N.C. county laying claim to Lincoln's birthplace





Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois each lay claim to part of Abraham Lincoln's youth.

Now, a North Carolina county is trying to get in on the act.

A group in Rutherford County, N.C., opened the Bostic (N.C.) Lincoln Center and are petitioning the federal government to run a DNA test of Lincoln's father, Thomas, to see if it matches some of the 16th president's saved genetic material.
Keith Price, president of Bostic Lincoln Center Inc., said Lincoln was born in rural North Carolina, where Price believes Nancy Hanks gave birth to him out of wedlock.

Price is relying on an oral tradition that says Hanks' family, in the late 1700s, traveled from Virginia to North Carolina, where she worked for Abraham Enloe, who some point to as a possible father.


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