Biography of Edward Lincoln
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lincoln, Edward, a son of Jonathan T. and Mary (Cook) Lincoln, was born in Fall River, July 7, 1831. He received his early education in the public and high schools of Fall River, and then attended Pierce Academy at Middleborough, where he took a three years course. After this he remained at home for some time and in 1856 went as bookkeeper in the firm of L. Lincoln & Co., who succeeded the firm of C. M. & L. Lincoln, paper manufacturers, who had been in business since 1852. Mr. Lincoln remained with them as bookkeeper for about two years, and then was admitted as a partner in the firm, and upon the death of his father, which occurred July 23, 1881, he took his interest in the company and has continued it ever since. He has been selectman about eight years, and for a number of years was a member of the school board; in 1886 he was the representative to the Legislature from his district, and at the present time (1898) is one of the trustees of the Public Library. December 26, 1859, Mr. Lincoln married Ann L. Codding, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Pettis) Codding, and they have five children: Edward Elsworth, Nellie Cook, Henry C. L., Annie Leavitt and Mary Ethel.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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