March 30 christened Mary Adams, and died September 20, 1800.
An infant child of the Bannisters died April 23, 1798.
Other children in this family were Josiah, David, Charles, Rinaldo.
She married first a Christopher Legge, had a son named Christopher Lucius Legge, who, when his mother married John Augustus Stone, took the name of Stone.
By her second husband she had a son named Henry F. Stone.
Her third husband was Nathaniel H. Bannister, who was born in Baltimore and died in New York, 1847.
He was not related to her father's family.
Each of these was an actor, the latter being also an author.
He wrote the equestrian drama, Putnam.
Amelia, the third in point of age, spent her early days in this town.
Then the family moved to Boston, where she was educated.
She soon acquired a taste for the stage.
She played for many years in New York and Philadelphia, but never in Boston, on account of her relatives' dislike for her having adopted the stage as a profession.
n to her the college corporation conveyed the ground for the named consideration of ninety dollars.
No mention of the monument was made in the deed, unless the rights, easements and appurtenances of its wording covered it, and the original description of boundary was followed—the stake and stones at each of three corners and the sapling pine at point begun at.
Several pitch pine trees are now near the old cairn, probably seedlings from the one mentioned, as it is hardly probable that in 1847 that one ceased growing or was endowed with perpetual youth.
The location is (by air line) about three and three-quarters miles from the observatory.
(The land was later sold by Mrs. Parker to E. S. Randall et al., and still later to another.)
More recent inquiry reveals the fact that a similar monument was built southward at Jamaica Plain; also, that in 1870 a building was erected at Tufts College (probably West Hall) that obstructed the view of this northern one.
In Vol. 8, Observat