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Rev. David Elkins and Abraham Lincoln and Spencer County, Indiana

Rev. David Elkins was the brother of my 4th great grandfather (John H. Elkins) on my father's side of my family tree. David was born about 1779 in Montgomery County, Virginia, where most of my father's ancestors lived for generations. Around the year 1800, when he was about 21, David…
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Old Bill Wagner

Jacob William (later dubbed "Old Bill") was born in 1840 in Elleringhausen, Germany. At the age of 6, he and his family joined the waves of German immigrants after their friends in Quincy, Illinois, kept writing for them to come. Six-year-old William took his little sister Henrietta by the hand…
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