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Lincoln, Jacob

Born: 1751-11-18 Berks County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1822-02-20 Rockingham County, Virginia

Jacob Lincoln was a great uncle of President Abraham Lincoln and brother of President Lincoln's grandfather, Abraham Lincoln. Early in life, he moved with his family to Rockingham County, Virginia, living there for the remainder of his life--the only one of Lincoln's great uncles to remain in Virginia.

Gravestone, Lincoln Family Cemetery, Linville, VA; Louis A. Warren, Lincoln's Parentage & Childhood (New York: Century, 1926), 3, 38; Abraham Lincoln to Solomon Lincoln; John W. Wayland, History of Rockingham County Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins, 1912), 428.