al Society, January 18, 1915.]
AARON Kimball Hathaway, born in Grafton, Mass., December 21, 1809.
Married August 29, 1836, Mary Ann Hale, daughter of Deacon Daniel Hale of Byfield Parish (now South Byfield), Newbury, Mass. He was fitted for college at Dummer Academy, South Byfield, and entered Dartmouth College, where he remained one year, then went to Amherst College and graduated in the year 1836.
He became principal of Warren Academy in Woburn, Mass., and remained there until the year 1842, when he went to North Carolina for his health, where he remained about one year.
On his return he came to Medford and taught the West Grammar School, then located in the old brick schoolhouse on the rear of the Unitarian Church lot on High street. (The high school was also in the same building.) His connection with this school commenced in August, 1843, and terminated in the year 1846.
During his term of service the school was transferred into the new high and grammar schoolhouse on High s
f the extensive building operations (in the locality named below) in recent years, and the present development of so-called College Acres, including the demolition of the Willis house, at the corner of Main street and Stearns avenue, the following, communicated by Mr. Francis Wait, is of interest:—
Squire Nathan Adams, also called Captain, owned a large farm on both sides of Main street. His dwelling-house stood on the site of the Mystic House.
Removed to Tufts square. After his death (1842) George E. Adams (a grandson) carried on the farm and had a milk route to Boston.
he (George) married, in 1847, Miss Staniels of Malden.
He moved the old house and built the house afterward called Mystic House, where he took his bride.
A driveway at the north side of his house led to his farmhouse, which was later moved on the opposite side of Main street. On the south side of his dwelling-house was an extensive apple orchard (destroyed by canker-worms in the '50s), which afterward became
The first became a merchant in the East Indies and died at the Cape of Good Hope in 1802.
Lucy married Benjamin Hall, Jr. (1754-1807), November 22, 1777.
Their home is still standing, just east of Governors avenue. Dr. Tufts' second wife was Elizabeth Hall, who was born May 15, 1743, and whom he married October 5, 1769.
She was the daughter of Hon. Stephen Hall (1704-1786), who was representative to the General Court, 1751, 1763.
The children by this union were Turell, born 1770, died 1842, unmarried; Cotton, born 1772, died 1835, was insane for forty-four years; Hall, born 1775, died 1801, at Surinam; Hepsibah, born 1777; Stephen, born 1779, died young.
His sons by the second wife were fond of gaiety, and were said to be rebellious to their father, who is said to have been severe towards them.
The home of this family, erected 1709 and taken down 1867, was on the corner of Main and Forest streets.
A view of it was published in the April register, 1909.
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