Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Abraham Lincoln Connection

While reading the article about my gggrandmother Sarah Jones Dow she stated that she had an uncle that married into the Lincoln family. That uncle was William Dickerson- brother to my ggggrandmother Anne Dickerson. The woman that he married was Elizabeth Lincoln a cousin to Abraham. She was born in 1825 to John Lincoln and Francis Day. I have gone to Rootsweb and found the documentation that says this is true.
Sarah also stated that her mother Anne Dickerson was related to Stephen A. Douglas. I know that my gggggrandmother was Judith Douglas- but I have yet to find a connection to Stephen Douglas. I am sure that my grandmother Sarah knew this as a fact but she could have left a few more clues!
I will keep searching and hopefully find it. It would be great to find a connection to both of these famous political rivals!!


Civil War Jill said...

How awsome!!! Good luck with your continued search!

Nancy said...

I just found your blog and am enjoying it very much. I am also doing genealogy research and like you I wonder about the lives they led, etc. Thank you for sharing your posts with us.

I am researching a distant relative, Elisha Linder, that traveled the circuit with Lincoln. From what I have found so far he was quite a drinker. LOL

Debra said...

HI Nacy- I am glad you enjoy my blog!
How wonderful you are doing research also! I can believe he may have been a drinker- there are a lot of things discovered when doing research!

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