GenealogyToday.com has an article that questions the ancestry of our 16th president. It claims that Honest Abe wasn’t really a Lincoln at all. The document, available in its entirety on line, was written by R. Vincent Enlow, a former marketing executive of Ford Motor International, a political cartoonist, artist, sculptor, and member of the family that he says is the true paternal lineage of Abraham Lincoln.
Enlow claims that, during Abraham Lincoln’s life, there were persistent questions about his origins. Lincoln himself was vague on this issue to the public but did confide some things to his law partner, William H. Herndon. After Lincoln’s assassination, the truth reportedly came out although it was often not mentioned in the many books written about his life. His son Robert Todd Lincoln was then the Secretary of War. Robert didn’t want certain things revealed about his family, and so supported a “sanitized” version of Lincoln’s birth and genealogy. He was able to suppress alternative versions, although they persisted in cropping up over the years.
Is this new report fact or fiction? I have no idea. In fact, it isn't really "new" at all. It is a collection of stories and information that have circulated for more than 100 years. I'll let you decide its accuracy after you read the lengthy article at http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/lincoln/genesis.pdf.