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James Rush Lincoln

LINCOLN

Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/19/2006 at 17:17:17

James Rush Lincoln, deputy treasrer of Boone county, Boonesboro, was born in Maryland, February 3, 1845, his mother died when he was quite young, and in company with his father he traveled through the south most of the time until ten years of age, he was educated at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, entering the same in 1857, when it was then located in Delaware, he remained there four years, during which time he received a thorough military education, in 1861 he left school for the purpose of following the dictates of his conscience, and accordingly entered the Confederate service, enlisting as a private in company A, First Maryland cavalry, on account of meritorious conduct he won for himself the rank of captain, and served until the close of the war, after the rebellion he traveled for several years, and in 1869 came north, locating in Harrison township, this county, in 1871 he removed to Boonesboro, where he engaged in the coal business for some time, the latter part of 1873 he served as deputy treasurer under Epperson, and in January 1880, was appointed to the same position under Williams, in 1872 he was married to Lottie C Hicks, of Three Rivers, Michigan, they have four children: Willis B, Charles S, Theresa and Francis H, Mr Lincoln takes quite an interest in military affairs, and it is mainly through his exertions that the company, which belongs to the two towns, was organized, he being commissioned captain of the company at the time of its organization, at the present time, 1880, he holds the position of major in the Eighth regiment, I N G, the Lincoln Guards, of Boone, were named in honor of Mr Lincoln, which shows conclusively the esteem in which he is held by his fellow associates

From the 1880 Boone County History Book


 

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