The question has often been asked, Who were they?
and we have heard the reply, Six sisters, but that was incorrect. On p. 80, Vol.
VIII, Register, may be found the names of four of them, in a list of thirty-six natives of Medford who were living at the time of the anniversary celebration of 1905, and who had then attained the age of seventy-five years. The names of the six were written (upon protecting paper pasted upon the back of the frame), by its donor, the late George W. Stetson, April, 1910; who added, Taken in March, 1871.
They are (left to right):
[Miss] Sarah J. Blanchard,b. Jan. 13, 1829.
[Miss] Emeline A. Sparrell,b. Feb. 7, 1830.
Mrs. Lucy B. Conery, nee Butters,b. Feb. 2, 1829.
Mrs. John F. Sanborn,b. Dec. 1830.
Miss Ellen A. Jaquith,b. Aug. 3, 1829.
Mrs. Mary Peaslee, nee Butters,b. Dec. 14, 1832.
note.—Of the above, the first three and fifth are the four above alluded to.
Examination of the picture revealed the fact that brown paper backing was deter