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Sarah (Lincoln) Dean (1757 - abt. 1809)

Sarah Dean formerly Lincoln
Born in Amity, Berks County, PAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1778 in Berks, PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Flat Lick, Knox, KYmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Mar 2015
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Sarah was a daughter of John Lincoln and Rebecca Flowers, so named in her father's 1786 will:

"I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah the sum of five pounds, to be raised out of my personal Estate, and paid her at the death of my wife a widow."

Waldo Lincoln gave Sarah's birth date as September 18, 1757 and stated also that she "married a Mr. Dean, but nothing further is known of her". Support comes from two documents. First, the published transcript of a June 13, 1798 memorandum signed with Rebekah Lincoln's mark states that five pounds had been paid to John Dean out of the estate of "Virginia John" Lincoln. (Rebekah apparently decided Sarah need not wait until her death.) Second, an 1810 letter written by John Lincoln, Jr. mentions his sister "Sarah Dean".

It is believed that Sarah married John Franklin Dean around 1777 in Virginia. About 1800, the young family moved to Kentucky, as did Sarah's older brother Abraham. Sarah remained in Kentucky and died in Flat Lick.[1]. Sarah and John Dean are reported to have had at least five children - Elizabeth, Abraham, Thomas, Rebecca, and John (my ancestor). Reynolds-5006 17:17, 27 March 2015 (EDT)

The Dean Family has had stories passed down about Sarah being the great aunt of President Lincoln.


  • Lincoln, Waldo, A.B., "History of the Lincoln Family" (1923), pp. 94-96 at [2].
  • Wayland, John W., "The Lincolns in Virginia", Harrisonburg, VA (1946), pp. 24-25, 30, 128.


This person was created through the import of Beaman Family Tree.ged on 31 March 2011.

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Lincoln-2225 and Lincoln-268 appear to represent the same person because: Choose the correct death date, or mark as "unsure".
posted by Keith Hathaway

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