finding your roots

looking for Apollos

dallas lincoln April 9, 2012

I can trace my “Lincoln” ancestory back to Mass. and Vermont about 1700 or 1710. Its pretty certain that I am not related to Abe. My frustration is that of trying to connect a Lincoln relative back to (I presume) England? There are many Lincolns living today in Lincolnshire U.K. and would like to find one that might know of “my” Apollos Lincoln and make a U.K. connection that I’m missing.

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  • Garth Tuttle

    April 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Wow! Now this fun : I was told we were related to Mr. Lincoln – if so, probably, as best I could find , through a Patterson family, which I recently learned (seems to have ) at least one Confederate soldier … What I read of the Lincoln line in America – or, rather, THAT Lincoln line, they are not sure from whence the family came – BUT of some Lincolns – my family had two generations of close connection to one particular family, though in North Hamshire, not Lincoln

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