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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
ere his children and his son's children were born. The story of the clock Brooks received from his mother, who was Elizabeth Albree, daughter of John Albree. She received the clock in the division of the estate of her father, Joseph Albree, in 1777. At the same time, her brother, John Albree (1757-1842), received a silver spoon marked with the initials of the original John Albree and his wife: I. A. E. Each of these heirlooms has come down, and each has its particular injunction associated line, and that with the spoon, that it shall always pass to the oldest son. The fact of these parallel heirlooms suggests that they have a common origin, which is readily seen to have been when the property of John Albree's only son was divided in 1777. Furthermore, that these were thus created heirlooms shows that they were then regarded as valuable relics of John Albree, the weaver, and as the date of the son's death was less than twenty years after that of the weaver, we find the traditions
is buildings stood about half way up Winter Hill. This dwelling was the last house in Medford until about 1840. A Package of old letters. Extracts from letters written by Simon Tufts Son of Dr. Simon Tufts, Jr., and Lucy, daughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley, born April 7, 1750. Left home about 1775 to seek his fortune in the East. to Benjamin Hall, Jr. Son of Benjamin Hall and Hepzibah (Jones), born in Medford, Aug. 9, 1754; died Sept. 19, 1807; married Lucy, sister of Simon Tufts, 1777. Omeidpore in BENGAL This letter is addressed to Mr. Benjamin Hall jun'r Medford near Boston, New England. To be left at the N. Engl'd Coffee house—and forwarded. 8th December 1789. dear brother. As three years have nearly expir'd since I receiv'd any account of You or family, perhaps it may be agreable to you to hear of what part of the E. Indies I have made my residence in. ... My station is about 18 miles from Calcutta, at a Village, about 5 or 6 miles of which I have at present the