When Phebe G. Lincoln was born on 23 October 1794, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, John Lincoln Jr., was 39 and her mother, Mary Yarnall, was 34. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Samuel Miller. She died in November 1839, in Red Lion, Clearcreek Township, Warren, Ohio, United States, at the age of 45.
English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement, colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.
African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above, in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US, who abolished slavery.
History: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), 16th president of the US, was the son of an illiterate laborer, descended from Samuel Lincoln, who had emigrated from England to MA in 1637.
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