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Rachel Shipley

Female - Aft 1797

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  • Name Rachel Shipley  [1
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 19 Aug 1797  [2
    Person ID I37152  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 

    Family Richard Berry, Sr.   d. Between 19 Aug 1797 and 4 Dec 1798, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Richard Berry, Jr.,   b. 1769   d. 1843, Calloway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F21854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 

  • Notes 
    • She was an older sister of Lucy (Shipley) Hanks, wife of James Hanks. Lucy and James have been hypothesized as the parents of Abraham Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks, although recent DNA evidence appears to tend away from this theory. It is certainly true, however, that Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's parents, were married in 1806 at the Berry family home, by then the home of her son Richard Berry Jr.; and that, moreover, Richard Berry Jr. signed the marriage bond as "gardin" (i.e., guardian) to Nancy Hanks.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6186] Lincoln Homestead State Historic Site Historic Pocket Brochure text.

    2. [S6185] Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories by J. Estelle Stewart King. Originally published 1933; reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1969., first name only.