Lincoln, Charles Zebina was born on August 5, 1848 in Grafton, Vermont, United States. Son of Pratt Lincoln.
Academic education at Chamberlain Institute, Randolph, New York.
William Bonsteel, of E. Otto, New York, November 12, 1874. Taught district schools, Dayton, Little Valley, Kennedy and E. Otto, New York. Admitted to bar, April 10, 1874.
Opened office, Little Valley, New York, August 5, 1874. Ever since in practice. Has been president, trustee, village attorney and 7 years on board of education, Little Valley.
Supervisor, 1886-1889. Delegate New York Constitutional Convention, 1894. Chairman New York Statutory Revision Commission and legal adviser to governments Morton, Black and Roosevelt, 1895-1900.
Delaware General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, 1904, Baltimore, 1908. Author: History of the Bench and Bar of Cattaraugus County, New York. The Constitutional History of New York, 1906.
Fundamentals of American Government, 1907. Appointed by Governor Higgins, 1905, editor of Governors’ Messages, under an act passed that year, which provided for an annotated edition of the messages from the organization of the Colonial Assembly in 1683 to 1906, 11 vols. issued 1909. Contributor to Albany Law Journal and other periodicals.