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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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John Stream

(c1621 - 1685)
Truelove passenger 1635

1st cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. Obadiah Holmes

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Gilman

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Curtis Guild

43rd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 1 time removed
via John Whitman

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Jane G. Austin

Author

7th cousin
via Edward Gilman

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Obadiah Holmes

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

5th cousin 1 time removed
via John Whitman

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Gilman

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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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John Taylor Gilman

5th Governor of New Hampshire

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Horatio Alger

Author

6th cousin
via John Whitman

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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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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

7th cousin 5 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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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Whitman

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