Biography of Sylvester Lincoln, Jr. of Bethany, NY

Sylvester Lincoln, Jr., walked from Castleton,Vt., to Batavia in 1803, and helped to survey lands in what is now the town of Elba. He returned to Vermont in 1803 or '04 and married Eleanor Wallace, of Hubbardton. Vt., and came with his young wife and his father's family to Bethany. They were the fourth family that located in the town, and one of his sons, Harry G., was the second child born in the town. Charles F., late husband of M. Jennie Lincoln, and son of Sylvester, was born August 29, 1833, in Middlebury, Wyoming County. He came with his parents to Bethany when very young, and received a liberal education. February 25, 1862, he married M. Jennie only daughter of Thomas Cathcart, of Corfu. They had four children, namely: Harry T., who is a farmer with his mother; John S., a graduate of the Normal School of Geneseo, N. Y., who is now teaching as principal of a High school in Steuben County; Florence M., also a teacher, who resides at home with her mother; and Anna L., who also resides at home: After his marriage Mr. Lincoln united with Presbyterian Church at Bethany Center, was always a consistent Christian, and for many years was an elder until his decease, May 29, 1886. He left a widow and family and a large circle of friends to mourn his death.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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