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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
were made from native mud and sand. It was an age of colossal chimneys. Young couples, sons and daughters of the Hingham planters, were given land at Cohasset. Among them, Daniel Lincoln was the first to be found on the Hingham records. Samuel Cushing soon followed and built his house on the hill. He was taxed for twenty-six acres of land. Daniel Lincoln, my ancestor, and his wife Elizabeth, two little boys, Hezikiah and Obidiah, and daughter Elizabeth, had the first home there. He livemolasses, was eaten with it. Before the days of the Revolution, potatoes were seldom seen, but fish was plentiful, and fruit for the gathering. A story that has come down through the generations tells an amusing incident: A faithful slave of Samuel Cushing had tried in vain to catch those who robbed a favorite pear tree. When about to die he asked to be buried under the tree so he could see who stole Massa's pears. The flocks of sheep on the hills provided the family with the homespun cloth