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Abraham Lincoln

Ancestry of
Abraham Lincoln

16th U.S. President


The True Ancestry of Lincoln's Mother Nancy Hanks

The genealogy of Nancy Hanks has always been a controversial one with scholars debating the various theories since research began shortly after Lincoln’s death. Even members of the Hanks family and reported cousins of Lincoln could not agree on it.

Of the various theories that have evolved over the past 150 years, only two were believed by Lincoln scholars to have the possibility of being correct. Now DNA evidence has identified which of those theories is correct. Read more >>


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Abraham Lincoln

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Gilman

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 7 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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Ezra Pound

Expatriate American Poet and Critic

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Horatio Alger

Author

6th cousin
via John Whitman

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John Taylor Gilman

5th Governor of New Hampshire

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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John Whitman

(c1602 - 1692)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

5th great-grandfather

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Cecil B. DeMille

American Film Director

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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John Lyford

(c1590 - c1632)
Great Migration Immigrant 1624

5th great-grandfather

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Matt Bomer

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Lisa Marie Presley

Singer-Songwriter

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Isaiah Harrison

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O. Henry

Short Story Writer

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Chase A. Clark

18th Governor of Idaho

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Jonathan Worth

39th Governor of North Carolina

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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Barzilla W. Clark

16th Governor of Idaho

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Whitman

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Whitman

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Richard Hatch

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Abraham Jones

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Lincoln

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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