Rosa Adeline Pulliam Lincoln


Sarah and Rose

Rosa Adeline Pulliam Lincoln was the oldest child of Henry Calvin and Sherilda Jane Long Pulliam.

She was born November 27, 1880 in Bollinger County MO and died November 10, 1949.

Rosa married Henry James Lincoln. Henry was a widower with six children. His previous wife was Barbara Isabelle Newell. Known as Belle.

Henry and Rosa had at least one daughter and three sons. The children of Rosa and Henry were: Ethel, born 11 August, 1903 and died July 17, 1979. Ethel married Homer Lee Brown. Sherman W Lincoln, born December 20, 1912 and died February 2, 1988. He married Elsie Lou Upchurch. Sherman and Elsie had 10 children. Walter Ray born 23 August 1906 and died April 27, 1968. Paul Thurman Lincoln born Oct 17, 1918 and died November 10, 1949. Paul Thurman married Gladys Mae Welker Martin.

Many of the Lincoln family still live in Bollinger County. The Lincolns are known for having large families. One of the children of Belle and Henry, Miles Olen, had 18 children.

Miles Olen had a son named Miles James who married a daughter of Pervis and Sarah Pulliam Crites. Sarah was a sister of John Calvin and Rosa. I am told that daughter is still living.

John Calvin and his neice, Ethel Imogene

This family of Lincoln’s were distantly related to Abraham Lincoln.

Rosa’s obituary: Funeral serivices for Mrs. Rosa Lincoln, 68 years old, who died Thursday in the family home near Scopus, were held Saturday at Cooks Chapel, east of Scopus, with Rev. Carl Trentham in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery with Baker services. Mrs. Lincoln was born November 27, 1880 in Bollinger County where she spent her entire life. She was married to Henry Lincoln, who preceeded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Lincoln was a member of the Coles Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Homer Brown of Marble Hill; three sons, Walter of Scopus, Paul of Marble Hill, Sherman of Gravel Hill; two stepdaughters, Mrs Lillie Stevens of Scopus; Mrs Laura Cook, Millersville, two stepsons, C.E. Lincoln Marble Hill, Miles Lincoln, Scopus; a sister Mrs. Sarah Crites of Scopus, five brothers, H.A Pulliam of Patton, John Kirb Pulliam of Jackson, Jess Pulliam of Arkansas, Ernest Pulliam of Scopus, five grandchildren and several step grandchildren.


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