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From: "Cheryl Rothwell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] document questions Lincoln ancestry
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 11:19:27 -0500
This is not new -- or maybe not new to those of us who grew up in
Lincolnland. Those who preserve Lincoln's image, including the state of
Illinois which is home to the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library,
refuse to consider it. I had email correspondence with several of them last
fall on this subject. They were very clear that they intend to stick with
the official story. A major Lincoln event is occurring in 2009 - 200th
anniversary of his birth, Perhaps when that is over they will be more
inclined to open their minds a crack.
You must keep in mind that Herndon, who was Lincoln's junior partner, had
his own agenda and more than a few of his statement have been proven
incorrect. It doesn't mean this one is though. Abe and Thomas Lincoln did
not have the best of relationships but that is not uncommon.
You can read Herndon's version at:
Here is the tiny URL: *http://preview.tinyurl.com/5l2jnc*
On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Carolyn Earle Billingsley <
> This interesting and provocative article link arrived in my inbox
> this morning (I have a Goggle Alert for "genealogy," among other topis).
> GENEALOGY: Stunning document questions Lincoln ancestry
> By Tamie Dehler
> Special to the Tribune-Star
> Seems to me like I read a book over 30 years ago along a similar vein
> and my fading memory thinks the book's title was _Lincoln's Mohter_
> or something similar. Again, my memory is vague but I recall it as
> posing the probability of Nancy Hanks' past.and motherhood as not
> quite so clear as the American myth has it.
> Just a little food for your brain this morning . . .
> Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Ph.D.
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