This person is an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln.
Mordecai "MORDEKE" Lincoln was the fourth son born to Samuel Lincoln, the second son that was named Mordecai. He had an older brother who was first given the name but who lived only a few weeks.
Mordecai "MORDEKE" Lincoln was married at Hull, Province of Massachusetts Bay, to Sarah Jones daughter of Abraham and Sara (Whitman) Jones. Mordecai and Sarah had five children :
Mordecai, Jr., born 24 April 1686; married (1) Hannah Salter and (2) Mary Robeson; moved to Monmouth, NJ and later to PA; d. 1736.
Abraham, born 13 January 1689; moved to Monmouth, NJ; died April 1745.
Isaac, born 24 October 1691; married (1) Sarah Cummings and (2) Mrs. Jael Wade.
Sarah, born 29 July 1694; married Daniel Tower; d. 7 July 1754.
Elizabeth born after 169; married Ambrose Cole, Jr. of Scituate and died 14 Sep 1724.
After Sarah's death in 1702, Mordecai Lincoln married, secondly, the widow of Samuel Chapin of Milton, Province of Massachusetts Bay, named Mary Hobart. Children of Mordecai and Mary:
Elizabeth, born 1703; m. Ambrose Cole, Jr.; died 14 September 1724.
Mordecai Lincoln died at Scituate, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay. The inscription on his tombstone in Groveland Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts reads:
"HERE LYES Ye BODY
OF Mr MORDEKE
LINCOLN WHO DYED
NOVEMBER Ye 28
1727 IN Ye
71 YEAR OF HIS AGE"
Note: The English alphabet at that time included a character called a thorn, which looked very much like a letter "y" but in fact represented the "th" sound. Thus, the word that appears to be "ye" in fact was "the" (the body, the 28[th], the 71[st]).
↑ Dahlinger, Charles William : The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, vol. 4, p. 12
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mordecai by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mordecai: