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Re: Stamm/Nancy Hanks/Lincoln relationship?
Posted by: Vicki Matthews (ID *****2180) Date: March 26, 2008 at 20:49:55
In Reply to: Stamm/Nancy Hanks/Lincoln relationship? by Sally Petersen of 361

More info....The Centre Co (PA) Historical Soc. once printed an article in one of their magazines c. 25 years ago(published a few times/yr) abt Abraham Lincoln coming by footpath fr KY w/his father b/f moving to Ill. ---to visit his sister (Abraham's father's sister) or aunt in Centre Co. one last time. (She lived in the Bellefonte area).(I was born in Centre Co PA, as were my parents and my Stamm relatives---tho' my STamms started out in Berks)

Also, though we don't know about Nancy Hanks'lineage, we do know that Abraham desc fr Lincolns that started out in New England and migrated through PA and down into VA bef. moving to KY and Ill. through the generations. I've also had an unsubstantiated feeling that Nancy Hanks also descended from people moving through the same geography ....and that either she or a Lincoln shared a genetic connection to one side of my family. I descend from Stamms....and this was not the family that I had in mind for the Lincoln connection..but seeing your post w/your wonderings made the flag go up for me...esp. since it's still in the same side of my family that I was originally wondering about....just not the particular family.

There is a genetic reason for this wondering and if you email me Redwhitebaby@aol.com, I will finish the story privately.


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