Linking to President Lincoln



My farm resides quite close to the property of a one Thomas Lincoln, father of Abraham Lincoln.  Back in the day Thomas' farm was known as Sinking Springs Farm and is now a National Park not thirty minutes from my front door.  As the crow flies it is even closer.  This is the property where Abraham was born and he lived in the area, on adjoining property, until the age of seven.  

Not even ten minutes away is a community where Mentor Graham was born.  He is the gentleman who gave Abraham Lincoln all of the formal schooling that he ever received, in Salem, Illinois.  

By the time Abraham was born, Thomas owned two - six hundred acre farms in this area.  Interesting to wonder if he and Abraham, as a very young boy, ever ventured our way.  Thomas eventually lost all of his property due to faulty property titles.  At that point the family moved to Indiana and later to Illinois.  

Strange, and wonderful, how we all become intertwined in history.  

Sometimes even right at our back door.

Small thoughts on this President's Day.




Comments

  1. We truly do live in a small world. Interesting.

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  2. Interesting tie to one of America's greatest presidents.

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  3. Beautiful. How wonderful to live among all that history.

    We have taken the Lincoln Trail in Kentucky.

    Happy President's Day.

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  4. cool bit of history. would be neat to have walked the same land as abe...

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  5. America has a very interesting history. And you live in a beautiful place where you are.

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  6. What a wonderful tidbit of history. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Nice President's Day post. Interesting to dig around in history -- barbara

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  8. Interesting and awesome how this big ol' world can be so small sometimes.

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  9. Not small... interesting thoughts. But then having taught history all my life I do love it...:)

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  10. Wow, how interesting! Neat to have a bit of history so close!

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  11. Very interesting. I learned a lot about Lincoln when I visited Washington, D.C.

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  12. That is way cool that Lincoln probably strode across your property at one time. Did you see the new movie by Spielberg? It was great! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. that is just too cool...such history...

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  14. How interesting! Love little facts of history. :) I live about 25 minutes from the house he lived in when he married Mary Todd Lincoln and lived in up until he became our 16th President. :)

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  15. What an amazing piece of history that you are part of.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  16. I think a lot of people don't realize how much of the Lincoln history is tied up here in Kentucky.

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  17. Interesting to have a tie to the past and one of your Presidents do you ever wonder if the area was much different in his time, maybe it hasn't changed at all.
    Merle....

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  18. I love it! Thanks for the look at history.

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  19. That is an interesting bit of history, intertwining personal and national history. Your photo is excellent, too.

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  20. Oh Michelle, this photo is glorious. It has a spirituality to it that I pick up in it. You?

    Thank you for your nice birthday greeting. :D

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  21. What interesting facts to think about, Michelle, about one of our greatest Presidents!

    I was alwasy fascinated by the many connections president George Washington had to Brooklyn and Manhattan...it made him feel very real to me, and I'm sure you feel the same way about President Lincoln.

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  22. Fascinating! Old Abe is certainly popular these days. :)

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  23. Love the picture and the story, which is history, by the way...

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  24. Oh I love that it is nice to be living where the history is so rich. B

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  25. I love that you know that! Very cool info!

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  26. How cool! Thank you for sharing!

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