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Josiah Lincoln
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Birth: Sep., 1773
Rockingham County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1835
Harrison County
Indiana, USA

Uncle of President Abraham Lincoln, little is known of his life in Kentucky where he settled with his father at an early age. He became a farmer and Henry Pittle wrote the following about Josiah and the family line: "I knew Mordecai and Josiah Lincoln intimately. They were excellent men, plain, moderately educated, candid in their manners and intercourse and looked upon as honorable as any men I have heard of". (Letter of Henry Pittle, June 17, 1865; see "Herndon's Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I, p 7.)

One of the many stories that President Lincoln told was the death of his grandfather for whom he was named. Josiah was witness to the murder of his father Abraham Lincoln (the elder).

Dr. Warren in his "Lincoln's Parentage and Childhood", page 8, describes the death of pioneer Abraham Lincoln. "Abraham Lincoln, with his three sons, Mordecai, Josiah and Thomas was busily engaged in the field putting in a crop of corn. Without warning they were attacked by two of three Indians. The father was killed at the first fusillade. Josiah, then thirteen years of age, started for Hughes' Station, half a mile away, where the family was then making their home in one of the fort's eight cabins. Mordecai and Thomas aged fifteen and ten respectively, made for a cabin nearby, which Abraham had erected and where the family would make their home as soon as safety would allow. An Indian despising the ability of Mordecai's marksmanship stepped out of the thicket to secure the scalp of the paleface. Mordecai from within the cabin took aim at a silver pendant on the breast of the Indian and brought him down. Josiah had reached the fort and warned the settlers, who started in pursuit of the redskins." On page 297, he fixes the time of this massacre as May 1786, through the papers in a suit in the Nelson Circuit Court. Josiah moved to Harrison County in southern Indiana.

Son of Bathsheba Herring and Abraham Lincoln
Husband of Catherine Barlow
Father of
Barbara Lincoln Crutchfield (1802 - )
Thomas Lincoln (1806 - )
Elizabeth Lincoln Denton (1809 - 1848)
Nancy Lincoln Briscoe (1810 - 1843)
Cathirina Lincoln Sullenger (1817 1900)
(bio by: Sharon) 
Family links: 
  Abraham Flowers Lincoln (1744 - 1786)
  Bathsheba Herring Lincoln (1748 - 1836)
  Catharine Barlow Lincoln (1775 - ____)
  Barbara Lincoln Crutchfield (1802 - 1842)*
  Thomas Lincoln (1806 - 1849)*
  Elizabeth Lincoln Denton (1809 - 1848)*
  Nancy Lincoln Briscoe (1810 - 1843)*
  Jacob Lincoln (1815 - 1889)*
  Catherine Lincoln Sullenger (1817 - 1908)*
  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
Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Calvin Walk
Record added: Oct 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5848299
Josiah Lincoln
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