifts to his mother, because of his belief that his gifts came from his unknown grandfather, who fathered her out of wedlock. It has been speculated that Nancy Hanks may be of Melungeon descent.
On June 12, 1806, she married Thomas Lincoln. Thomas proposed to her at what is now Lincoln Homestead State Park. A record of their marriage license is located at the Washington County, Kentucky courthouse. They had three children:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Lincoln —- Melungeon is a term traditionally applied to one of a number of “tri-racial isolate” groups of the Southeastern United States, mainly in the Cumberland Gap area of central Appalachia: East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and East Kentucky. Tri-racial describes populations thought to be of mixed European, sub-Saharan African, and Native American ancestry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon ——— Picture of Nancy Hanks Lincoln http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nancy_hanks,_lincoln_boyhood_memorial,_cropped.jpg Thomas Lincoln (January 6, 1778 – January 17, 1851) was an American farmer and father of President Abraham Lincoln. Picture of Thomas Lincoln http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lincoln-Thomas_01.jpg
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