Letter from George Lincoln to Ellen Smith Regarding Her Family History

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Title

Letter from George Lincoln to Ellen Smith Regarding Her Family History

Description

In this letter, from George Lincoln to Ellen V. Smith, Lincoln attempts to answer several questions Smith has about her family history. He states that he has not been able to find very much information about Ezekiel Smith, but that there may be information in resources from Cape Cod. He does say that since Ezekiel's children were baptized by Rev. Ebenezer Gay, it is very probable that family members were buried in Hingham Cemetery. Unfortunately, many of the older graves have been destroyed. He also informs her that her great-great grandfather, Jonathan Smith, was a corporal in Major Samuel Thaxter's company during the French and Indian War. He also thinks he may have participated in the Revolutionary War.

Subject

Lincoln, George 1822-1909
Smith, Ellen V.
Smith, Ezekiel
Thaxter, Samuel, 1723-1807
Gay, Ebenezer, 1696-1787
Smith, Jonathan
Genealogies
Families
History
Christianity
War
Soldiers

Creator

Lincoln, George 1822-1909

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Accepted

1894 August 8

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Plymouth (Mass.)
Cape Cod (Mass.)

Citation

Lincoln, George 1822-1909, “Letter from George Lincoln to Ellen Smith Regarding Her Family History,” Hingham Public Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed March 4, 2024, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/285.