VITAL RECORDS OF LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850
PUBLISHED BY THE
NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
AT THE CHARGE OF
THE EDDY TOWN-RECORD FUND
THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote
passed by the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY, November 6, 1901, as follows:
Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late
Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called
the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing
the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the
Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements
as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is
hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by
the Council for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C. B. TILLINGHAST, FRANCIS EVERETT BLAKE,
CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, DON GLEASON HILL,
EDMUND DANA BARBOUR.
F. APTHORP FOSTER.
F. H. GILSON COMPANY
THE TOWN OF LINCOLN, Middlesex
County, was established April 19, 1754, from
parts of Concord, Lexington and Weston.
Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 649;
1776 (Prov.), 7755 1790 (U.S.), 740;
1800 (U.S.), 756; 1810 (U.S.), 713;
1820 (U.S.), 706; 1830 (U.S.), 709;
1840 (U.S.), 686; 1850 (U.S.), 719;
1855 (State), 721; 1860 (U.S.), 718;
1865 (State), 711; 1870 (U.S.), 791;
1875 (State), 834; 1880 (U.S.), 907;
1885 (State), 901; 1890 (U.S.), 987;
1895 (State), 1111; 1900 (U.S.), 1127;
1905 (State) 1122.
1. WHEN places other than Lincoln and Massachusetts are
named in the original records they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as
items about the same family or individual may be found under
4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under
the names of both parties. When both the marriage and in-
tention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is
printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention
recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
5. Additional information which does not appear in the
original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference,
or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.
Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text,
or to separate clauses found there — such as the birthplace of
parents in late marriage records.
a. — age
abt. — about
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
C.R.1. — church record, Church of Christ
C.R.2. — church record, Unitarian Congregational
d. — daughter; died; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
G.R.1. — gravestone record, Old Cemetery
G.R.2. — gravestone record, Triangle Cemetery
G.R.3-—gravestone record, New Cemetery
h. — husband
hrs. — hours
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — married ; month
min. —- minutes
M.R. — Middlesex County record, East Cambridge
P.R.1. — private record, from Bible of Mrs. Hannah
Flint Brooks, now in the possession of Mr. Wallace
and Miss Stella Brooks, of Lincoln
P.R.2. — private record, from Harrington family Bible,
now in the possession of Mr. George F. Harring-
ton, of South Lincoln
P.R.3. — private record, from Jenkens family Bible, now
in the possession of Mr. George F. Harrington, of
P.R.4. — private record, from Bible of Mr. George
Nelson, of Lincoln, now in his possession
P.R.5. —private record, from Bible of Peter Underwood,
now in the possession of Mr. Samuel Underwood,
of South Sudbury
P.R.6. — private record, from Weston family Bible, now
in the possession of Mrs. Charles S. Smith, of
P.R.7. — private record, from Wheeler family Bible, now
in the possession of Mrs. Augusta Scripture, of
P.R.8. — private record, from Bible of Mr. Charles S.
Wheeler, of Lincoln, now in his possession
P.R.9. — private record, from Bible of Amos Bemis,
now in the possession of Miss Julia Bemis, of
P.R.10. —private record, from Bible of Daniel Weston,
now in the possession of Miss Georgiana Weston,
P.R.11. — private record, from Hoar family Bible, now
in the possession of Mrs. Ellen Swift Campbell, of
P.R.12. — private record, from Bible of Joseph A.
Wheeler, now in the possession of Sarah M.
Wheeler, of South Lincoln
P.R.13. — private record, from Bible of James Jones,
now in the possession of Mr. Abijah Jones, of South
P.R.14. — private record, from Bible of Mr. George M.
Baker, of South Lincoln, now in his possession
P.R.15. — private record, from Bible of Charles H.
Whitney, now in the possession of Mr. Louis A.
Whitney, of Kendal Green
P.R.16. — private record, from family record of Daniel
Haynes, now in the possession of Mr. Sherman, of
p.R.17. — private record, from family record of Samuel
Hartwell, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary A.
Rogers, of Cambridge
prob. — probably
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife; week
mid. — widow
widr. — widower
y. — year
1st. — first
2d. — second
3d. — third