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Mordecai Lincoln, II

Also Known As: "Mordecay Lincolne"
Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: May 12, 1736 (50)
Amity, Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: West Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Mordecai Lincoln; Mordeciah Lincoln; Sarah Lincoln and sarah Lincoln
Husband of Hannah Lincoln and Mary Rogers
Father of John “Virginia John” Lincoln; Deborah Lincoln; Mary Yarnall; Hannah Millard; Anne Tallman and 6 others
Brother of Abraham Lincoln; Isaac Lincoln, I; Sarah Tower and Elizabeth Cole
Half brother of Elizabeth Cole and Jacob Lincoln

Occupation: Common ancestor with Abraham Lincoln, iron founder, "gentleman"; to Monmouth Co NJ ca1710, to Chester Co PA, Phil Co. PA
Managed by: Phil Lavoie
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About Mordecai Lincoln, II


MORDECAI7 LINCOLN, JR. (MORDECAI6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, RICHARD3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born April 24, 1686 in Hingham, MA, and died December 1736 in Amity, PA. He married (1) MARY. He married (2) HANNA SALTER Abt. 1714 in Monmouth Co., NJ, daughter of RICHARD SALTER and SARAH BROWNE. She was born Abt. 1692 in NJ, and died Abt. 1727 in PA.


Marriage: Abt. 1714, Monmouth Co., NJ

.Their son, Mordecai LINCOLN (April 4, 1686 - May 12, 1736) m. Hannah Bowne SALTER (approx.1692 - 1727)


i. ABRAHAM8 LINCOLN, b. October 18, 1736, PA; d. January 31, 1806, PA; m. ANN BOONE, July 10, 1760; b. April 14, 1737; d. April 04, 1807.


Marriage: July 10, 1760


ii. SARAH8 LINCOLN, m. WILLIAM BOONE I; b. 1724; d. 1771.

14. iii. ANNE LINCOLN.

iv. JOHN LINCOLN, b. May 03, 1716, Freehold, NJ; d. November 1788, Linville's Creek, Rockingham Co., VA; m. REBECCA FLOWERS, July 05, 1743; b. March 30, 1720; d. July 20, 1806, Linville's Creek, Rockingham Co., VA.


Marriage: July 05, 1743

v. HANNAH LINCOLN, b. August 08, 1719; m. THOMAS MILLARD.

vi. MARY LINCOLN, b. September 27, 1720; m. FRANCIS FARNALL.,Lincoln...

I think the confusion comes because there are at least 3 Mordecai Lincolns.

Mordecai Lincoln, a blacksmith - born 14 JUN 1657 ~ married Sarah Jones

Their son:

Mordecai Lincoln - born 24 APR 1686 in Mass. ~ married Hannah Salter. They had several children, including your John.

(After Hannah's death, Mordecai married again ~ this time to: Mary Rogers Robeson)

Their son:

Mordecai Lincoln

So some people refer to the 1st and 2nd Mordecais as Sr. and Jr., while others refer to the 2nd and 3rd Mordecais as Sr. and Jr.

Mordecai Lincoln was born on April 24, 1686 in Hingham, Massachusetts, and married Hannah Salter. He was an iron master. (The Scituate Historical Society home in Massachusetts is the Cudworth House, built on land granted to Richard Garrett before 1646. Mordecai Lincoln forged the huge cauldron on the hearth.)

Mordecai Lincoln eventually moved first to New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania, and settled on 1,000 acres of land purchased from Thomas Millard in what is now Berks County (prior to 1752 Berks County was part of Chester County). Thomas Millard's son Joseph Millard (1711-1781) later married Mordecai Lincoln's daughter Hannah Lincoln.

The Mordecai Lincoln House is a historic house in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania built c. 1733 by Mordecai Lincoln, the great-great-grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln. The house stands in the narrow valley of Hiester Creek on a 9 acre plot near the village of Lorane on Lincoln Road.

Mordecai Lincoln and family were Quakers belonging to the Exeter Friends Meeting, which was also home to the Boone family ancestors of Daniel Boone. Mordecai Lincoln died on December 1736 in Amity, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Exeter Friends burial grounds shown below. The Exeter Friends Meeting house is still in use today near Oley, Pennsylvania in Berks County. (Berks County was part of Chester County until 1752). The archives of the Exeter Friends Meeting is housed at the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Mordecai Lincoln belonged to Exeter Friends Meeting:

The Exeter Friends Meeting welcome sign, burial grounds, interior and exterior of meeting house today.

The Exeter Friends Meeting house in Berks County near Oley is still in use today. The grounds where Mordecai Lincoln is buried are surrounded by a stone wall which is adjacent to the Exeter Meeting house. All graves are unmarked.

Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah Salter's children included:

John Lincoln born in 1716 married Rebecca Flowers. John Lincoln was born May 3, 1716, in Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ and died in November 1788, in Linville's Creek, Rockingham County, VA. John and Rebecca's son Abraham Lincoln (1744-1786) married Bathsheba Herring on June 9, 1770, and had a child Thomas Lincoln, who was the father of President Abraham Lincoln.

Hannah Lincoln born in 1719 who married Joseph Millard (1711-1781). Joseph was one of the sons of Thomas Millard (1669-1761)was born in Amity Township, Berks County, on November 2, 1711 and died in Union Township, Berks County, in 1781. Mordecai Lincoln purchased 1,000 acres of land from Thomas Millard. (Hannah Lincoln and Joseph Millard had seven children before she died).

Deborah Lincoln who was born in 1717 or 1718 and died before 1720. A photo of the stone grave marker for Deborah Lincoln can be found on the online photo gallery of Myatt Lipscomb at Deborah died May 15, 1720, Age 3 years and 4 months. Buried in "Yea Old Robinson Burial Ground Since 1695" near Robbinsville and Allentown, New Jersey. Anne Lincoln born in 1724 or 1725 who married William Tallman (1720-1791). A web site listing descendants of William Tallman and Anne Lincoln can be found at: (Anne Lincoln and Wiliam Tallman's son Benjamin Tallman married Dinah Boone. Dinah Boone was the daughter of Benjamin Boone and a first cousin of Daniel Boone).

Sarah Lincoln born in 1727 who married William Boone, who was the son of George Boone IV and a first cousin of Daniel Boone. Mary Lincoln who was born in 1719 and married Frances Yarnell.

Great-great Grandfather of Abe Lincoln. Justice of the Peace for Philadelphia Co.

Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734

A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of the County of Philadelphia, with the quantity of Land they respectively hold therein, according to the uncirtaine Returns of the Constables.


Mordicay Lincoln..........500

Mordecai went to Monmouth Co NJ w/brother Abraham before 1714. From there he moved to Coventry, Chester Co PA & mined & forged iron. In 1725 he sold his interest in the business.

Death:after 22 FEB 1735

President Abraham Lincoln's 2nd great grandfather

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Mordecai Lincoln, II's Timeline

April 24, 1686
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
May 3, 1716
Freehold Township, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey, Colonial America
January 7, 1718
Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Colonial America
September 27, 1719
Amity, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
September 27, 1719
Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
March 8, 1724
Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
April 10, 1727
Coventry, Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America