station of the same in Medford and West Cambridge.—Editor.
The Rev. Andrew Bigelow published a minute account of his travels in North Britain and Ireland, also a journal of a tour through Malta and Sicily; and many sermons.
The Rev. Nathaniel Hall published sermons and discourses.
The Rev. John Pierpont, poet and author, was one of the most celebrated divines of Medford.
He wrote the Portrait in 1812; Airs of Palestine, 1816, published with added poems in 1850; Sabbath Recreations, 1839; Lays of the Sabbath, 1850; Pilgrims of Plymouth, 1856.
He was deeply interested in the cause of education and compiled a number of readers for use in schools.
The American First Class Book is one of the most notable books of its kind and still sought.
On his stone at Mount Auburn is carved the words, Poet, Patriot, Preacher, Philosopher, Philanthropist.
The Rev. William Henry Furness was a distinguished theologian whose sermons were published, best known for his books, Jesus, and Jesu
who died there on December 17, 1902.
He was a carpenter and builder and a thorough mechanic, as was also his partner and brother, Theophilus.
The brothers were familiarly called Cope and Tope by all the old-timers of Medford.
Cleopas outlived his brother.
When the Unitarian Church was burned he rang the bell in alarm until the rope burned off and fell, useless.
The old Watson house has been a near neighbor to three houses of worship: the last built by the town; the Unitarian, built in 1839 (on which was the old Paul Revere bell and the clock given by Peter C. Brooks, both in service on the former house and destroyed by the fire); and the present stone edifice of the First Parish.
Since Cleopas Johnson's death the house has been unoccupied and falling into decay.
It is now to give place to dwellings of modern type and containing such accessories and conveniences as were little dreamed of when Mr. Watson built it or Doctor Brooks entertained America's first President within