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the southerly half of Mistick bridge and the causey adjoining became a charge to the town of Medford (the town tried in vain to secure the help of other towns in caring for the said south part of said bridge), and Samuel Brooks, Esq., Lieut. Stephen Hall, Jr., and Joseph Tufts were chosen a committee to manage affairs relating to the said southerly half of Mistick bridge and the causey adjoining. Medford town records say that July 25, 1757,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 bridge with wood or stone. We are now to consider the measures taken to place the whole charge of maintaining Mistick bridge upon the town of Medford, it being evident that the methods then existing were most unsatisfactory. At a town-meeting held in Woburn, July 21, 1760, a committee was chosen to agree with the town of Medford upon a sum of money, by the payment of which the said town of Wo
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
tted office in 1778, and at that time received £ 10-6-8, for his extraordinary services and expense as Treasurer. Ebenezer Brooks, Jr., was a half brother of Governor Brooks. He died in September, 1775. Deacon Kidder died in 1777. For years before his day, and almost continuously since, there has been a Deacon Kidder in Medford.rd minute-men, was a brother of Benjamin Hall, the Representative, and Richard Hall, the Town Clerk. He was in business with the former. His lieutenant was Caleb Brooks, brickmaker, a half brother of Dr. John Brooks. Ensign Stephen Hall was the eldest son of Stephen Hall, Tertius. He was born Jan. 3, 1745, and died at Revered the enemy at Boston. Captain Hall's company was ordered to Dorchester Heights; fifteen men at least were in Capt. Stephen Dana's company at The Lines. Capt. Caleb Brooks was at Prospect Hill. A few other men were at Fort No. 3, March 17, 1776, the enemy, seeing the determined attitude of the Provincials, sailed for Halif
Notes Names of those whose graves were marked by the Historical Society, April 19, 1898: John Blanchard, Thomas Bradshaw, Thomas Binford, Capt. Caleb Brooks, Lt.-Col. John Brooks (received title General after close of war), Rev. Edward Brooks (Chaplain), Hezekiah Blanchard, Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr., Jonas Dickson, Benjamin Francis, Benjamin Floyd, Benjamin Floyd, John Le Bosquet, Rev. David Osgood (Chaplain), John Oakes, Lt. Jonathan Porter, James Richardson, John Stimson, Johnes Symmes, Thomas Savels or Sables, Maj. Samuel Swan (received title after close of war), Benjamin Tufts, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Tufts, 3d, Corp. James Tufts, Jr., Samuel Teal, Ebenezer Tufts, Jonathan Tufts, David Vinton. Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston. Mr. John H. Hooper, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridg
ountry road except a short space by the house of Caleb Brooks, he having planted an orchard thereon, which bea said Highway from Woburn and Reding, running by Caleb Brooks' to Menotomy Mills and so on to Cambridge, accory, saving that the way go through the orchard of Caleb Brooks, shall be through said Brooks his yard, it beingBrooks his yard, it being judged by the Court to be the Country Highway, without any further compensation to be paid for it. Mr. Chan his History of Medford, says that the house of Caleb Brooks stood immediately in front of the Woburn road (Ghe mill was situated. It ran through the yard of Mr. Brooks, following the same general course in which Grovethe way now lyeth, three rod, which is between said Brooks and Jno. Francis, bounded in said Francis his land,cis fence as it now stands, and to extend into said Brooks his land, to the full extent of three rod, and from said Brooks his gate to Symms his farm three rod. . . . Reserving to Samuel Brooks his barn, one end of which