NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Hingham, Massachusetts, is distinguished as the home of all the first settlers of the name of Lincoln, and from these Hingham pioneers all the families of Lincoln with a colonial history are descended. Abraham Lincoln traced his ancestry to one of the Hingham pioneers, and likewise Governor Lincoln, of Massachusetts, and the Lincolns of Worcester and Boston. The name Lincoln, with its variants (Linkhorn, Linkoln, Lincon) were common in Hingham, England, for more than a century before the emigrants from that town founded Hingham, Mass., where there were eight of the name of Lincoln among the early settlers. The family came from Wymondham, county Norfolk, England.
There were three brothers - Daniel, Thomas and Samuel - who came in the party, accompanied by their mother Joan. There were in the remarkable Lincoln colony of Hingham no less than four of the name of Thomas Lincoln, distinguised from one another by their trades. Thomas Lincoln, miller, removed to Taunton; Thomas Lincoln, cooper, and Thomas Lincoln, husbandman, resided in Hingham. Wymondham or Windham was probably the birthplace of Stephen and Thomas Lincoln, but they were closely connected with others of the name who came from Hingham, England, to Hingham, Mass.
(I) Samuel Lincoln, brother of Daniel and Thomas Lincoln, appears of record as being eighteen years old at the time of his sailing from Hingham, England, in 1637. He resided but a short time at Salem and settled before the close of that year in Higham, Mass. He is designatied in early records as a weaver and also mariner, and died May 26, 1690, in Hingham. He inherited considerable property from his brother Daniel in 1644, and from Thomas in 1675. In 1649 he purchased property on what is now (1910) North street, Hingham, near the present railroad station, consisting of five acres, which is still held by his descendants.
His wife Martha died in Hingham, April 10, 1694.
Samuel, Daniel, Mordecai (died young), Mordecai (mentioned below), Thomas (died young), Mary, Thomas, Martha, Sarah (died young), Sarah and Rebecca.
(II) Mordecai, fourth son of Sameula dn Martha Lincoln, was born June 14, 1657, in Hingham, where he died Nov. 8, 1727. He was a blacksmith by trade, and owned and operated iron works and grist and saw mills, and was also an extensive owner of lands in Hingham and Scituate. His will made liberal provision for his children, and also provided for a college education for three of his grandchildren if they should desire to pursue the same. He resided in the second precinct of Hingham a part or the time, and in Scituate, near the Hingham line.
He married (first) Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Whitman) Jones of Hull; (second) a widow, Mary Gannett, probably of Scituate, born 1665-66, died in Hingham, April 19, 1745. There were five children of the first wife,k and one of the second -:
Mordecai, Abraham, Isaac, Sarah, Elizabeth and Jacob.
The first of these, born April 24, 1686, removed to Monmouth county, New Jersey, and later to Pennsylvania; he bequeathed to his son John three hundred acres of land in New Jersey.
The latter settled in Augusta county, Virginia, and his son Abraham resided first in North Carolina, and removed about 1782 to Kentucky. Thomas, son of the last named, was the father of the martyr president, Abraham Lincoln.
(III) Isaac, third son of Mordecai and Sarah (Jones) Lincoln, was born Oct. 24, 1691, in Hingham, and died Jan. 15, 1771. He was a mariner, and resided for a time in Scituate, but passed most of his life in the second precinct of Hingham, in a house which his father built in 1717 and bequeathed to him in 1727.
He married (second) Mrs. Jael Wade, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Buck) Garret of Scituate; she died after July 17, 1770, the date of her will.
Children of first wife:
Isaac and Mordecai.
(IV) Isaac (2), eldest son of Isaac (1) and Sarah (Cummings) Lincoln, was born Aug. 5, 1717, in Hingham, and was a farmer residing in the second precinct of Hingham, in a house which he built about 1740, north of his father's residence.
He married (first) Dec. 24, 1741, Ruth, daughter of Lazarus and Ruth (Andrews) Beal, born March 10, 1722, in Hingham, died March 6, 1763; (second) Oct. 7, 1764, Sarah, widow of Francis Lincoln, and daughter of Rev. Nehemiah and Lydia (Jacobs) Hobart, born July 2, 1727, in Hingham, died Oct. 11, 1815.
There were eleven children of the first wife and two of the second:
Isaac, Cummings (died young), Uriah, James (died young), Sarah, James (died young), Ruth, Abigail, Lazarus (mentioned below), Mercy, James, Chloe and Cummings.
(V) Lazarus, sixth son of Isaac (2) and Ruth (Beal) Lincoln, was born Oct. 3, 1756, in Hingham, and resided on South Main street near his father. He was a mariner, and was lost at sea in a great storm Dec. 5, 1796. He was a soldier during the revolution, his first service being four days in Captain Peter Cushing's company, Colonel Solomon Lovell's regiment. He next served from May 15 to July 15, 1777, in Captain Moses French's company, Colonel Jonathan Titcomb's regiment, in Rhode Island. He enlisted Aug. 24, 1777, in Captain Theophilus Wilder's company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's regiment, serving until Nov. 29 of that year, in the northern department of the Continenal army, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne.
He again enlisted Dec. 20, same year, and served until March 1, 1778, in Captain Thomas Nash's company, Colonel David Cushing's regiment, at Fort Hill, Boston.
He married, Sept. 17, 1781, Fannie, daughter of Cushing and Huldah (Orcutt) Kilby, born July 29, 1763. She married (second) Dec. 21, 1801, Deacon Israel Litchfield, of Scituate.
Samuel Kilby (died young), John, Samuel Kilby, Lot, Anna and Anselm (mentioned below).
(VI) Anslem (as he wrote it), youngest child of Lazarus and Fannie (Kilby) Lincoln, was born Jan. 19, 1794, in Cohasset, Mass., and resided in Boston during the war of 1812, serving there in the militia. He witnessed the sailing of the famous "Chesapeake," which sailed under Lawrence and captured the British ship "Shannon."
During his residence in Boston, he was a member of the choir of the Old South church. In 1815 he settled at Malone, New York, where he died Oct. 20, 1888, in his ninety-fifth year. At the time of his settlement there Malone was a hamlet of twenty-five to thirty houses. His brother, Lot, a stone mason, was one of the builders of the stone bridge that still (1910) spans the Salmon river on Main street, Malone.
Anselm Lincoln established a tannery in partnership with Enoch Miller, and conducted a store where he was a dealer in boots and shoes as early as 1822, in which year his advertisement appears in the lcoal paper.
He was an active member of the Methodist church all his life, and was one of the founders of the Franklin Academy at Malone. He does not seem to have taken a large part in public affairs, though he was esteemed as a citizen.
He married (first) Emily Bean, who lived only one year after the marriage; (second) about 1832, Hannah Clapp.
John, Anselm (mentioned below), Fannie and Ellen, the last three of whom are now (1910) living in Malone; a fifth child, Alfred, died some years since in that city, and two other died in childhood.
(VII) John, eldsest chld of Anselm and Hannah (Clapp) Lincoln, was born July 23, 1833, in Malone, and attended the village schools and Franklin Academy. He was early employed in his fahter's tannery and afterward succeeded to the business, which he conducted some twenty years in partnership with Henry A. Miller, under the style of Lincoln & Miller. After retiring from the tannery business he conducted a retail store for the sale of leather and shoe findings. He served one term as town clerk and was several times overseer of the poor.
He died Jan. 17, 1908, in his seventy-fourth year. In early life he was an enthusiastic member of the Malone Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a regular attendant of the First Congregational church, and in political sentiment was a Republican, casting his first presidential vote for John C. Freeman.
His tastes were quiet and he cared little for public life.
He married, Oct. 18, 1870, Mary Huntington Fuller, born March 4, 1848, daughter of Albert J. and Mary (Morton) Fuller, of Moira, New York (see Fuller, VI).
George Morton, Frederick Fuller and Anna Mary, all further mentioned.
(VIII) George Morton, elder son of John and Mary (Fuller) Lincoln, was born July 31, 1872, in Malone, and received his education in that town, graduating from Franklin Academy in 1890. He was subsequently employed for some years in the Farmers' National Bank of Malone, and in 1899 went to New York, where he was employed four years by Farson, Leach & Company, bond dealers. In 1903 he returned to Malone and purchased an interest in F.W. Lawrence Company, dealers in general merchandise, of which company Mr. Lincoln is now treasurer.
He married, June 28, 1906, Mabel Bettina, daughter of Fayette W. Lawrence, of Malone.
(VIII) Frederic Fuller, junior son of John and Mary (Fuller) Lincoln, was born June 13, 1875, in Malone, and was educated at Franklin Academy, in that town, from which he was graduated in 1893. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1897, and immediately took a position as a reporter on the New York Sun, continuing two years in that position. For one year he was assistant secretary of the Citizens' Committee for perpetuating the Dewey Arch. For six years he was employed on the Army and Navy Journal as advertising manger, and in December, 1906, purchased an interest in the Cement Age, a journal devoted to the trade in cement, with branches in Chcago and Philadelphia. He is president of the company which publishes this magazine, and is in charge of its business department.
Mr. Lincoln is a member of the college fraternity Phi Delta Theta, and of the Vermont Alumni Associaton.
He resides in Manhattan borough, and is a member of the Congregational church.
In politics he is an independent Republican.
(VIII) Anna Mary, only daughter of John and Mary (Fuller) Lincoln, was born April 15, 1881, and was educated at Franlin Academy, and at the Burham School at Northampton, Mass. She also took a course and graduated fromn the Boston School of Gymnastics, after which she taught physical culture one year in the Young Women's Christian Association at Dayton, Ohio.
She married, Sept. 28, 1907, Orville Kellogg, formerly of Malone, and now a resident of Plattsburgh, New York.
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