• You Just Might Be Kin To Abraham Lincoln!!

    How exciting is this! Arlo Johnson has written a book, but not just any book. This book links certain families of Erath County back to the family of President Abraham Lincoln, which to genealogists is the mother lode of treasure chests!

    Dublin’s Janella Hendon has the scoop


    Arlo Johnson

    Arlo Johnson

    The Erath County Genealogical Society is hosting a Book Signing by author, Arlo A. Johnson, on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Dublin Public Library.

    The Canadian author traveled to Erath County, Texas in pursuit of his ancestor, Dr. Sarah Palmer, and their living relatives. In his book, The Lincoln Story: Our Family Roots, Mr. Johnson provides genealogical links (to his as well as some Erath County families) to the sixteenth president of the United States.

    Shared in the book are family letters, photos, and documentation discovered during the Research. From England, Canada, and the U.S., various locations mentioned include Dublin, Purves, Rising Star, Turnbow, and others of interest to area enthusiasts.

    You may be a Lincoln relative and not know it! Stop by to meet Arlo and share stories as he continues his search for Texas relations.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    One Response to You Just Might Be Kin To Abraham Lincoln!!

    1. Missy Jones says:

      No, I don’t want to find out that I am related to President Abraham Lincoln. During the past year, a young man, mid twenties, was in the Comanche Historical Museum. He was looking around and asked if we had any displays on President Lincoln. Surprised, I told him that our Museum was highlighting the people and communities of our County. He said, “But, he was the President of the United States.” And I told him, “He wasn’t my president. I am confederate born and bred.” He had no other comment to make. MJ

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