Saturday, April 2, 2016

A is for Abraham Lincoln Weddle

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully this will give me an incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a nice habit to come.  

Abraham Lincoln Weddle, was born in 1864 in the state of Kentucky.  His parents, obviously Union sympathizers,  were Solomon and "Martha Patsy" Tarter Weddle.  He was one of about 12 children (I need to clean up these records - see some duplicates etc.).   He married Emily Elizabeth "Lizzie' Cain before 1880.  

He grew up on a farm and is listed as a Farmer on all the census records.  However, he is listed as Postmaster of Waterloo, Kentucky in 1901. ( found at: 

Weddle Family: Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Helen, Herbert Cain, Lida Ellen, Minnie Pauline, and Emily Elizabeth Cain about 1903 based on age of youngest.

His middle child, Helen married a young man she met at Berea College.  He became a realtor in Mississipi, and sold her parents some farm land in Mississippi in 1917.  Abe and Elizabeth and the two youngest daugthers became residents of Mississippi.

Abe died in 1929  in Mississippi and was buried in Somerset City Cemetery 
Pulaski County

Kentucky, USA

Headstone photo courtesy of contributor:  Sandra Walczak



  1. Nice to meet you Gerry and welcome to the challenge

  2. Nice to meet you Gerry and welcome to the challenge

  3. Don't you just love it when you can illustrate a post with an old photo?

    1. Definitely! Thanks to cousins in Mississippi.