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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 194 194 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 46 46 Browse Search
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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 13 13 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 8 8 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 8 8 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 7 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 6 Browse Search
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riods, the former holding the office five years, and the latter sixteen years. The authorities which have been consulted in obtaining dates and facts are specified in various portions of the work. The precinct and town records have, of course, been much relied upon, and information from them, as well as from gravestones, is given, as far as practicable, in the phraseology originally used. The church records have been found invaluable. Rev. Mr. Cooke, first minister of the Precinct (1739-1783), was an admirable recorder, whose specialty was the church records, and the Precinct births, baptisms, marriages and deaths. The records by Rev. Dr. Fiske cover forty years (1788-1828). Care has been taken to make proper reference in the text to two valuable recent publications—those of Rev. Dr. Paige and Thomas B. Wyman—from which important facts have been derived. Reference is also made to these works when further information on the subject may there be obtained. The author is greatly
ed in the Second Precinct of Cambridge for this year was 26—the largest mortality in the Precinct of any year from 1739 to 1783, save the year 1775, when the number was 47, besides those who were killed in battle here on April 19, 1775. In this ye consumed—the father is continued, and lives parted in old also ready. The remainder is by another hand, as follows: 1783, June 4, 3 o'clock, morn, died the Rev'd Samuel Cooke of the dropsy, aged 74. 1784, Feb. 13, died Miss Elizabeth Cooke Twenty-four shillings were granted the present Precinct clerk for his last year's services in that office. Also, in 1783, voted to make repairs to the meeting-house by building a belfry at the northeast end of the same, for the bell to stand u meeting-house. Rev. Samuel Cooke's abstract of births, baptisms, deaths and marriages in figures Statistical, 1739-1783. The admissions to the church during Rev. Samuel Cooke's ministry were 224, besides 121 by covenant and 3 by letter. T
hn Cutter, Jr., 1758-61. Dea. Joseph Adams, 1762-67—thanked, 1767, treasurer five years. Continued in office, 1768-81. In 1788 compensation was allowed him for 19 years service as Treasurer. Lieut. Samuel Cutter, 1782. Capt. William Adams, 1783, 1784 (1785—declined). Lieut. Daniel Brown, 1785 (declined). William Whittemore, 1785 (1786—excused). Seth Wyman, 1786—excused. Samuel Whittemore, Jr., 1786 (1787—excused). Samuel Locke, 1787—refused; 1788—excused. Jeduthun Wellir, 1776—excused. Samuel Whittemore, Jr., 1776, 1777. Samuel Hill 1777, 1780. Amos Warren, 1779—excused. (A committee was chosen to hire a collector in 1779.) William Cutter, 1781, 1785. Jeduthun Wellington, 1782. Jonathan Perry, 1783, 1790, 1791. Seth Stone, 1784, 1788 (The collectorship set up at vendue, 1788.) Dea. Joseph Adams, 1786. Enoch Wellington, 1787. Eben'r Hall (collector for Mr. Fiske's settlement), 1788. Noah Russell, 1789, 1804, 1805.
c style of architecture, and was erected at the cost of $15,000, including an organ and other appurtenances. It was subjected to extensive repairs about 1871, at an expense of over $11,000. The ministers of the Society have been:—Thomas Green, 1783-93; position of minister vacant, 1794-1818; Benjamin C. Grafton, 1818-23; John Ormsby, 1824-27; Ebenezer Nelson, 1828-34; Appleton Morse and Charles Miller, 1834-38; So given in the Arlington Baptist Church Book, but not recognized as such in t Orthodox churches, residing in West Cambridge and its vicinity, met at the residence of Miss Anna Bradshaw, for religious worship. Miss Bradshaw, the grand-daughter of the Rev. Samuel Cooke, the first minister of the Old Parish of the town (1739-1783), resided in the old parsonage of her grandfather on Pleasant Street, next the burying-ground. The Rev. Dr. Albro, of Cambridge, was present on the above evening, and addressed the meeting. A weekly meeting for conference and prayer was at this
, bapt. 12 Apr. 1778, m. George Prentice, Jr., 7 June, 1804 (d. 29 June, 1860). Capt. William was a Pct. committeeman and assessor 1773, 1774; Precinct treasurer, 1783, 1784; and resided in the old Adams House which formerly stood near the railroad depot. See Wyman's Chas., p. 7. 5. John, s. of Thomas (2), m. two wives [firstord, 9 Nov. 1794; Ruthy, b. 26, bap. 27 Apr. 1777, m. Jonathan F. Russell, 9 Apr. 1809; Isaac, b. 7, bap. 13 Aug. 1780. Ephraim the father was selectman of Camb. 1783-1788; Pct. committeeman, 1776-85; Pct. assessor, 1776-85, 1794. A second w. Martha (Boylston, m. 1794), d. 10 Nov. 1824, a. 68 (g. s.). See Wyman's Charlestown, 1harles, bap. 4 Dec. 1796. Jonathan and his wife were dism. from this ch. to the ch. in Dublin, 4 Nov. 1798. He was a Pct. assessor here in 1793; Pct. collector, 1783, 1790, 1791. 7. Joseph, s. of James (3), d. 19 May, 1803, a. 39. See Wyman, 739. 8. James, s. of James (4), m. Rebecca Brown, of Lexington, 10 June, 1798.
General Index. Abstract of births, &c, 1739-1783, 101, 102 Act for establishing Fire Department, 155 Action of the town during last war with Great Britain, 136 Adams's (Capt.) company in French War, 36, 37, 184 Admissions to, and dismissions from the Church, 101, 123, 125, 242 Agricultural characteristics of the inhabitants, 148 Amount contributed by the town during the war, 1861-65, 159 Anecdote of Rev. Mr. Cooke's canonicals lost, 82, 83 Answer of Rev. Thaddeus Fiske, to call for settlement, 1788, 106; his ordination, 107,123, 124 Antipedo-baptists, 48 Area of Second Parish in Cambridge, 110 Arlington, Advocate, newspaper, 164; Heights, 130, 163-165; celebration of change of name, remarks by Hon. Charles Sumner, 161, 162; Land Company, 163, 164; name of West Cambridge changed to, 4,160; Public Library, 142, 163, 165; Schools, 163, 165; Water Works, 162, 163 Autobiography of Rev. Samuel Cooke, 29, 31, 89-92 Baptists, 49, 86, 104-106, 125