Today I am going to post pictures about Abraham Lincoln's grandfather. Back in June I was in Louisville, KY and I found the Long Run Graveyard. It is setting on property that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln's grandfather who also happened to be named Abraham Lincoln. To avoid confusion I am going to call Abraham Lincoln's grandfather Abraham Sr. Abraham Sr migrated to Kentucky from Rockingham County, Virginia in 1782. He bought four hundred acres which was located near Hughes Station in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. There he settled with his wife Bathsheba and their five children Mordecai, Thomas, Josiah, Mary and Nancy.
In May of 1786, Abraham the senior was planting his crops, possibly corn, when the small homestead was attacked by a Indian War Party. Abraham the senior was killed with the first shots. Josiah ran to Hughes Station to get help. Mordecai rushed to the cabin to get weapons. Thomas stood by his father in shock. An Indian crept close to Thomas. Whether he was going to kill Thomas or kidnap him we will never know because Mordecai took careful aim and killed the Indian. The rest of the family survived the attack. Thomas Lincoln married Nancy Hanks. They would be the parents of the 16th president of the United States.
Long Run Cemetery
A History of Rockingham County, Virginia by John Walter Wayland. Page 96 has a picture of the Lincoln Homestead.
DISCOVERY, FORMATION AND GROWTH OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AND HARRISONBURG, VA.
Jefferson County: Survey of Historic Sites in Kentucky