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athan Wade1668. Edward Collins1669. John Call1669. Daniel Deane1669. Samuel Hayward1670. Caleb Brooks1672. Daniel Markham1675. John Whitmore1678. John Greenland1678. Daniel Woodward1679. Isaick house on Ship Street to the west brick house, now standing behind the house of the late Governor Brooks. Soon the population stretched westward to Mystic Pond; and, when the inhabitants came to illis); bounded by Charlestown northerly, Mistick River southerly, Mr. Wade's land easterly, and Brooks's and Wheeler's lands westerly. March 29, 1675: Ed. Collins sells a piece of land to Daniel M57, we find the following record: Voted, that Samuel Brooks, Esq., Stephen Hall, Esq., and Capt. Caleb Brooks, be a Committee to agree with suitable persons to rebuild the south side of Medford great n October, 1789, when he visited Salem. At that time, he came to Medford to see his friend, General Brooks, who lived in the first house west of the meeting-house. Medford opposed the building of th
6, 1758: Voted that Samuel Brooks, Esq., Capt. Caleb Brooks, Zech. Poole, Stephen Bradshaw, Capt. F796. Ebenezer Hall1798. John Brooks1803. Caleb Brooks1804. Jonathan Porter1808. Nathan Waite181the virtues displayed by their children. Mrs. Brooks had an excellent friend in her physician, D of these companies was raised in Reading, and Brooks was elected to command it. He gave all tile atitable biographer, is peculiarly applicable to Brooks:-- Nec Agricola licenter, more juvenum, quial expedient; and it is highly honorable to Col. Brooks that he was among the first who opposed it.ath of Gen. Lincoln, their first president, Gen. Brooks was elected to succeed him. He was a memlic career, let us for a moment contemplate Gov. Brooks in his private character; and perhaps we maituation, he never was idle. The mind of Gov. Brooks was clear in its perceptions, and discriminars had gone to Concord. I ran directly to Major Brooks, and asked if he were going to Concord, and[11 more...]
e sole business of the meeting. The result was as follows:-- Caleb BrookschosenCaptain. Stephen Hall, 4th1st Lieutenant. Daniel Tufts2d hey were all Medford men, as follows:-- Isaac Hall, Captain; Caleb Brooks, Lieutenant; Stephen Hall, Ensign; Thomas Pritchard, Isaac Tufts for the purpose of taking command of another company; and Lieutenant Caleb Brooks was chosen captain in his stead, and, as such, made a repoed to Medford; and they were the following: Isaac Hall, Captain; Caleb Brooks, Lieutenant. The privates were: Benjamin Floyd, James Wyman, Joe of the Medford company on parade, and took great pains to ask General Brooks what corps it was. He passed a high compliment on it. There ready provided for the general government of the militia. Major-General Brooks certified to the Governor, in 1786, that he thought it exped adopted the name of Brooks Phalanx, in honor of his late Excellency Governor Brooks. Oct. 11, 1841: The following officers were chosen:--
cannot imagine. In 1720, Mr. Holmes says:-- Why this practice should be discontinued by any of the disciples of Jesus, I see no reason. I am persuaded it cannot be alleged to be any part of our reformation from Popish superstition. 1759: Chose Brother Ebenezer Brooks a deacon, unanimously. March 24, 1767: Brothers Isaac Warren and Samuel Kidder were chosen deacons. March 7, 1763: Deacon Benjamin Willis, Deacon Jonathan Bradshaw, Deacon Ebenezer Brooks, Dr. Simon Tufts, Captain Caleb Brooks, Stephen Hall, Esq., Samuel Brooks, Esq., Mr. Samuel Angier, and Mr. Hugh Floyd, were chosen a Committee to treat with Rev. Mr. Turell, relating to the singing of Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms in the congregation, instead of the common version now sung, and are to make report at the next May meeting. This Committee report to resign Dunster's version, and to adopt Tate and Brady's. At the above meeting, a Committee was chosen to prepare a place for all the singers to si
town. Heretofore, schools had been kept in private houses; but, Feb. 22, 1720, it was voted to build a schoolhouse. Dec. 12, 1720: Two schools proposed and organized for the first time; one for the west end, and the other for the east. Mr. Caleb Brooks was engaged to keep the west school for three months, at two pounds per month; Mr. Henry Davison the east, at the same price. In these ways, primary instruction was provided for. Although, in their votes, they used the word established, ifficiently explain the facts. Materials for a history of Massachusetts schools. The communications in our former numbers, respecting the Bridgewater Normal School and the late annual address before the pupils, have induced a friend of Mr. Brooks to write him, and ask about his first movements in the Old Colony. He reluctantly yielded to write an account; but, as it connects itself so closely with the cause of education in our Commonwealth, we think our readers may be glad to see it.--
feet between joints. The committee to whom was intrusted this important work, with full power to act therein, were Caleb Brooks and Thomas Willis, to be joined by the Selectmen, Joseph Hall and John Tufts. Owing to some obstacles, the house was , 1695. At this time a subscription was opened, and one pound was subscribed by the following persons: Thomas Willis, Caleb Brooks, Stephen Francis, Stephen Willis, John Francis, John Whitmore, John Bradshoe, Jonathan Tufts, John Hall, jun., Nathani pounds. The meeting-house having been completed in May, 1696, five gentlemen — viz., Peter Tufts, John Hall, sen., Caleb Brooks, Stephen Francis, and Stephen Willis — were chosen the committee to place the inhabitants in the meeting-house; the Searge; and, for these and the like reasons, we enter against said vote as being illegal and unjust. John Whitmore. Caleb Brooks. Nathaniel Francis. John Winship. William Willis. Stephen Hall. Jonathan Hall. Stephen Willis. Oliver Attwood.
round were made in a yard owned by Thomas Brooks, Esq. That yard was near Mystic River, about half-way between Rock Hill and the Lowell Railroad Bridge. In that yard, Samuel Francis made bricks as early as 1750, and sold them at ten shillings per thousand (lawful money). Mr. Brooks carried on the manufacture in 1760, and sold them at fifteen shillings. Mr. Stephen Hall was the next occupant of that yard, which has been discontinued since 1800. In 1795, the price was four dollars. Captain Caleb Brooks made bricks on the land occupied by the second meeting-house. The banks remain visible at this time. A bed of clay was opened, in 1805, about forty rods east of the Wear Bridge, on land belonging to Spencer Bucknam, lying on the north side of the road. Only one kiln was burned there. Fountain-yards.--These yards, which were near the Fountain house, about eighty rods east of Gravelly Bridge, were early in order of age. Messrs. William Tufts, Thomas Bradshaw, Hutchinson Tufts, B
tants as follows:--  £s.d. Capt. Jonathan Wade064 Capt. Nathaniel Wade043 John Hall033 Caleb Brooks0111 Thomas Willis037 Stephen Willis0110 Peter Tufts, jun.034 Stephen Francis0110 John Whlebrown030000000 Richard Martin030041005 Jonathan Tomson030041004 Edward Oakes03001210031 Caleb Brooks030013000 Matthew Ellis000034058 Abner Harris000036005 Jonathan Tufts000039000 James Wrighfor more than $100:-- Samuel Albree. Asa Adams. Benjamin Hovey. Benjamin Teal. Caleb Brooks. John Bishop. Abigail Bishop. Samuel Swan. Ebenezer Thompson. Nathan Wait. ks and Rufus Frost. John Brooks and Mary Patten. John Brooks. Jethro Townsend. Caleb Brooks, jun. Thomas Brooks. S. Buel and Augustus Hunt. Thomas Bradshaw. Andrew Blanchard. firmative; and the selectmen, Captain Tufts, Deacon Willis, Deacon Whitmore, Ensign Francis, Captain Brooks, and Ensign Hall, were appointed the committee to plan the enlargement proposed. The commit
es.  5Mary, m. Tim. Wheeler, of Concord. (According to Mr. Shattuck, probably others.) 1-3CALEB Brooks lived at Concord until 1679. He m., successively, the two daus. of Thomas Atkinson; viz., S00.  22Sarah, b. Apr. 17, 1702; m. Rev. Shearjashub Brown, of Scituate, Feb. 12, 1736. 11-13CALEB Brooks, m., 2d, Ruth Albree, Mar. 1, 1750, by whom he had--  13-23Theodore, b. Jan. 2, 1751.  24Jo7; m. Rev. Jacob Burnap, 1776.  27Hannah, bap. Feb. 12, 1760; m. Francis Burns, 1794.   Captain Caleb Brooks, so called, m., 1st, Mary Wyer, and had by her five sons and five daughters. His homeste Kidder m. Rachel----, and had--    Hannah,b. Sept. 2, 1696. Dorothy,   Mary Kidder m. Caleb Brooks, Jan. 1, 1767.   Isaac Kidder of Woburn, m. Ann Goodwin, Nov. 25, 1775.   Mary Kidder of Cht, June 4, 1744. James Wyman, of Woburn, m. Elizabeth Brooks, May 18, 1787. Phebe Wyman, m. Caleb Brooks, 2d, Nov. 20, 1800. James Wyman, m. Susanna Cutter. Joseph Wyman, m. Ruth Feroll, M
Corrigenda. Page 41.Samuel Cradock was clerk of Thissleton, not elder of Chapleton. Page 502.There is evidently an error in the record of George Blanchard's death. The date probably refers to his father, or other relative. Page 506.Thomas Brooks had lot assigned 1634, not 1631. Page 506.Hannah, second wife of Caleb Brooks (No. 1-3), was born March 5, 1644. Page 518.John Hall (No. 2-10) married Jemima, daughter of Captain Joseph Sill. Page 519.Percival Hall was not representative to Provincial Congress, as he died twenty-two years previously. Page 538.Mr. Savage declines the responsibility of more than the early part of the record of the Royalls. Page 538.The wife of Isaac Royall (No. 2-5) was buried from the house of Dr. Oliver, at Dorchester; which strengthens the probability of her first marriage. He had a daughter Elizabeth, born 1741; died July 9, 1747. Page 538.Colonel Royall (No. 5-11) had a daughter, who married George Erving, of Boston. He (Colonel R.) die
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