Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Description[edit | edit source]

Lincoln, Vermont at Wikipedia

Lincoln was chartered on November 9, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature.  Like several other Addison County towns, Lincoln was settled by members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. The first Quakers settled in an area known as Mud Flat about 1795. As time went by and other Quakers joined the original group, the area became known as Quaker Stand. The meeting house is gone and the Society has dispersed, but one part of Lincoln village is still called Quaker Street. [1] <ref>History of the Town of Lincoln, VT http://sites.rootsweb.

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Town Records[edit | edit source]

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Lincoln Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

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Town of Lincoln
62 Quaker St.
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: 802-453-2980

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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Births[edit | edit source]

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Town Reports[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • Biographical Encyclopædia of Vermont of the Nineteenth Century. By H Clay Williams. Boston, Massachusetts: Metropolitan Publishing & Engraving Company, 1885. Salt Lake City, Utah : Family Search International, 2018. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Biographical Sketches of Vermonters. By Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vermont : Vermont Historical Society, c1947. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. By Hiram Carleton. New York, New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1903. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, Vols. 1-2.
  • Some Vermont Ancestors: The Bicentennial Project of the Genealogical Society of Vermont. Compiled and ed. by Joann H. Nichols. [S.l.]: Genealogical Society of Vermont, 1976. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: a Magazine Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military. By ed. by Abby Maria Hemenway. Burlington, Vermont: A.M. Hemenway, 1868-1923. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, Vol. 1-6.
  • The Vermont of Today: With its Historic Background, Attractions and People. By Arthur F. Stone. New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, Vols. 1-4.
  • Vermonters. By Dorman B.E. Kent. Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox & Co., 1974. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Vermont Biography at FamilySearch Research Wiki

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Lincoln. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

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Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Lincoln:

Record of births, marriages, and deaths, in the Society of Friends at Lincoln, Vermont, 1739-1905 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

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Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Lincoln, history of a mountain town from first settlements to the present, by Richard V. Reed, Linda Norton, and Travis Harris (1980) - view digital copy of book online.
  • Memories of a mountain town : a bi-centennial commemorative collection of old photographs contributed by her people, by David Brown; Lincoln (Vt.). Bi-Centennial Committee (1976) - find book in a library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

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Revolutionary War, 1775-1783[edit | edit source]

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World War I, 1917-1918[edit | edit source]

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World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)
Burlington Free Press
Rutland Herald

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Lincoln town records available online:

Vermont, Addison County, Lincoln, land records, 1600-1900; general index, 1850-1900 can be found on Vermont Land Records, Early to 1900 - FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Lincoln Town Clerk's Office. These include Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 - FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Lincoln: The probate district for Lincoln is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802-388-2612

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Lincoln Library
222 West River Road
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2665

Museums[edit | edit source]

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