There's another Applegate/Lincoln connection, though
sort of convoluted and relevant to only a slender thread
of Applegates who descend from Thomas Applegate
(1776-1830) and Sarah Baird. Through Sarah Baird,
they share a common direct ancestor with Abraham
Lincoln: William Bowne (1600-1677, of Monmouth, NJ).
I’m not sure what a shirt-tail connection is, but this