||John Lyford migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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This person is an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln. 
Rev. John Lyford was born by about 1590, based on his estimated date of marriage. He was married in or before 1617 to Sarah, whose maiden name may be Oakley. She was born about 1586, stating in a deposition on 1 August 1639 that she was aged "about fifty-three years" [WP 4:137].
Rev. Lyford emigrated in 1624, perhaps on the Charity," and settled initially in Plymouth, then Nantasket, Salem, and finally Virginia by 1627.
Rev. Lyford died in Virginia about 1628 (having gone from Salem "to Virginia, where he shortly after died" [Bradford 169]). The will of "John Liford" of "Sherby [Shirley] Hundred in Virginia, clerk" was probated in Ireland in 1632.
His widow married Edmund Hobart on 10 October 1634 in Charlestown, and he became guardian of her Lyford children. She died in Hingham on 23 June 1649. [NEHGR 121:22] Her Lyford children -- Ruth and Mordecai -- acquitted "Edmund Hubbert senior" their "stepfather" for a legacy of 200 pounds of tobacco given them by their "father John Leyford by his last will and testament" (22 Oct 1641 and 3 Jun 1642) [SLR 1:27].
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On 25 Mar 2012 at 22:30 GMT Hal Wolverton Jr. wrote:
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