Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Town Information[edit | edit source]

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.

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.

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.

To see the churches in Lincoln, visit.

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.

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Lincoln:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Lincoln Library
222 West River Road
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2665
Email: lincolnlibraryvt@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lincolnlibraryvt.com/

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Lincoln:

1871 map of Lincoln township

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

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

Town 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.

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

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town of Lincoln
62 Quaker St.
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: 802-453-2980
Email: clerk@lincolnvermont.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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