In the early winter of 1808, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and their infant daughter, Sarah, moved from Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, to Sinking Spring Farm, located about three miles south of Robert Hodgen’s Mill, also in Hardin County, present-day LaRue County since 1843.
Thomas actually purchased the farm, then believed to contain 300 acres, on Dec. 12, 1808, from Isaac Bush for $200 cash and the assumption of a small obligation owed to Richard Mather, an earlier titleholder.
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