ildings destroyed were replaced by cheaper structures, many of which are still in existence.
The Tufts lot, corner of South and Main streets, remained vacant for many years.
Finally, the Central Engine House was built there.
Ancestry of Aaron Blanchard, periwig-maker.
I. Thomas Blanchard, the emigrant, came from Hampshire, England, in 1639.
He lived in Braintree, Mass., from 1646 to 1651.
In February, 1651, he bought of Rev. John Wilson, Jr., pastor of the church in Dorchester, a housin 1654; married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Shepard of Charlestown, April 13, 1681.
He had seven children, and died in Charlestown, on the Blanchard Farm, October 24, 1694, aged 40.
His gravestone is in the Medford burying ground.
Aaron Blanchard, twin son of Joseph and Hannah (Shepard), was born March 4, 1690; married Sarah——; had twelve children; died at Medford, September 30, 1769 (?)
V. Aaron Blanchard, Jr., son of Aaron and Sarah ——, was born in Medford, May 21, 1722; marrie
Dunster, RebeccaMasson town,June 6, 1770In family of Joseph Tufts.
Eades, Josiah (?)Watertown,June 21, 1755Orphan.
Apprentice to Ebenr. Tidd.
Eastabrooks, Nehemiah wife and child'nJan. 30, 1791Distiller.
Emerson, AbigailCambridge,Mar. 27, 1754Feb. 26, 1755In service to Zacheriah Poole.
English, WilliamAug. 31, 1797
Evens, AnnaWilmington,Sept. 17, 1765Sept. 1, 1756In service to Hezekiah Blanchard.
Farley, MaryBillerica,Aug. 12, 1765Feb. 24, 1766In family of Aaron Blanchard.
Age 15.Jan. 30, 1791
Fillebrown, JamesCambridge,Mar. 10 1766May 16, 1767Apprentice to Nath'l Pierce.
Over the Hill to the poorhouse. By Helen T. Wild.
THE poor ye have always with you is amply exemplified in town records from the earliest times.
The meeting-house, the minister, and the town charges furnish the bulk of subject matter for the early books.
One cannot read these ancient documents without realizing the truth of a recent newspaper s