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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) 1 1 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. 1 1 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. 1 1 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 1 1 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 1 1 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 1 1 Browse Search
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om he m. Mar. 20, 1760, had--  23-66Richard, b. Dec. 16, 1760.  67Loring, b. June 7, 1762.  68Samuel, b. Aug. 26, 1764.  69Daniel, b. June 25, 1766. 22-59CONVERS Francis m. Susanna Rand, May 11, 1788, who d. May 7, 1814, aged 48, and had--   James, b. June 12, 1789; lives at Wayland.   Susanna, b. Oct. 7, 1790; m. J. K. Frothingham, of Charlestown.   Mary, b. May 29, 1793; m. Warren Preston; d. Sept. 21, 1847.   Convers, b. Nov. 9, 1795; of Harvard College. [books.   Lydia, b. Feb. 11, 1802; m. David L. Child; has written several   Lydia Francis, m. Ebenezer Blount, Feb. 17, 1739.   Sarah Francis, m. Josiah Smith, of Lexington, Nov. 15, 1750.   Lydia Francis, m. Benjamin Tufts, March 4, 1779.   Hannah Francis, m. Isaac Amsdell, of Marlborough, June 7, 1725.   Lydia Francis, m. Nathaniel Pierce, Mar. 1, 1685.   Elizabeth Francis, d. Nov. 12, 1750.    Samuel Francis, jun., and his wifed. Oct. 15, 1775. d. May 15, 1775.   Jane, widow of John
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 (search)
Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 Author; born in Medford, Mass., Feb. 11, 1802; educated in the common schools; began her literary career in 1819; and was noted as a supporter of the abolition movement. In 1859 she sent a letter of sympathy to John Brown, who was then imprisoned at Harper's Ferry, offering to become his nurse. This offer he declined, but requested her to aid his family, which she did. Governor Wise, of Virginia, politely rebuked her in a letter, and another epistle from Senator Mason's wife threatened her with eternal punishment. These letters with her replies were subsequently published and reached a circulation of 300,000. In 1840-43 she was editor of the National Anti-slavery standard. Her publications include The rebels; The first settlers of New England; Freedman's book; Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans; Miria, a romance of the republic, etc. She died in Wayland, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880.
graduate, 1.213, lawyer and editor, 73, 273; comments on G.'s libel trial, 229; part in founding New Eng. A. S. Soc'y, 278-280; trustee Noyes Academy, 454; catechizes A. Lawrence, 455; literary style, 461; accompanies Thompson, 2.3; projected trip to Texas, 105; on non-resistance in A. S. Constitution, 304, on Third Party, 312; on World's Convention, 351, delegate thereto, 353; reporter for Standard, 360.—Letter to G., 2.1. Child, Isaac, 1.278. Child, Lydia Maria [b. Medford, Mass., Feb. 11, 1802; d. Wayland, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880], nee Francis, married D. L. Child, 1.73; religious views censured by G., 157; talks about G. during his imprisonment, 229; first meeting and its effect, 1.418, 2.90; her Appeal, 1.418, 2.90, and Oasis, 1.361, 2.39; literary style, 1.461; accompanies Thompson to N. Y., 2.3; describes Reign of Terror, 1.490; at Mrs. Chapman's, 2.105; at Miss Sargent's, 106; defines Transcendentalism and Perfectionism, 204; at Non-Resistance meeting, 327; made member Exec.
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Introduction. (search)
Introduction. In presenting to the public this memorial volume, its compilers deemed that a brief biographical introduction was necessary; and as a labor of love I have not been able to refuse their request to prepare it. Lydia Maria Francis was born in Medford, Massachusetts, February 11, 1802. Her father, Convers Francis, was a worthy and substantial citizen of that town. Her brother, Convers Francis, afterwards theological professor in Harvard College, was some years older than herself, and assisted her in her early home studies, though, with the perversity of an elder brother, he sometimes mystified her in answering her questions. Once, when she wished to know what was meant by Milton's raven down of darkness, which was made to smile when smoothed, he explained that it was only the fur of a black cat, which sparkled when stroked! Later in life this brother wrote of her, She has been a dear, good sister to me: would that I had been half as good a brother to her. Her e
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Lydia Maria child. (search)
, and has combined the authorship of more than thirty books and pamphlets with a singular devotion both to public and private philanthropies, and with almost too exacting a faithfulness to the humblest domestic duties. Sero in coelum. May it be long before her full and final eulogy is written; but meanwhile it would be wrong to attempt even a sketch of her career without letting sympathy and love retain a large share in the service. Lydia Maria Francis was born at Medford, Mass., February 11th, 1802. Her ancestor, Richard Francis, came from England in 1636, and settled in Cambridge, where his tombstone may still be seen in the burial-ground. Her paternal grandfather, a weaver by trade, was in the Concord fight, and is said to have killed five of the enemy. Her father, Convers Francis, was a baker, first in West Cambridge, then in Medford, where he first introduced what are still called Medford crackers. He was a man of strong character and great industry. Though without much
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Sketches and tributes (search)
the promotion of the righteousness which exalteth a nation. Lydia Maria Child In 1882 a collection of the Letters of Lydia Maria Child was published, for which I wrote the following sketch, as an introduction:– in presenting to the public this memorial volume, its compilers deemed that a brief biographical introduction was necessary; and as a labor of love I have not been able to refuse their request to prepare it. Lydia Maria Francis was born in Medford, Massachusetts, February 11, 1802. Her father, Convers Francis, was a worthy and substantial citizen of that town. Her brother, Convers Francis, afterwards theological professor in Harvard College, was some years older than herself, and assisted her in her early home studies, though, with the perversity of an elder brother, he sometimes mystified her in answering her questions. Once, when she wished to know what was meant by Milton's raven down of darkness, which was made to smile when smoothed, he explained that it
the same company in 1758. 3. Benjamin, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. (being then of Charlestown this Pct. ) Lydia Convers of Medford, 7 Apr. 1757. Had here a son, b. 27 July, 1757, d. soon; James, b. 26 Apr., bap. 2 May, 1762; William, b. 21 July, bap. 12 Aug. 1764; Converse, bap. 27 July, 1766. Converse Francis was father of Converse, D. D., b. 9 Nov. 1795, Menotomy, H. U. 1815, minister at Watertown and professor Harv. Univ., d. 7 Apr. 1863; also of Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, b. Medford 11 Feb. 1802, the celebrated author. —See Wyman, 374; Drake's Biog. Diet. See Paige, 551; Wyman, 374, and Brooks's Medford, 388-389, 513-14. 4. Lucy, of Medford, m. Edward Wilson of Camb., 23 Nov. 1758. Prob. sister of the following. Thomas, of Charlestown, m. Susanna Hill of Camb., 11 July, 1771. He was major, and brother to Col. Ebenezer Francis, the distinguished Revolutionary officer. See Paige, 551; Wyman, 374. Richard was rated here, 1781. Son perhaps of Nathaniel (1)—see Wyman, 374. <
Her death occurred quite unexpectedly on the morning of the twentieth of October, 1880. She had been as well as usual, and had been making plans for the winter, when suddenly she complained of a severe pain, and before help could be summoned, passed gently away, in the seventy-ninth year of her age. A few friends from Medford drove up to her funeral on the beautiful October day, and listened to the inspired words of Wendell Phillips, as he stood by his old friend, with his hand on her coffin, and told us, as only he could, of the struggles and the triumphs which had built the noble character he described. Then, led by the whitehaired undertaker, the small procession slowly walked to the burying-ground near by, and as we stood there, in reverent silence, a magnificent rainbow spanned the eastern sky. Inscription on the stone at Mrs. Child's Grave in Wayland. Lydia Maria Child born Feb. 11, 1802 died Oct. 20, 1880 You call us dead We are not dead We are truly living now.
p was at the westerly end. I learn from the history of Medford that Mr. Francis of West Cambridge served his apprenticeship to the baking business with Capt. Ebenezer Hall in Medford, went back to West Cambridge for two years and then came to Medford in 1797. His Medford Crackers were famous. Mr. Francis remained in business till 1818, when my father, Capt. Andrew Blanchard, Jr. purchased the estate and resided on it until his death in 1853. Lydia Maria Child was born in the house February 11, 1802. Her brother, Rev. Converse Francis, D. D., was born in West Cambridge, November 9, 1795. What is now Ashland street was a lane which separated my father's estate from the Bishop estate. My father's land extended on the lane to the estate next to Mrs. Gill's and to Forest street. Mr. Luther Angier bought the Forest street part back to the lane. When Mr. Francis retired from business, the Withington Bakery (next door), was established, and for many years the Francis's ovens were us
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., Genealogy of the Francis family, 1645-1903. (search)
ter of Samuel of Lexington, whom he m. March 20, 1760, had:— 23-66Richard; b. Dec. 16, 1760. 67Loring; b. June 7, 1762. 68Samuel; b. Aug. 26, 1764. 69Daniel; b. June 25, 1766. 22-59CONVERS Francis; m. Susanna Rand, May 11, 1788, who d. May 7, 1814; children:— James; b. June 12, 1789; lived at Wayland. Susanna; b. Oct. 7, 1790; m. J. K. Frothingham of Charlestown. Mary; b. May 29, 1793; m. Warren Preston; d. Sept. 21, 1847. Convers; b. Nov. 9, 1795, of Harvard College. Lydia; b. Feb. 11, 1802; m. David L. Childs. She was noted as a novelist and an abolitionist. 15-28JOSEPH Francis and Elizabeth Usher, daughter of Hezekiah and Jane (Greenleaf); m. May 15, 1764; children:— Joseph. Elizabeth (married Tower). Mary (unmarried). John (kept a grocery store on Eliot street, Boston). Thomas Dakin (kept grocery store Pleasant street, Boston,) b. Oct. 6, 1785. Thomas Dakin Francis; m. Martha Everly Wise, in Boston, April 10, 1805 Children:— Joseph; (died in infancy). Marth