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Lincoln, Maine

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Aaron Huntress

Responses from four students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below:

Griffin Clifford
"Research your topic and summarize the ‘who, what, when, and where’ in the form of a few paragraphs"

Aaron Huntress (top left)
Aaron Huntress (top left)from The History of the Town of Lincoln by Dana Fellows

Aaron Huntress was a leader for Lincoln because of all that he’s done. He is famous in this town for many reasons. One of the reasons is that he helped to erect the first school in Lincoln. It was very small and consisted of about ten kids from the Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, and Chester areas. He was married to Jenima Sampson, daughter of James and Jenima Sampson. Jenima and Aaron had 10 children: Jenima, William, Alice, Milton, Warren, James, Adaline, Charles, Laura, and Hannah. Aaron died in 1882 on June 14; Jenima died in 1886 on January 19. The children wouldn’t have been educated if Aaron Huntress hadn’t built the school.

Also, Aaron held many important town offices, and in 1848 Aaron was sent to the Maine Legislature. His son, Warren, was involved with the Aroostook War and the Civil War. Warren was ranked 1st Lieutenant in the Aroostook War. He was later discharged in muster on September 11, 1865. He later died on December 20, 1913. Aaron and his family were important to Lincoln's government.

Josh Twomey
"Create a statement and prove or disprove it with evidence from your research"

Statement: Aaron Huntress made bricks and laid them on buildings

Aaron Huntress had a very large reputation for making bricks and building with them. The reason this is true is because he helped make the bricks for the first school ever built in Lincoln. The school was 18x22 feet with 7x9 glass windows. Aaron also built many other buildings across the town of Lincoln. As you can see, the statement above is, in fact, completely true.

Michael Andrews
"How does this topic connect to you in your life today?"

My Founding Father was Aaron Huntress and his achievements connect with me because he helped build the first school and the high school in the beginning of the town of Lincoln.

Aaron Huntress
Aaron Huntressdrawing by Sarah Cook

If the school was never built, most of the people probably wouldn’t have lived here. So, that means that maybe I may have never been born or I might not have seen all of my friends and Lincoln would have never been a town. That means we wouldn’t have had jobs and other important people would never have come to make the town of Lincoln. He also made brick and if he never came then most of the buildings would never have been made. That means the town would have never been such a successful town.

He also worked in all of the important town offices and he helped the town get to where it is now. So if he never came the town, Lincoln probably never would have been a town at all. If the town of Lincoln was never here then all of the important things that happened like the mill or the train wouldn’t have been here and that would have stopped all of the other towns that relied on the mill and the train for supplies.

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