Josiah Lincoln was the uncle to US President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and much of what we know about him comes from the many historical studies done on his nephew.
At the end of the War of 1812, much of Indiana territory became available for settlement and in 1816, Josiah headed there with some siblings and cousins following suit. He eventually settled in Harrison County, Indiana.
He became a farmer and President Lincoln wrote the following about Josiah and the family line: "I knew Mordecai and Josiah Lincoln intimately. They were excellent men, plain, moderately educated, candid in their manners and intercourse and looked upon as honorable as any men I have heard of". (Letter of Henry Pittle, June 17, 1865; see "Herndon's Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I, p 7.)
Burial: Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery, DePauw, IN
|Offspring of Josiah Lincoln and Katherine Barlow (1774-1817)|
|Barbara Lincoln (1805-1842)|| |
|Thomas Lincoln (1806-1849)|| |
|Elizabeth Lincoln (1809-1848)|| |
|Nancy Lincoln (1810-1843)|| |
|Jacob Lincoln (1815-1889)|| |
|Catharine Lincoln (1817-1908)|
- Josiah Lincoln - FindAGrave Memorial #5848299