Caleb Lincoln
Ledger, 1791-1803

Mss: 1
1791-1803
L737

Historical Note:

Caleb Lincoln, son of Jacob and Mary Lincoln, was born in Scituate, Massachusetts on September 6, 1743. He was the grandson of Mordecai Lincoln, the fourth son of Samuel of Hingham, born 1651, who settled at Bound Brook, 1700. Mordecai Lincoln build a spacious house east of the brook and established the first iron works in the town as well as grist and saw mills. Mordecai died a wealthy man in 1727 and left the house to his son, Jacob. Eventually, the family homestead descended to Caleb Lincoln. Caleb died in Hingham on September 25, 1827.

Scope and Content:

Collection consists of a ledger maintained by Caleb Lincoln from 1791-1803. Accounts are divided into farm accounts, 1795-1803; sawing account, 1791-1803; board accounts, n.d. and a company account of working with Nathan Cobb and George Brown in an anchor shop, n.d. Farm accounts mention Richard Loscomb, Elisha Smith, Nathan Cobb, Washington Lee, George Brown, Thomas Baylies, Peter Walker, Cornelius White, Abner Lincoln, David Paine, Asa Lincoln, Benjamin Shore, Enos Dean, Enos Briggs, Elijah Vickery, Thomas Lee, James Hart and George Baylies.

Sawing accounts include Rufus Pratt, Nehemiah Pratt, Israel Dean, Enos Dean, Samuel Pratt, Cornelius White, James Hart, Joseph Reed, Peter Walker, James Burt, Ebenezer Phillips, Samuel Codding, Dr. George Walker, Hodijah Baylies, James Codding, Jonathan Shores, Thomas Burt, Walker Baker, James Hart, Jr., William Codding and Elisha Lincoln. Board accounts includes Samuel Bordon and Gustaves Baylies. Undated entry for John West mentions Leontine Lincoln and Maria Lincoln working in a paper mill.

Provenance : Gift of Miss Hazel F. Price, through Nathaniel N. Shipton, Rhode Island Historical Society, 1976.

Amount: 1 volume.