Born: 1771 Virginia
Died: 1831 Hancock County, Illinois
Mordecai was Abraham Lincoln's uncle, being the brother of Abraham's father, Thomas. Mordecai married Mary Mudd in Bardstown, Kentucky, and they had six children. In 1830, Mordecai followed his family members in moving to Hancock County, Illinois, where he died shortly afterward.
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