ng towns, as well as to the Great and General Court.
All printed authorities have heretofore fixed the date of the commencement of this bridge as being in the year 1638.
On a plan of Governor Winthrop's Ten Hills farm, dated the 8th month (October), 1637, is shown a bridge across Mistick river at the place now occupied by the present bridge; there is a singular fact connected with the location of this bridge, which would seem to indicate that if not commenced earlier than the year 1637 (aity to Medford.
That a division was recognized by the several towns interested, and also by the County Court, is made evident by the records of that Court.
June 18, 1672. Malden, Medford and Woburn enjoined to repair Mistick bridge, before the Oct. term of Court on penalty of 100 pounds for default.
Oct. 17, 1672. Charlestown reported that their part of the bridge was done, and Woburn that they had taken effectual order for doing their part of the work.
Sept. 6, 1687. The Court being i
ar, and his family lived on Cross street. His wife was a pensioner.
Two of his grandsons were taken prisoners, and were held as slaves in Texas for two years and a half, during the Civil War.
In 1778, besides the three years men and the militia guarding troops of Convention at Cambridge, Medford had sixteen men in the Continental Army in New York and Rhode Island.
The next year , twenty-two.
Seven men, who served for three months in New Jersey, were entirely lost sight of until last October, when an old book and a receipt were discovered at City Hall which gave their names and the amount of bounty paid them.
One of them was Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr., the tavern-keeper, who has numerous descendants among the people of Medford.
The Continental money had depreciated to such an alarming degree that those who were fortunate enough to have anything to sell would travel miles to obtain hard money, and refuse to supply their next door neighbors, who had only currency.
ll. Turner and Prufilla his Wife born octor—ye 17th 1729—
Elefebath Hall Daughter of Stephen Hall Elefebeth his Born Born Decr. 19: 1725
Iohn Tufts Son of Iohn Tufts Dyed Auguft ye 16=/1725
Attwood Wife of Ollever Attwood Dyed October The Thirtyeth— 1725
Deacon Thomas Willis Senr Dyed Augoft 14 1725
Iohn Polly Son of Samull and Elefebath Polly Dyed March ye 15= Day 1721—
Sufanna Polly Daugter of Samull and Elefebath Poly Dyed Aprill ye 6th Day 1721—
Sufannah Hall Mary burt both of Groton were Married Iune ye 30th 1725
Ionathan Weber and Mary Whitmore both of Medford were maried auguft ye 19—1725
Partrick Brown and Ruth Babrick Both of boftown were Married auguft 20th 1725———
Samull Bariat of Littletown and lediah hardy of Bradford were Married auguft 24—1725
William Lowes and Mary Grover of Charlstown were Married October ye 5th 1725
Nathanill Larrance and Ann Seccomnber both of Medford were Married