Amos Lincoln

Amos Lincoln was 20-years-old when he participated in the Boston Tea Party and at the time he was apprenticed to Thomas Crafts, who was another renowned revolutionary. Lincoln was not only a Tea Party participant, but was a militiaman in the Massachusetts State Artillery [called “The Train”] under the command of Crafts, a part of Shay’s Rebellion, and was in charge of building the Boston State House. It was in the Massachusetts State Artillery that his military career began; because of his skill, he quickly advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Amos Lincoln is well known for marrying two of the daughters of Paul Revere. Deborah Revere was born in 1758 and together she and Amos had nine children. When she died in January of 1797, Amos quickly married Deborah’s sister Mary Revere in May; together they had five children before she died in 1805 at the age of 35. Interestingly, the grandson of Amos Lincoln, Frederic W. Lincoln, became the eighteenth mayor of Boston and often spoke about his grandfather’s participation in the Boston Tea Party. Lincoln died in 1829 at the age of 76; he is buried at Copps Hill Burial Ground in Boston.