Famous Probable Cherokee Descendant: Abraham Lincoln?

Family  history,  as  well  as  local  legend,  indicate  that President Abraham Lincoln may have been one-fourth or more Cherokee Indian.
According  to Mormon  records,  the  author  descended from the alleged father of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Enloe (not Abraham Lincoln). To go back another generation, Abra-ham Enloe’s father was Enock Enloes, born 1741 in Baltimore County, Maryland, died in 1799, in York County South Carolina. Enock Enloes was married to Agnes Sprucebank (born 1734),
who was probably a Cherokee, although this is nearly impossible to prove. Quite often, data on Native America spouses on the frontier  was  limited  or  omitted  for  fears  of  later  removal  for them or their families. Their son was Abraham Enloe (born in 1770 in York County, South Carolina, died in 1841 in Murphy, North Carolina, which is in Swain County.
In 1899, less than 3  years after Lincoln’s assassination, James H. Cathey of Sylva, North Carolina, wrote and published the third edition book entitled, The Genesis of Lincoln in which he endeavors to prove “an interesting fact in the story of America’s most  remarkable  man.”  Quoting  interviews  and  letters  from widely scattered sources, Cathey makes a case that Lincoln’s mother “Nancy Hanks, became pregnant as a servant girl in the  home  of Abraham  Enloe,  located  on  Ocona  Lufta,  about
14 miles from Bryson City which is now Swain County, North Carolina.”
Cathey  gave  this  description  of Abraham  Enloe:  “In personal appearance, he is described by the family and those who knew him as having been a very large man, perhaps more, not less, than six feet high. Not corpulent, but muscular and sinewy.  His  head  was  large  and  fine.  Forehead, nose  and  mouth prominent.  His  hair  was  stiff and  black.  His  complexion  was  inclined  to  be tawny.”
Abraham  Enloe  fathered  nine  sons  and seven  daughters  by  his  wife  (a  former Miss Egerton). The  ninth  and  only  surviving  son  in
1899 was Wesley  . Enloe. Wesley was 88 years old when he was interviewed by Cathey at the Enloe  Home  -  the  same  house  on  the  farm where his father and mother lived when Nancy
Hanks  was  banished  from  the  household  and sent to Kentucky.
Wesley  Enloe  said  in  1889,  “I  was  born after the incident between my father and Nancy Hanks.  I  have,  however,  a  vivid  recollection  of hearing  the  name  Nancy  Hanks  frequently mentioned when I was a boy. No, I never heard my  father  mention  it;  he  was  always  silent  on the subject as far as I know… I have no doubt that  the  cause  of  my  father  sending  her  to Kentucky is one generally alleged.”
Cathey interviewed Joseph A. Collins, then  6 and living in Clyde in Haywood County, North Carolina. Collins said “He met  a  Judge  Gilmore  in  1867,  who  stated  he  knew  Nancy Hanks before she married, and that they had a child she called Abraham. While the child was yet small, Collins quoted Judge Gilmore, she married a man by the name Lincoln after which
the boy was known as Abraham Lincoln.”
Captain James W. Terrell (born in Rutherford County, North Carolina  December  1829)  recalled  a  conversation  with  a  Dr. Egerton  of  Hendersonville,  North  Carolina  a  relative  of  Mrs. Abraham Enloe. Dr. Egerton told him, Terrell said, that in the fall  of  1860,  just  before  the  Presidential  election,  he  had  a guest  in  his  home,  a Mr.  Davis,  also  a  Rutherford  County native, who had moved to Illinois in the early 1800’s and had become “intimately acquainted with Abraham Lincoln.”
“In  a  private  and  confidential  talk,”  Davis  is  quoted  as saying, “Lincoln told him he was of Southern extraction and that his right name was, or ought to have been Enloe, but that he had always gone by the name of his stepfather.”
It is said anyone who saw Wesley Enloe, son of Abraham Enloe  and  a  half-brother  of  President  Lincoln,  was  struck  by the  resemblance  of  one  to  the  other  as  can  be  seen  in  this one-of-a-kind photographic comparison.

Abraham Lincoln and Wesley Enloe, Lincoln’s Possible Half-brother

Additional  pictures  and  information  may  be  found  on Google under Abraham Enloe.
It must be stated that Agnes Sprucebank may or may not have been Cherokee. The evidence is only circumstantial. If it is in fact true, the hybrid vitality from Abraham Lincoln’s father will help explain Lincoln’s physical and mental prowess. Present  day  DNA  testing  might  someday  verify  this  story