I’ve been fascinated with Abraham Lincoln since I was five years old. I am not a professional scholar but a life-long student when it comes to Abe. He has provided me with a passion that has been fulfilling and, needless to say, time consuming. When my schedule allows, I give Lincoln presentations to whoever will lend an ear.
I discovered about eight years ago that I am very distantly related to Lincoln through marriage. I also found out while digging into my family genealogy (paternal side) that I have over twenty ancestors that served in the Civil War (both Union and Confederate).
My family lines most researched includes the Nash, Judd, and Swallows branches. Among these three lines, I have ancestors that arrived in America before the formation of the United States. The lines are also strongly represented through military service in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Indian Wars.
My ancestors eventually settled in Tennessee in the early 1800’s. They lived mostly in what are now Putnam, Overton, and White counties. I still have relatives in cities and towns like Cookeville, Monterey, Livingston, and Sparta. I lived in Monterey and Clarksville, Tennessee in the past, but currently I reside in Michigan.
I am an active member in the following hereditary organizations: The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, The Sons of the American Revolution, The General Society of the War of 1812, and The Order of Indian Wars of the United States. I am also an alumnus of the United States Army, having honorably served in the 101st Airborne Division. I am married and have four children and two grandchildren.
I started this Lincoln blog with the intention of not creating another Lincoln site filled with facts and data. There are many great blogs and websites with that information already out there. I could not compete with them and don’t want to. My goal was and is to provide interesting material, mostly gleaned from my experiences of years learning about Lincoln. Other people have and do post here as well. I like to use humor. I do hope you enjoy this blog. It is always a work in progress. If you get a chuckle and at the same time learn something, then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. Feel free to leave comments or a posting. Check back on a regular basis please!
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