A day of remembrance program was being held on Friday in Darby, Pa. A nine-year project has cleared an old cemetery where dozens of Abraham Lincoln’s relatives are discovered.
The Friends of Darby Methodist Meeting Cemetery spent nine years clearing the 200 year old cemetery on Springfield Road and discovered that Abraham Lincoln’s first cousins are buried there along with some of the earliest settlers of Darby as far back as 1735.
Lindy Constance Wardell is president of the Friends: “Elizabeth Lincoln Worrell said that when she was a small child, he visited them and he carried her on his shoulders while he was here.”
John Robert Lincoln grew up in Darby and says he’s either an eighth or ninth generation Lincoln. But in either case, everyone says he looks like his venerable ancestor.
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