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Amos Lincoln

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 14, 1829 (75)
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch Lincoln and Rachel Lincoln
Husband of Martha Lincoln; Deborah Lincoln and Elizabeth Lincoln
Father of Anna Matilda Lincoln; Lucy Augusta Lincoln; Caroline Howard Lincoln; Louis Lincoln; Francis Lincoln and 12 others
Brother of Levi Lincoln, US Congress; Sarah Cushing; Leah Fearing; Jedediah Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln and 2 others

Occupation: master carpenter; built Mass. State House, master carpenter and mason; built Mass. State House
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About Amos Lincoln

"Amos Lincoln was captain of artillery and was one of the intrepid band which in 1773 consigned the tea to the waters in Boston harbor.". DAR Ancestor #: A070400

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895

Amos Lincoln (1753-1829) participated in the Boston Tea party when he was 20 years old. At that time he was an apprentice to Thomas Crafts who also participated in the Boston tea party. During the Revolutionary War Mr. Lincoln became a Lt. Colonel in the Massachusetts State Artillery regiment also known as the Train, under the command of the same Thomas Crafts. Paul Revere also served in the regiment.

Mr. Lincoln served against Shay’s Rebellion and was in charge on building the State House.


Although born and raised at different times and in different places, Abraham Lincoln was related to Paul Revere through three marriages in his family.

Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln, had two cousins in Boston during the late 1700s named Amos and Jedediah Lincoln. Like himself, both cousins were carpenters, although they were much more successful at their trade.

After Amos Lincoln participated in the Boston Tea Party when he was 20 years old and served as a Lieutenant Colonel during the Revolutionary War, he married Paul Revere’s eldest daughter Deborah on January 14, 1781. They had nine children together before she passed away in January of 1797.

After Deborah’s death, Paul Revere took in Amos and Deborah’s youngest child, Frederick Walker Lincoln, and raised him himself.

Later that year, on May 24, Amos Lincoln married Deborah’s younger sister, Elizabeth, and had five more children.

The first of Amos and Elizabeth’s children, Mary Lincoln, was born in December of 1797, just seven months after the couple’s wedding, which suggests the baby may have been conceived before they were married.



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Amos Lincoln's Timeline

March 18, 1753
Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
December 7, 1781
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 29, 1783
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 6, 1785
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1787
Age 33
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
March 30, 1789
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 16, 1791
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
July 13, 1792
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
September 1, 1794
Age 41
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
June 12, 1796
Age 43
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States