Author Topic: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"  (Read 1092 times)

Offline Tim Crosby

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 Tim did an Outstanding job designing and carving this horn. Here is the write-up that goes with it:

                     The Thomas Lincoln
          “Only Blows Decided” Horn by
                  The two Tims…
  (Made in the Tansel style Tim Crosby and TC Albert)


As war between Britain and the American colonies loomed, in a letter to his Prime Minister Lord North, King George wrote:
 
“The New England governments are in a state of rebellion, blows must decide whether they are to be subject to this country or independent. ... The war is inevitable — and let it come!”

More prophetic words were never spoken, for blows would indeed decide. They would go on to decide again soon after in the War of 1812, and then again in every other war or conflict our young nation would find itself entangled in thereafter. Caught up in these events, many now famous American families would follow similar paths of western migration, patterns of frontier life, and answer the nation’s calls for patriotic service, including the ancestors of Thomas Lincoln.

Descended directly from English puritans and original members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Thomas Lincoln’s father was born in Berks County Pennsylvania in 1744. He went on to become a prominent land owner and farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and during the revolution served as Captain in the Augusta County militia, helping to give a few of the blows that decided the question of our nations independence. 

Like many others, Captain Lincoln and his young family had followed Daniel Boone to Kentucky. Tragically, it was there that Thomas saw his father killed by Indians while he and his brothers helped him clear the fields of a new farm stead near Floyd’s Fork. Thomas himself barely escaped the tomahawk that day. Luckily he was saved in the nick of time by a well-aimed rifle shot fired by his older brother Mordecai.

In a way, Thomas’s luck ended there. Being the youngest he didn’t inherit any of his father’s estate and had to quickly learn to fend for himself. As a young bachelor he was known locally as something of a shiftless roamer, earning a living at various times as a farmer and a carpenter. Even after his marriage to Nancy Hanks in 1806, he continued to supplement his income as needed by taking odd jobs around the county as diverse as road building, clearing land and bear trapping.

In 1809 on their farm at Sinking Creek, Nancy bore a son that the couple named after Thomas’s father Abraham, but by 1811 Thomas had taken them to a farm located near Knob Creek. Here he became fairly prosperous for a time, but like many others including
Daniel Boone, Thomas would eventually lose title to most of his property due to Kentucky’s many shingled surveys and contested land claims.

Still on the move, by 1816 Thomas had taken his family across the Ohio River to the Little Pigeon Creek community in what is now Spencer County Indiana. There, in 1818 Thomas’s wife died from milk sickness, a malady contracted from drinking the milk from a cow that had eaten the poisonous snake root plant. Though still living in extreme poverty, Thomas soon remarried and stayed in the community until 1830 when another outbreak of milk sickness along the Ohio River sent them to Macon County Illinois.

When Thomas prepared to move yet again in 1831, young Abraham finally put his foot down and went his own way, for all practical purposes ending what had always been a very difficult relationship between father and son. Life had been extremely hard on Thomas, dealing him many cruel blows. Life would be just as hard on his son, who as fate would have it, would go on to lead our nation through yet another turbulent time when only blows would decide again.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 06:14:40 PM »
A fascinating piece. Well done you two. Congrats.

Steve
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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 10:27:41 PM »
Oh my...!

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 12:50:06 AM »
That's a fine piece of work y'all.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 03:43:42 PM »
Fantastic work.it has a mellow warmth. I Enjoyed every aspect of it. Thanks for sharing with everyone and thanks for your donation to the CLA.       Bob
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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 04:32:30 PM »
  A masterpiece of fine workmanship. Thank you for the History an pics. Oldtravler

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 12:47:46 AM »
BEAUTIFUL piece of work.
George

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 02:17:40 PM »
Thanks for the good words guys...
they are sincerely appreciated...
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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 07:58:04 PM »
Gorgeous! Thanks for the donation, really appreciate your time and talents.
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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 11:02:04 PM »
Wonderfully crafted horn, beautiful painting, and excellent writing!

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2017, 07:03:17 AM »
WOW.... You guys have out done yourselves. This horn is a classic.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2017, 03:35:54 PM »
I really like the design on the horn.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 01:10:28 AM »
 Thanks for All the positive comments, Horn making is one thing but Carving brings them to life. What will enhance it is the right pouch.
 Always a pleasure to work with Tim.

   Tim C.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 03:38:50 PM »
I really like this Tims. TC the highlights are pretty cool too.

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Re: The "Thomas Lincoln" Horn For The CLA Auction By The "Two Tims"
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 04:15:57 PM »
I was just looking at this one again.  That turning on the collar came out really.  It looks great blown up large on the screen, so in person it must be super.  Best wishes,   Marc