Samuel Lincoln was an Englishman and progenitor of many notable United States political figures, including his 4th great-grandson, President Abraham Lincoln, Maine governor Enoch Lincoln, Levi Lincoln Sr. and Levi Lincoln Jr. both of whom served as Massachusetts Representatives and Lieutenant Governor. Because of Samuel Lincoln's descendants, his fortuitous arrival in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the fact that his ancestry is known for several generations, he is considered the father of the most prominent branch of Lincolns in the United States. Having grown up in meager circumstances due to a family squabble in which his wealthy grandfather disinherited his earlier children, Samuel Lincoln became an apprentice weaver under Francis Lawes of Norwich, England. Samuel Lincoln's father Edward had abandoned his home at Swanton Morley near Hingham after he was cut out of his father Richard's will, relocated to some small acreage at Hingham. In 1637, Lincoln left England for the New World with Lawes' family, embarking on a ship named John & Dorothy.
Although most accounts indicate that he was 15 years old at the time, it has been suggested that he misrepresented his age in order to be permitted to make the voyage. Samuel sailed for the colony of Massachusetts, where his older brother Thomas – known in early records as "Thomas Lincoln the Weaver" to distinguish him from several other unrelated Thomas Lincolns – had settled. Samuel's brother Thomas, who settled in 1635 in Hingham, was granted a house lot by the town. Although twice married, Thomas had no children. After his death, he left a great deal of his property, including several house lots, to Samuel and his nephews. Samuel Lincoln helped build the Old Ship Church in Hingham, he married Martha Lyford of Ireland around 1649 the daughter of the Rev. John Lyford, the couple had eleven children, three of whom died in their infancy, but another three of whom lived into their eighties. Lincoln's eldest son, born August 25, 1650, was named Samuel; the emigrant Samuel Lincoln's fourth son was Mordecai Lincoln, who became a blacksmith, and, the ancestor of Abraham Lincoln.
Genealogists have noted the common and repeated use of certain Biblical names in the Lincoln family Abraham, Isaac and Mordecai, a common practice among early Puritan settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Many Lincoln descendants, including the original emigrant's son, were named Samuel in succeeding generations. Samuel's mother belonged to a family long associated with American government: the Gilmans of Exeter, New Hampshire. Samuel's mother Bridget Gilman was the daughter of Edward Gilman of Hingham, England, whose son Edward Gilman Jr. emigrated to Hingham, Massachusetts to Ipswich, Massachusetts and to Exeter, where he and his family became prominent businessmen, elected officials and ardent Revolutionary War patriots. Nicholas Gilman, a signer of the U. S. Constitution, was a member of this family. In 1937, the 300th anniversary of Samuel Lincoln's arrival in Massachusetts was commemorated with the dedication of a tablet at the Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. President Abraham Lincoln is honored by a bust in the church of St Andrew's in Hingham, England, unveiled in a 1919 ceremony by then-American Ambassador John W. Davis.
Samuel Lincoln's father Edward, who remained in Hingham, died on February 11, 1640, was buried in the graveyard of St Andrew's Church. Lincoln family tree Waldo Lincoln, History of the Lincoln Family: An Account of the Descendants of Samuel Lincoln of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1637–1920 ISBN 0-7884-1489-5. Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-One, 1816–1830, Indiana University Press ISBN 0-87195-063-4. Genealogy of Samuel Lincoln. LINCOLN, from George Lincoln, The History of the Town of Hingham, The Genealogies. English church reaches out to Lincoln land; the Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, James Henry Lea, John Robert Hutchinson, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1909
Louis Vessot King was a Canadian academic and physicist. L. V. King received from McGill University B. A. in 1905 and D. Sc. in 1915 and from the University of Cambridge B. A. in 1908 and M. A. in 1913. In the department of physics of McGill University he became a lecturer in 1910, an assistant professor in 1913, an associate professor in 1915, a full professor in 1920, retiring in 1938 as professor emeritus, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1915. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 5 May 1924, he was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1924 in Toronto. King's major research and publishing interests lay in fog alarm research, applications of electromagnetism, heat convection, radiation, he developed the gyromagnetic electron theory, invented the hot-wire anemometer and worked on methods of submarine detection in World War I. King corresponded with Ernest Rutherford, Napier Shaw, Étienne Biéler, H. T. Barnes
Soeraedi Tahsin known as Eddie Soeraedi, was an Indonesian journalist and diplomat. He was the founding editor of the publication Berita Indonesia, the first republican newspaper in Batavia. Tahsin served as the editor-in-chief of Bintang Timur, the daily newspaper of the Indonesian Party; as of 1958 he was the general secretary of the Union of Indonesian Journalists. In 1964 he was named as ambassador of Indonesia to Mali by president Sukarno. After the military takeover in 1965 and the massacres of 1965-66, S. Tahsin did not return to Indonesia. Instead he went into exile in China; the Indonesian government withdrew his citizenship soon after the coup, leaving him stranded in Beijing. In February 1970 Imris Idris was named as the new Indonesian ambassador to Mali as replacement of Tahsin, he moved to the Netherlands, entering the country illegally in 1977. He taught Indonesian language at the Volksuniversiteit and started a publishing/bookstore in Amsterdam 1981, named Manus Amici. E. S. Tahsin died in Amsterdam in 2003