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
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
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
was an active captain throughout the war, in the state forces.
In 1781 he was commissioned major and had command of the Second Suffolk
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
There were four children, Job Cushing, Jr.
, being the eldest.
This son, Job, married Elizabeth
, daughter of Jerome Lincoln