In the early 1700’s, Mordecai & Abraham Lincoln lived an area of NJ that is now Imlaystown, not far from Great Adventure. Moredcai married a local girl, and they had a daughter Deborah. Our 16th president would be their great great grandson. Deborah died at age 3 and was buried near the family farm in the Old Robbins Burial Place. Shortly afterwards, the Lincolns moved to Pennsylvania, and their children moved to Virginia, Indiana, and eventually Kentucky, where Abraham was eventually born.
In 1989, a local genealogist, Stephen Conte produced a local cable show entitled “Family Historian” and he went out to Debbie’s grave as part of research for his program. The graveyard sits just outside the Assunpink Wildlife Management which is named after a tribe of Lenape Indians, the Assanpinks. Daniel Robbins (whose burial ground is what we’ve been talking about) purchased 810 acres of land in 1696, running from Stone Tavern Lake to Imlaystown Road. The land changed hands a few times before being acquired thru the Green Acres Program in the 60’s. The land around here used to be all farms and the now is being rapidly developed. Hopefully this graveyard will be preserved along with these woods.