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[p. 52] 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 marching as fast as it could be done. Among his company was Jerome Lincoln, my other ancestor. The first company of soldiers were quartered in Roxbury, at the fort on the hill, making the extreme right of the American lines. They were part of the motley crowd of sixteen thousand patriots bent on pushing the British army of ten thousand drilled troops out of Boston. Job Cushing was an active captain throughout the war, in the state forces. In 1781 he was commissioned major and had command of the Second Suffolk regiment.

One of his lieutenants was Jerome Lincoln, whose name appears on the muster roll of Captain Cushing's company for two months service. He was next with Colonel Gratan's regiment and was stationed at Hull. Again we hear of him in the Jersey campaign, camping that dreadful winter, and he was in the battle of Morristown. Needed clothing was sent him by his family.

Neither young man married until after the war. Jerome Lincoln married Elizabeth Lincoln and there were fourteen children. Jerome applied for a pension at the age of seventy-nine. Major Job Cushing married Abigail Pierce of Scituate. There were four children, Job Cushing, Jr., being the eldest. This son, Job, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jerome Lincoln. She was

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