Excerpt from The Lincoln Family Magazine, Vol. 1: Genealogical, Historical and Biographical; April, 1916
Dr. Nat. E. Hyder, who was well informed about our early history, but who has been dead many years, be lieved that Abraham Lincoln was born in Tennessee. Dr. Hyder said that Thomas Lincoln lived in a cabin on the Isaac Lincoln farm with his wife, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and that they left this section for Kentucky. Dr. Hyder stated that an old man of the name of Lewis has told him many years ago that he was living on Stony Creek, a young man, when Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln left this section for Kentucky, and that theywent by Stony Creek trail, and that Abe was a little babe in his mother's arms.
John J. Morrell's mother used to live with Mrs. Mary Ward Lincoln when she was a little girl. Old people used to say they had seen the cabin in which Thomas Lincoln lived. Solomon Stover, a brother of William Stover, remembered the old cabin. There was a saying in the Carriger and Stover families, that Thomas Lincoln lived on Isaac Lincoln's farm, but that Thomas was a shiftless fellow, and he and Isaac could not get along. There is a story to the effect that Tom Lincoln and his wife Nancy Hanks Lincoln came to Tennessee with Johnathan Hampton, a horse trader.
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