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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-12-09 10:11 PM
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Was Abe Enloe the real father of Abraham Lincoln?
There are convincing accounts of Nancy Hank's life suggesting that Abe Enloe and not Thomas Lincoln waa the father of Abraham Lincoln. You be the judge. ;ZDyHyg;20030308204151-0500
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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:10 AM
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1. There is an Enlow Family DNA Project to answer some of the quesitons

Posted by: Robert Enloe (ID *****1079) Date: May 11, 2005 at 11:50:04
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This is to announce that a DNA Project for the Enloe/Enlow/Enloes/Inlow/Inloes family line has been started with the FamilyTreeDNA testing service organization and to invite male family members to participate in the project to expand the database.

To be tested it is necessary to be a male family descendant as the project is focused on testing the Y chromosome DNA component, which is unique to male family members. Any female family members are encouraged to communicate this information to their father, brothers, cousins, etc and invite them to participate.

It is hoped this project will unlock some of the puzzles on how our ancestors were related and where their true origins were.

For more information please visit the following web site:

If you have questions or need more information, please email me directly.

Bob Enloe
Bend, Oregon

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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 01:03 AM
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2. I think it's probably true
but then I'm a bit biased

..being an Enloe from WNC and all ;-)
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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 10:32 PM
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3. Here is a picture of Wesley Enloe, putatively Abe Lincoln's Half-Brother
Edited on Wed Dec-23-09 10:33 PM by steven johnson

I am a direct descendant of Abraham Enloe (he was my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather), and I have copies of both the Cathey and Coggins books. I have a cousin who is also a direct descendant living in Sylva, North Carolina. I believe I know where Abraham Enloe is buried - I don't have concrete proof the grave is his, but I am about 90 percent certain it is. If Lincoln's DNA (there are institutions that have his hair and blood samples so direct descendants of his would not be necessary) could be matched to what is contained in that grave (the death date is 1841 so there might not be much left, but teeth seem to last a good while, so if there is anything left it might be usable), or to DNA from me or my Enloe 3rd cousin, the mystery could be cleared up.

I have pictures of a good number of Enloe relatives who look almost exactly like Lincoln. Several of them had Marfan's Syndrome, suffered from depression and my sister has Marfan's as well as suffers from bi-polar disorder she is tall, has skewed features (bless her heart, she looks like a feminine version of Lincoln), long disporportionate fingers, hands and feet sometimes turn very white, etc. The only reason I have any belief that this story may be true is that Lincoln looks so much like my relatives and nothing like his father or even his half brothers - Tom Lincoln was short (about 5'5" tall) and there is NO family resemblance there at all.

If you or anyone else knows how to get in touch with R. Vincent Enlow, I'd be interested in talking to him about the information I have on the Enloe family.

The story may be completely false, but wouldn't history be turned on it's head if it were true? I'd love to know the answer once and for all.

Abraham Lincoln's 198th Birthday - or is it?

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