FORKLAND - A Forkland Community Center committee is looking for family history for a museum to honor former President Abraham Lincoln, whose grandmother, Lucey Shipley Hanks Sparrow, lived in the Mitchellsburg and Forkland communities.
The museum officially will open during the annual Forkland Festival and Heritage Revue on Friday and Saturday and also will be open various times of the year.
Henry Sparrow, a Revolutionary War veteran, migrated in 1789 to Mercer County, Ky., with his parents. He married Lucey Shipley Hanks in 1791 at the age of 26. Two years after Lucey's death, he married Rhoda Johnston.
Born in 1763, Lucey was a daughter of Robert Shipley. She married James Hanks in 1783 and gave birth to a daughter, Nancy, in 1784. Nancy was Lincoln's mother.