GENERATION 11

GENERATION 10

THOMAS "the miller" LINCOLN
born:12-28-1600Hingham, ENG
marr:         -1627                        
died:02-11-1684Hingham, MA
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Biography

THOMAS LINCOLN is one of eight Lincoln's mentioned in the early records of Hingham, Plymouth, MA. It is thought that they all came from Hingham in Norfolk County, England. The same names which appear in Hingham, MA, also appear on the records of St. Andrew's Cuurch in Old Hingham, for more than a century before these emigrants came to New England.

Five of the eight are known to be two sets of brothers. Four of the eight have the name, "Thomas". The eight are often distinquished from each other by their occupations.

three brothers    >   
>   
>   
   Daniel "unmarried"
   Samuel "the weaver"   (ancestor of President Lincoln)
   Thomas "the weaver"
 
two brothers    >   
>   
   Stephen
   Thomas "the husbandman"
 
relationship unknown    >   
>   
>   
   Daniel "the Sergeant"
   Thomas "the cooper"
   Thomas "the miller"

THOMAS "the miller" LINCOLN came to New England in 1635, and Jul. 3, 1636, had a house lot of five acres granted to him in Hingham on what is now South Street, near Main Street. Other lots were also granted him for planting purposes. He probably brought with him from England, two or three children, and in 1649 removed from Hingham, with his family, to Taunton, Bristol, MA, where Dec. 10, 1665, he married, as his second wife, Elizabeth Street (or Streeter), probably the widow of Francis Street(er).

According to "The History of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893", he erected at Taunton, the old grist-mill, upon a stream called Little River, now nearly in the heart of the city near the street leading from the railway station to City Square. Tradition says, that in 1675, King Philip and his chiefs met, at the mill, with the pioneers of the place, for a peaceful interview. The mill was passed to sons John and Samuel, and they later conveyed the old mill property to Robert Crosman, for a sum of sixty pounds. Whether there is any record to verify these statements about the old grist-mill or not, it is undoubtedly true that THOMAS continued in the same vocation which he had previously followed.

The first military company of Taunton was raised in 1649. A roster found among the "city hall papers", dated Apr. 8, 1682, shows the company was divided into four squadrons, and there appears THOMAS LINKON in the "2d squadron."

In his will dated Aug. 28, 1683, he calls himself, "eighty years of age thereabouts." The will was proved the following March 5.
 


Children

  born marr died
all children baptized in Hingham, Plymouth, MA
THOMAS LINCOLN
  wife MARY AUSTIN
02-    -1637/38
08-05-1632     
                 
         -1651
11-28-1708
         -1694
John
  wife Edith Macomber
02-    -1637/38
                 
 
11-    -1664
06-21-1719
                 
Samuel
  wife Catherine
02-    -1637/38
 
 
 
 
 
Mary
  husband William Hack
  husband Richard Stevens
10-06-1642     
 
 
 
 
         -1676
 
 
 
Sarah
  husband Joseph Willis
         -1645     
 
 
 
 
 


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