The other day, I wrote a post about Abraham Lincoln's assassination. I asked if anyone had a historical or genealogical connection to him. Today, I would like to share my connection with you.
My first cousin six times removed, was an individual by the name of Denton Offutt. Denton Offutt (b. bet. 1804-1807 - d. bet.1861-1862), was a store owner who hired Abraham Lincoln in April of 1831 as a clerk to take goods and travel with them by boat. There is a lore that "...the young Abraham had accidentally overcharged a customer, and traveled many miles to return the money, which earned him the nickname "Honest Abe." The little known fact is that "Honest Offutt" forced Abe to run those many miles."
 "Offutt, Denton," Papers of Abraham Lincoln Digital Library (https://papersofabrahamlincoln.org/persons/OF30551 : accessed 15 April 2021).
 "Denton Offutt," Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton_Offutt : accessed 15 April 2021), para. 4.