THOMAS LINCOLN came from Worcester, Mass., in the year 1806, stopped for a short time in Owego, but soon moved
up into what is now Newark Valley. Among the children of Thomas Lincoln was a son named Otis, then a young unmarried
man. He soon found employment, and, being industrious and saving, accumulated enough money to purchase a tract
of land. This he cleared and improved, and as early as 1820 he was doing a large lumber business. A little later
we find him the owner of both saw and grist mills, a tannery, a dealer in live stock, and the owner, also, of 300
acres of good land; more, he was one Of the most iuffuential men in the town and an important factor in its development.
He was active in town affairs, a strong democrat, and in all respects a worthy citizen. Mr. Lincoln was twice married.
His children were William S. Lincoln, born August 13, 1813, and died April 27, 1893; one of the most influential
men in Tioga county; the partner of his father in the mercantile, lumbering and tanning business; a democrat before
the war and later a republican; in congress in 1867-69. The other children, in the order of birth, were Celia,
born June 14, 1817, married William B. Burbank; Caroline Amanda, married Charles Higbee; Charles Keyes, born August
6, 1822, a merchant of Owego; Jane Charlotte) born Febniary 20, 1825, married Dr. W. J. Burr, of Newark Valley;
Juliette, born April 2, 1827, married Barnabas M. Stebbins, of Owego; George Emmett, born December 24, 1829, died
in Painesville, Ohio; Helen Maria, born June 8, 1832; married Dr. D. Williams Patterson; Laura Eugenia, born July
25, 1835, died unmarried; Ada Augusta, born November 1, 1837, married Clayton Byington, of Newark Valley; Sarah
Isabella, born June 24, 1844, wife of F. E. Brockway, of Owego. Otis Lincoln died December 7, 1863.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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