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
T. Brooks, (under the Constitution）1780.
John B. Fitch1826.
Thomas R. Peck1833.
Frederick A. Kendall1834.
James O. Curtis18
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
, 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.
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
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--
29John, b. 1754.
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