EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH
Clinton Lincoln was born in Cortland county, New York, September 24, 1824. He was a son of William and Ruth (Saxton) Lincoln. William Lincoln was a native of New York; Ruth Saxton, his wife, was born in Virginia. Clinton Lincoln spent the first twenty-four years of his life in the state of New York. He then came to Lafayette, Stark county, Illinois. In the fall of 1853, he came to Greenbush, Illinois, and commenced work as carpenter with his brother Levi, who was then engaged in building the Greenbush academy. Mr. Lincoln was married July 22, 1854, to Helen Eliza Stoaks. She was born in Ohio; and died at Avon, Illinois, January 29, 1897. To them were born the following-named children:
Clinton Lincoln was by occupation a shoemaker for five years, in the state of New York; afterwards a carpenter and farmer. After spending a few years in Greenbush, he moved to his farm north of Greenbush in Berwick township; and in 1890, he moved to Avon, Illinois, where he spent his last years. He was with his sons Bion and Artie the last few weeks of his life, and died at the residence of his son Artie, in Berwick township, Warren county, Illinois, August 9, 1905. He was a member of the Universalist church. In politics he was a republican.