He used the brook for power for his mill.
It seems probable that Rural avenue was a road to his house.
His grandson told how the road used to be blocked with snow in the winter.
There his children and his son's children were born.
The story of the clock Brooks received from his mother, who was Elizabeth Albree, daughter of John Albree.
She received the clock in the division of the estate of her father, Joseph Albree, in 1777.
At the same time, her brother, John Albree (1757-1842), received a silver spoon marked with the initials of the original John Albree and his wife: I. A. E. Each of these heirlooms has come down, and each has its particular injunction associated with it; that with the clock being that it shall always remain in the female line, and that with the spoon, that it shall always pass to the oldest son. The fact of these parallel heirlooms suggests that they have a common origin, which is readily seen to have been when the property of John Albree's only
Congregational, and the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In the last-named, however, services had been discontinued—resumed in 1842.
Among the little band, still holding their weekly gatherings at the home on High street, in 1840, was Moses Parsons, at Church, Boston, presented to this young sister church a table and communion set.
In the fall and winter months of 1841-42, services were continued in the Town Hall, which, however, soon grew too strait for them.
The Sunday evening services wereresent year, 1903.)
The Town Hall was now found to be inadequate to the needs of this infant church.
In the spring of 1842, a society called The First Baptist Society of Medford was legally incorporated, and a building lot secured on Salem streeo joined the church previous to 1850, only two are living today: Miss Elizabeth Healy, who joined the church by baptism in 1842, and who has lived for the greater part of her ninety sweet and gentle years in the home where she is receiving loving co