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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
ld sing a little but Mr. Hobart could preach a great deal, so a long service was carried through. After a noon hour of social intercourse with refreshments, the afternoon service was held. Now there were living in Cohasset at this time two young men friends. One was Job Cushing; the other was Jerome Lincoln. They went to college together and they were both in the state militia. Job was the youngest son of Samuel, one of eleven children. Jerome was the grandson of the little boy Obidiah Lincoln who has been mentioned before. When the news of the battle of Concord reached Cohasset nearly every man in town, able to bear arms, was ready to spring into battle. The town voted to buy a hundred weight of gun powder and five hundred flints for the old flintlock guns, which had been used by the militia of the town, and also voted to provide a hiding place in the meeting house to store the same. My Revolutionary ancestor, Captain Job Cushing, was getting the militia into shape for