Lincoln life

April 30, 2008

Thank goodness Abraham Lincoln just grew up here, so Indiana can stay out of this little Kentucky-North Carolina tiff:

A group in Rutherford County, N.C., opened the Bostic (N.C.) Lincoln Center and is petitioning the federal government to run a DNA test of Lincoln’s father, Thomas, to see if it matches some of the 16th president’s saved genetic material.

Keith Price, president of Bostic Lincoln Center Inc., said Lincoln was born in rural North Carolina, where Price believes Nancy Hanks gave birth to him out of wedlock.

Price is relying on an oral tradition that says Hanks’ family, in the late 1700s, traveled from Virginia to North Carolina, where she worked for Abraham Enloe, who some point to as a possible father. A picture of Enloe’s brother looks “very much like” Abe, Price said. Thomas Lincoln, on the other hand was more like a “fireplug,” Price said.

I suppose next, they’ll want the Lincoln Museum. Well, they’d just better watch it, because we’ll never,  ever . . . oh, wait.

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One Response to “Lincoln life”

  1. V.E.G. Says:

    Thomas Melton tells the story about the father of Abraham Lincoln was Abraham Enloe. Enloe played footsie with with Nancy Hanks and his wife threw Nancy Hanks out after she (Nancy) was pregnant. The story is whether or not, apocryphal.


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