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Mary Ada Lincoln Crume
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1775
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1832
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA

Mary Lincoln, (1775-1882) was born at Linville Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia and is buried in the cemetery at Crume Valley, Breckenridge County, Kentucky. She was the aunt of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln highlighted his Aunt Mary Lincoln in an autobiographical sketch written for his political campaign.

Early Life and Family

Mary Lincoln was the third child of Captain Abraham Lincoln (13 May 1744 - May 1786) and his wife, Bathsheba Herring (c. 1742 1836), a daughter of Alexander Herring (c. 1708 - 1778) and his wife Abigail Harrison (c. 1710 c. 1780) of Linville Creek. Five children were born to Abraham and Bathsheba Lincoln: Mordecai born circa 1771, Josiah born circa 1773, Mary born circa 1775, Thomas born 1778, and Nancy born 1780.

Mary was born at the Lincoln Family Homestead, Linville Creek in then Augusta County, Virginia (now Rockingham County, Virginia). At age 6, her parents sold their land and the family moved to Jefferson county, Kentucky.

Marriage and Children

Mary Lincoln was the second wife of Daniel Edgar Crume (27 Jan 1758 - 16 Sep 1824), a common law marriage that began after the death of his first wife in about 1791 and ended before 1801. From this union two daughters were born to Daniel Crume and Mary Lincoln: Sarah Crume Hasty (25 Jan 1792 - 7 Jul 1879) and Elizabeth W. Crume Davis (1794 - 2 Aug 1880). The Brookville Star, 17 Dec 1917, indicates that Elizabeth W. Crume was a first cousin of President Abraham Lincoln.

Her second marriage was to Ralph Crume, the nephew of Daniel Edgar Crume (her first husband), on 5 Aug 1801. Ralph Crume and Mary Lincoln had the following children: Dr. William Cox Crume (7 Apr 1804 - Sep 1875), Ann Crume (1805-?), and Ralph Lincoln Crume (1809-before 1859). Mary Lincoln Crume is buried in the Crume family cemetery in Crume Valley, Breckinridge county, Kentucky.

President Abraham Lincoln's "Aunt Mary"

President Abraham Lincoln considered his family connections to be significant for his presidential campaign. In June 1860 he wrote a short autobiography to be used in his bid for the White House. In this biographical sketch he highlighted his ancestry and extended relatives including Mary Lincoln, the eldest of his father's sisters. He also indicated that some of her descendants were known to be in Breckenridge County, Kentucky.


Mary [Lincoln] Crume (aunt of the President and wife of Ralph Jr., b. Bet. 1775 & 1777, d. Bet. 1830 & 1832?)-- Again, death year is uncertain, but a 18 October 1832 Breckinridge Chancery Court ruling does not list Mary as being among the heirs of Ralph Jr. Others have said that Mary died and was buried in Vermillion County, Indiana (probably because of the census), but no evidence of this has surfaced. Other reports have her being buried at Mill Creek cemetery in Fort Knox KY, but that person is Mary [Brumfield] Crume, daughter-in-law of Mary [Lincoln] Crume and first wife of Ralph Lincoln Crume.

Family links: 
  Abraham Flowers Lincoln (1738 - 1786)
  Bathsheba Herring Lincoln (1748 - 1836)
  Ralph Crume (1779 - 1832)
  Daniel Edgar Crume (1758 - 1824)*
  Sarah Ann Crume Hasty (1792 - 1879)*
  ELIZABETH W. Crume Davis (1794 - 1880)*
  William Cox Crume (1804 - 1875)*
  Ann Crume Hoskinson (1805 - ____)*
  Ralph Lincoln Crume (1809 - 1859)*
  Mordecai Lincoln (1771 - 1830)*
  Josiah Lincoln (1773 - 1835)*
  Mary Ada Lincoln Crume (1775 - 1832)
  Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851)*
  Nancy Lincoln Brumfield (1780 - 1843)*
  Abigail Lincoln Morse (1782 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
No tombstones or markers are visible as of 2010 in this cemetery. Stakes indicate the cemetery boundaries and additional stakes indicate where each of the 13 people are buried within the cemetery.
Crume Cemetery
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: CW
Originally Created by: Muckham11
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33589897
Mary Ada <i>Lincoln</i> Crume
Added by: CW
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Mary,rest peacefully. Your 1st cousin 6x removed.
- KD Herring.
 Added: Feb. 17, 2015

- Me2u
 Added: Nov. 20, 2014
a distant cousin
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
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