Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

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Dates:
Birth 1733-01-24
Death 1810-05-09

Biographical notes:

Continental Army officer, collector of customs for the port of Boston; from Hingham (Plymouth Co.), Mass.

From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903396

Benjamin Lincoln was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He accepted the British surrender at Yorktown.

From the description of Benjamin Lincoln collection, 1775-1782. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712651132

Major General Lincoln was Secretary of War 1781-1783.

From the description of ALS, 1782 September 24 : Philadelphia, to John Lowell. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13755881

Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), Revolutionary War General, born in Hingham, Massachusetts.

From the description of Benjamin Lincoln notebook, 1780-1795. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478071

Benjamin Lincoln was appointed to head the Southern Department of the Continental Army in Sept. 25, 1778, and headed operations on the Southern theater in 1779-1780.

From the description of Orderly book of Benjamin Lincoln, 1778, Dec. 6 - 1779, Aug. 7. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551948

American General in the Revolution.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Elmer Wolcott, Esq., 1795 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590382

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to General Jackson, 1804 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590390

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Thomas Willing, Esq., 1803 Feb. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590387

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, 1782 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591147

Revolutionary War general and post-war speculator in Maine lands. In 1784 and 1786, Lincoln served as a Massachusetts commissioner to negotiate land claims with the Penobscot Indians.

From the description of Letter : Boston, [Mass.], to His Excellency the Governour [John Hancock, Boston, Mass.], 1788 Mar. 4. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38277055

U.S. secretary of war and army officer and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Benjamin Lincoln papers, 1778-1806. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979879

Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) was born in Hingham, Massachusetts. He married Mary Cushing on January 15, 1756; together they raised six sons and five daughters. In 1757, Lincoln became the Hingham town clerk and was elected justice of the peace in 1762. He served in the legislature in 1772 and 1772, and he was also a member of the Provincial Congress during this time. A Major-General in the Continental Army, in August of 1776 he commanded troops near Boston; a year later he raised a militia in Vermont. Lincoln was commander of the American Army in the Southern department in 1778. He was with the allied forces under the command of Count d'Estaing in the siege and assault on Savannah in September and October of 1779. He was captured during the siege, but was exchanged and returned to battle to fight at Yorktown. In 1781, Lincoln became the Secretary of War, a position he held until 1783. After this time, he became involved in land speculation in Maine, an investment that proved to be financially unsound for Lincoln. He fought against Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts in May, 1787. In 1789 and 1793, Lincoln was involved in the negotiations taking place with the Creek Indian tribes. Lincoln became the collector at the port of Boston in 1789, a position he held until his retirement in 1809, the same year as his death.

From the description of Benjamin Lincoln letter, 1778. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 86108119

Major General Lincoln served as Secretary of War from 1781-1783; later led suppression of Shays's Rebellion.

From the description of ALS, 1782 June 28 : Philadelphia, to Governor William Livingston. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13740710

Major-General in the Revolution; Secretary of War.

From the description of Letter signed : Boston, to the "Collector of the Customs", 1800 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867790

Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), Major General Continental Army, commander of the Southern Department (1778-1780), born in Hingham, Massachusetts.

From the description of Benjamin Lincoln order book, 1779-1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478124

Lincoln, Griffin & Humphreys were Commissioners of Indian Affairs appointed by President Geo. Washington to negotiate with Alexander McGillivray, chief of the Creek nation.

The treaty meeting took place in September, 1789, at Rock Landing, on the Oconee River, Georgia.

From the description of Letter : Augusta, [Georgia], to the governor of the state of Georgia [George Walton], 1789 Oct. 2. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 41646267

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Subjects:

  • Penobscot Indians--Land tenure--History--18th century--Sources
  • Prisoners of war
  • Henry Jones (Ship)
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1790-1794
  • Fishes--Migration
  • Indian land transfers--History--18th century--Sources
  • Religious life
  • Wine and wine making
  • Real property--History--18th century--Sources
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Administration of estates
  • Generals--Archives
  • Penobscot Indians--Treaties--History--18th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Real property
  • American loyalists
  • Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787
  • Creek Indians--Treaties
  • Import quotas--History--19th century
  • Inventories of decedent's estates
  • Military administration
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--to 1789
  • Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--18th century--Sources
  • Worms as carriers of disease
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
  • Indians of North America--Goverment relations--1790-1794
  • General
  • Penobscot Indians--Government relations--Sources

Occupations:

  • Public officials--Massachusetts
  • Army officers
  • Cabinet officers

Places:

  • Georgia (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Hingham (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Hingham (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Augusta (Ga.) (as recorded)