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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 15 15 Browse Search
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ever tasted. Some years after this, Col. Baldwin took several scions to a public nursery, and from this circumstance they named the apple after him, which name it has since retained. In the gale of September, 1815, this parent tree fell; but very few parents have left behind so many flourishing and beloved children. The price of land has steadily increased from 2s. an acre in 1635, and 5s. in 1689, to $50 in 1778 and $100 in 1830, the same positions taken in all the dates. From the year 1800 to the present time, favorite house-lots have advanced in price so rapidly that $2,000 would be refused for a single acre. The fashionable retreat from city to suburban life has induced the owners of farms to cut up into house-lots their tillage lands, and sell them at public auction; because no farmer can afford to till land that will sell at two and three cents the square foot. Of the farmers of Medford we have nothing but good to report. From the earliest dates to the present time, th
's bank, or Sandy bank (Cross Street), and build a bridge over Gravelly Creek. It was done; and made a convenient way to the tide-mill. See further account under the head of Mills. Medford Turnpike.--The construction of turnpikes in New England made an era in travelling and in speculations. Medford had long felt the need of a way to the metropolis more convenient for the transportation of heavy loads than that over Winter Hill. The first movement for a turnpike was made, about the year 1800, by citizens of Medford; and, in 1803, Benjamin Hall, John Brooks, Fitch Hall, Ebenezer Hall, 2d, and Samuel Buel, petitioned the Legislature for an act of incorporation. It was granted March 2d of that year. The name was Medford Turnpike corporation. The act required them to run the road easterly of Winter Hill and Plowed Hill. It must be three rods on the upland, and not more than six on the marsh. If not completed within three years, the grant was to be null and void. The Corporation
in 1769. The pews paid the greater part.   Lawful Money. Expenses from 1771 to 1772£55834 Expenses from 1777 to 17781,41444 Expenses from 1778 to 1779 (by tax)3,061186  Borrowed2,85000     (Depreciated money)5,311186 1779.Expenses (raised by tax)8,81400  Borrowed8,63544     Extra expenses on account of the war17,44944 1780.Raised by tax101,4011910  Borrowed5,38370     (Depreciated money)106,785610 1786.March, to March, 17871,440150 1790.Expenses of town for one year86156 1800.Expenses of town for one year$3,188.11 1810.Expenses of town for one year4,317.16 1820.Expenses of town for one year5,348.78 1830.Expenses of town for one year5,608.93 1835.Expenses of town for one year15,300.15 1840.Expenses of town for one year17,314.21 1845.Expenses of town for one year20,004.26 1850.Expenses of town for one year15,186.18 Since the year 1820, all the public buildings have been erected, such as town-house, school-houses, and engine-houses. The establish
d to it Washington's Farewell Address, and then to give a copy to each family in town. When February 22 arrived, the meeting-house in Medford was open for religious exercises, and the day was kept as sacred. During the presidential canvass, in 1800, party lines began to assume definiteness, and that great contest of parties arose which has vexed and steadied the nation ever since. Medford took strongly the side of opposition to the policy of Mr. Jefferson and his immediate successor, and su Benjamin Hall1770. Simon Tufts1772. Benjamin Hall1775. Thomas Brooks1776. T. Brooks, (under the Constitution)1780. Thomas Brooks1781. Aaron Hall1782. John Brooks1785. James Wyman1787. Thomas Brooks1788. Ebenezer Hall1789. Nathaniel Hall1800. Timothy Bigelow1808. Dudley Hall1813. Abner Bartlett1815. Turell Tufts1824. Thatcher Magoun1825. John B. Fitch1826. John Sparrell1831. Thomas R. Peck1833. Frederick A. Kendall1834. Timothy Cotting1834. John King1835. James O. Curtis18
as early as 1750, and sold them at ten shillings per thousand (lawful money). Mr. Brooks carried on the manufacture in 1760, and sold them at fifteen shillings. Mr. Stephen Hall was the next occupant of that yard, which has been discontinued since 1800. In 1795, the price was four dollars. Captain Caleb Brooks made bricks on the land occupied by the second meeting-house. The banks remain visible at this time. A bed of clay was opened, in 1805, about forty rods east of the Wear Bridge, onastern border of the town, for $122.50 per annum. The annual sales have lately been less than $200. The shad and alewives were abundant till 1815 or 1820, when they began gradually to withhold their visits. A writer says, that, about the year 1800, it was common to take fifteen hundred shad annually at Little River (near Fresh Pond); but that, in 1852, there was not one taken; and that, proportionally, a similar statement might be made concerning alewives. Nothing can frighten alewives;
ables for seven decades, from 1790 to 1850 inclusive. Medford stands thus: In 1790, its State valuation was $9,441.68; in 1800, $15,036,08; in 1810, $26,311.19; in 1820, $30,507.84; in 1830, $931,050; in 1840, $1,095,195.31; in 1850, real estate, $1,212,551.50; personal, $915,919. In these same years, Cambridge stands thus: In 1790, $25,291.-63; in 1800, $32,329.67; in 1810, $30,477.35; in 1820, $61,828.88; in 1830, $1,732,048; in 1840, $4,479,501.-43. Woburn, in 1790: $11,070.32; in 1800, $111800, $11,698.27; in 1810, $13,172.63; in 1820, $16,490.54; in 1830, $455,--030; in 1840, $687,388.09. Malden, in 1790: $7,486.81; in 1800, $11,932; in 1810, $15,858.34; in 1820, $19,622; in 1830, $360,878; in 1840, $586,136.15. These tables of taxes prove1800, $11,932; in 1810, $15,858.34; in 1820, $19,622; in 1830, $360,878; in 1840, $586,136.15. These tables of taxes prove how Medford, from small beginnings, gradually increased in numbers and wealth. There was never any sudden development of its resources, but a steadily increasing use of its natural advantages. Its march became more and more rapid as we approach th
ies, are as remarkable as greater in bodies full grown. The following records give the town's population at several epochs :-- 1707: Medford had 46 ratable polls; which number, multiplied by five, gives 230 inhabitants. In 1736, it had 133; which gives 665. In 1763, it had 104 houses; 147 families; 161 males under sixteen; 150 females under sixteen; 207 males above sixteen; 223 females above sixteen. Total, 741 inhabitants. In 1776, it had 967; in 1784, 981; in 1790, 1,029; in 1800, 1,114; in 1810, 1,443; in 1820, 1,474; in 1830, 1,755; in 1840, 2,478; in 1850, 3,749. In 1854, 1,299 residents in Medford were taxed. Manners and customs. The law-maxim, Consuetudo pro lege servatur, expresses what we all feel,--that custom is law; and is it not stronger than any statute? A free people project themselves into their custom and manners as a part of their freedom. So was it with our Medford ancestors. The children of our first settlers, removed from the sight and d
, 1795, all accounts in Medford were kept in dollars, cents, and mills. 1797.--Mrs. Benjamin Hall presented the town with a funeralpall, suitable to be used at the burial of young persons. 1798.--A deer reeve chosen in Medford. For what? 1800.--About this time, the Ohio fever prevailed; and some from Medford emigrated to that western land of promise. They have prospered greatly. A member of the United States Senate, and a member of the United States House of Representatives, at the pMedford gentlemen were speaking of a young man, who was acting the sorry part of spendthrift and libertine. One of the gentlemen said, Oh! He is sowing his wild oats. Yes, replied the other; and the fool don't know they'll all come up again. 1800.--After this time, commonable beasts --i. e., horses, oxen, cows, sheep, and hogs — were not allowed to go at large in the public roads. The first clerk of the market chosen, March 2, 1801. 1804.--During the first part of Rev. Dr. Osgood's m
young.  22Elizabeth.  23Timothy.  24John.  25William, minister at Andover. 15-23TIMOTHY Symmes m. Martha----, and had--  23-26Timothy, b. Dec. 23, 1800.  27William Wyman, b. Aug. 24, 1803. 15-24John Symmes m. Miss Dix, of Waltham, and had--  24-28Josiah.  29John, b. 1754.  30Abigail, m.----Cutter. 24-29John Symmes m. Elizabeth Wright, 1780, and had--  29-31John, b. Jan. 27, 1781; m. Pamela Richardson, 1804.  1TAINTER, Elisha L., b. in New Fane, Vt., 1777; m. Sarah P. Smith in 1800, who d. 1806, leaving two children:--  1-2Mary Ann, b. Aug., 1801.  3Albert, b. May, 1803.   He m., 2d, Lydia Fesenden, of Lexington; and d. Sept. 19, 1851, leaving, by his second wife,--  4Edwin, b. June, 1815.  5Adaline, b. 1817.  6Emmeline M., b. Dec., 1819.  7Lydia A., b. Dec., 1821.  8Cordelia, b. Dec., 1823.  1TOMPSON, Jonathan, m. Abigail----, and had--  1-2Phebe, b. Jan. 15, 1713.  3Ruth, b. Oct. 30, 1715.  4Jonathan, b. Apr. 10, 1720.   By 2d wife, L