President Abraham Lincoln – second line


President Abraham Lincoln was just reported as my 7th cousin, four times removed.  I would have ignored this because this appeared as the 30th notification in the 336 notifications I have received, but I know better than to ignore, I verify.   The #30 reference has us as 6th cousins, 4 times removed.   Why the difference?  Both cases (#30 and #333) use Cousin Abe’s paternal line through his father, Thomas Lincoln.  The paths veer off at Abe’s great grandparents.  #30 climbs up his great grandmother, Rebecca Flowers’ lineage to our MRCA, Thomas Betts (1602-1688).  #333 climbs up his great grandfather, John Lincoln’s lineage to our MRCA, William Reed (1565-1621).   #30 is part of my Botsford lineage with one generation yet to prove out to the MRCA.  #333 is part of my Clark lineage with six generations to prove out to the MRCA.  So, if I am successful, and I put the whole mess into FTM, will it show that Cousin Abe is his own cousin?  This might make the research a lot of fun!

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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