Caleb Lincoln II

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Lincoln II was born on 4 October 1788, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Caleb Lincoln, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Lincoln, was 31. He married Eliza Van Steenbergh on 11 December 1845, in Holmes, Ohio, United States. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 4 January 1851, in Winesburg, Holmes, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Winesburg, Holmes, Ohio, United States.

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Caleb Lincoln II
Polly Hance
Elizabeth Lincoln
Caleb Barton Lincoln
John Hance Lincoln
Augusta Lincoln

Sources (6)

  • Caleb Lincoln, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Caleb Lincoln, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Caleb Lincoln, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement, colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.

African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above, in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US, who abolished slavery.

History: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), 16th president of the US, was the son of an illiterate laborer, descended from Samuel Lincoln, who had emigrated from England to MA in 1637.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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