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y thing of this sort happened to John Man, we do not know; but we do know that Cambridge and Medford did contend stoutly that the living man did not belong to them.
When the question of habitancy arose, the justice of the King's Court would cite the towns interested in the case, and require from them the fullest proofs in every particular; and, when a town got rid of a pauper, it seemed to call forth a general thanksgiving.
The final decision gave the pauper in this case to Medford; and, in 1709, the town passed a vote to put him to board at Samuel Polly's, at three shillings a week.
But their beneficiary must have something more than board; therefore we soon find the town furnishing one coat for John Man, £ 1.13s.; one pair of stockings, 4s.
That his clothes wore out, we have record-proof in the following item: Oct. 27, 1713: Voted a pair of leather breeches, a pair of shoes and stockings, to John Man.
1718: Voted to defend the town against vagrants, and to prevent their coming t
afterwards judge; m. Joanna, dau. of Aaron Cook, of Hadley.
He d. July 29, 1722, aged 62, leaving three sons and four daughters.
3-4Rev. Aaron Porter, second son and third child of the last, was b. July 19, 1689.
Grad. H. C., 1708; and m., in 1709, Susanna Sewall, sister of the chief justice; and had--
4-5Aaron, b. July 9, 1714; d. young.
6Susanna, b. Mar. 1, 1716; m., Aug. 4, 1739, Rev. A. Cleveland.
7Margaret, b. July 18, 1717.
8Joanna, b. Mar. 22, 1719; m., Jan. 1, 1735, Josiah C1758.
251Daniel, b. Mar. 30, 1759.
252Abigail, b. July 24, 1761.
253Mercy, b. Sept. 21, 1765.
He d. June 12, 1769, aged 67.
Peter Tufts (No. 2) is said to have had (B) two children besides those previously recorded:--
2-254Samuel, b. 1709.
255William, b. 1713.
2-254Samuel Tufts m.--------, and had--
254-256Anna, b. 1744.
2-255William Tufts m., 1st, Catherine Wyman, who d. 1749; and had--
255-256 1/2Catharine, b. Mar. 31, 1734.
257William, b. Mar. 27, 1736.