Abraham Lincoln Killed by Indians

ht_tomb.JPG (23641 bytes)Abraham Lincoln, a native of Pennsylvania, staked a claim on Long Run Creek in 1780.  Several years later, he moved onto the land with his wife and family.  In May 1786, he was killed by Indians as he and his three sons returned from working the land.  One of those sons, Tom, was 10 years old at the time.  Tom Lincoln became the father of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America .  A historic site on Shelbyville Road near Eastwood tells the story of Lincoln's grandfather and gives an approximate location of his farm on Long Run.

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Civil War skirmish on Shelbyville Pike

Abraham Lincoln killed by Indians

purchase of Floyds Fork

Long Run Massacre

last Indian massacre

electric railroad line established