Jedediah Lincoln

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Jedediah Lincoln

Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch Lincoln and Rachel Lincoln
Husband of Mary Lincoln and Betsey Lincoln
Father of Betsey Lincoln; Robert Lincoln; Mary Riddle; Joshua Revere Lincoln; Jedediah Lincoln and 8 others
Brother of Levi Lincoln, US Congress; Amos Lincoln; Sarah Cushing; Leah Fearing; Abraham Lincoln and 2 others

Occupation: housewright, "wood-wharfinger"
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
Last Updated:

About Jedediah Lincoln


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.Amos’ brother, Jedediah Lincoln, was also a Revolutionary War soldier.

After Jedediah’s first wife, Betsey Edwards, died in 1796, Jedediah also married one of Paul Revere’s daughters, Mary, and they had seven children together.

Betsey and Jedediah lived near Paul Revere in Boston’s North End Square.

Both Amos and Jedediah Lincoln were later buried at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in the North End of Boston after they passed away in the 1820s.

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Jedediah Lincoln's Timeline

November 1, 1760
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
July 12, 1786
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
July 12, 1786
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
January 5, 1788
Age 27
August 18, 1789
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
November 8, 1791
Age 31
August 27, 1793
Age 32
August 11, 1795
Age 34
September 28, 1798
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States