Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Lincoln was chartered on November 9, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature.  Like several other Addison County towns, Lincoln was settled by members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. The first Quakers settled in an area known as Mud Flat about 1795. As time went by and other Quakers joined the original group, the area became known as Quaker Stand. The meeting house is gone and the Society has dispersed, but one part of Lincoln village is still called Quaker Street. [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Lincoln, history of a mountain town from first settlements to the present, by Richard V. Reed, Linda Norton, and Travis Harris (1980) - view digital copy of book online.
  • Memories of a mountain town : a bi-centennial commemorative collection of old photographs contributed by her people, by David Brown; Lincoln (Vt.). Bi-Centennial Committee (1976) - find book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Lincoln is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Lincoln township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Lincoln. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Record of births, marriages, and deaths, in the Society of Friends at Lincoln, Vermont, 1739-1905 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vermont, Addison County, Lincoln, land records, 1852-1905; general index, 1782-1900 can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Lincoln Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Lincoln, Vermont, 1868-1998.

Town of Lincoln
62 Quaker St.
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2980

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Lincoln Library
222 West River Road
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2665

References[edit | edit source]

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