nd we believe he bespoke for the young man the respect and loyal following of the people who were to become his charge.
The firm of John E. Thayer and Brothers was established by his sons, the members of which amassed great wealth.
The younger generations of these families are widely known today in financial and social circles.
A son, who bore his father's name, was the munificent patron of Harvard College and of the town of Lancaster, still the residence of the Thayers.
Dudley Hall (1780-1868) used to tell of his being a pupil, when ten years old, of Nathaniel Thayer.
A side light is thrown upon the importance of Dr. Osgood in the community by the fact that of the one hundred copies of the Sermon and Charge and Right Hand of Fellowship printed by the town, twelve were given to our Medford minister.
Twenty were for Mr. Thayer, six for the president of Harvard, sixteen to as many clergymen, and the rest were given to heads of families in the congregation.
in winter for warmth of cellar.
Like the Watson house, it was enlarged rearward at a later date, but with the same style of gambrel roof, with skylights and larger chimney.
Mr. Caleb Swan filed the following away at about 1856 relative thereto.
After Mr. Turell's death (1778) his house was occupied by Mr. Timothy Fitch from Nantucket, who married Mrs Plaisted a Quaker widow—he had previously owned the house of Mrs Saml Swan, [Watson house] which he bought of Mrs Samuel Angier about 1780. Mr Fitch died 28th Sept. 1790.
The house was then bought of Nathl Gorham, (son of Judge Gorham) and sold by him to John Coffin Jones, Merchant of Boston, in Dec. 1794. Mr Jones & family passed his summers there till April 1805, when he sold it to Josiah Bradlee, merchant of Boston, for $5,000. —Mr Bradlee sold it to Mr John Prince, Merchant of Boston, for his Father Dr John Prince formerly of Salem, widower—who lived there with his two daughters, Mrs Apthorp and Miss Patty, who married Judg<