Near Linville in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln's Virginia Ancestors
Erected 1997 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KB-65.)
Location. 38° 33.538′ N, 78° 50.08′ W. Marker is near Linville, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Harpine Highway (State Highway 42), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linville VA 22834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baxter House (approx. ¼ mile Dr. Jessee Bennett (approx. 2.9 miles away); Breneman-Turner Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lacey Spring (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 3.7 miles away); Elder John Kline Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln’s Father (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Salem Church (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Regarding Lincoln's Virginia Ancestors. The "Lincoln Home" that stands near the marker remained in the Lincoln family until 1874, when it was purchased by Samuel M. Bowman, a local farmer. This home, located one-half mile from John Lincoln's original home, was built by "Virginia John" Lincoln's youngest son, Jacob. The original home of "Virginia John" was destroyed years ago; this home is all that remains of the Lincoln family homestead. While a portion of the Lincoln family migrated to Kentucky, the portion that remained in the area supported the Confederacy during the Civil War.
1. Family Tree
Hi. I find this very interesting. Lydia Lincoln, daughter to Virginia John, was my great grandmother, several times removed (obviously). Lydia
— Submitted February 18, 2009, by Laura Spears of Pickerington, Ohio.
2. Hannah Lincoln daughter of Virginia John and Rebecca Flowers Morris
I was interested to find this site. Hannah Lincoln wife of John Harrison and the link to the famous Harrisons of VA were my 4 great grandparents. Their son Isaac married Jane Cooper first. William Cooper Harrison married Caroline Patterson. Their daughter LaMora Harrison married William Franklin Terman. LaMora was pregnant when William died at age 23. Their son Franklin Alonzo was my paternal grandfather who died in 1940 before I was born. I have many dates to share with any family members.
Editor's Note: Thank you for sharing some of your family's history related to this marker. If anyone contacts us about the information you shared, we will be happy to send it along.
— Submitted September 14, 2010, by Marilyn Ann
3. Info on Mordecai Lincoln?
Hello: my grandmother was a member of DAR. After all the years since she passed I finally am going through all of her info. She has an "X" next to Virginia John. I think possibly the connection to me is his half brother Mordecai (not sure yet). We have a home in Narvon (carnarvon) twp. in PA and never knew of this connection. My reason for this posting is that I find all of this history fascinating. I would appreciate any info on Mordecai Lincoln if possible. thanks.
— Submitted May 23, 2012, by Christine C. of Narvon, Pennsylvania.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,495 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.