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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
ands and sons, it was a blessing to do something for their New Hampshire comrades. Among these faithful women was Sarah Bradlee Fulton, who later proved her bravery by carrying despatches into Boston during the siege, making the journey on foot at dead of night. In 1849 the graves of twenty-five soldiers of the Revolution, supposed to be New Hampshire men, were found on Water street by laborers digging a cellar. The bodies were removed to the Salem-street cemetery by the sexton, Mr. Jacob Brooks. When an old man, he took his grandson, Mr. Vining, to the spot and said: Here is where the Revolutionary soldiers are laid. Somebody will want to know sometime. After the battle of June 17 Winter Hill was occupied by Provincial troops, who immediately set about fortifying it. They had few implements to work with, having lost a large part of their scanty store at Charlestown. June 22 the General Court sent a message requesting the town of Medford to immediately supply Major Hale w
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., New Hampshire soldiers in Medford. (search)
o his home, where many people went to see them. What disposition was made of them is told by this record from the report of the selectmen, 1848-49: Cash paid Jacob Brooks for burying box of bones from land of N. H. Bishop, supposed to be the bones of Revolutionary soldiers, $2.50. Further evidence of the interest in this matter is found in the fact that Jacob Brooks, the town sexton, a few years later, when his grandson was assisting him in mowing the grass here, told the boy the story, and pointed out the spot with the admonition, Remember what I tell you. Some time some one will want to know. If the story of the finding of these bones remained in ped that a marker be placed for these New Hampshire men, but the spot could not be identified at first. The place was at last happily located by the grandson of Mr. Brooks before mentioned, Mr. J. W. Vining of this city, who came to this burying ground and pointed out the spot, repeating the words his grandfather had said to him y
1734, 1735. Bradshaw, John, 1736, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1750(part of the year), 1751, 1752, 1753. Bradshaw, Mercy, 1753, 1755. Bradshaw, Thomas, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 783, 1784, 785, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789. Brooks, James W., 1824, 1825. Brooks, Thomas, 1785, 1786, 1787. Crehore, Bowen, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820. Curtis, Eliphaz, 1807. Curtis, Lebeus, 1811. Dexter, George B., 1826, 1827, 1828. Dodge, William, 1769. Doggett, Isaac, 1754. Brooks, Thomas, 1785, 1786, 1787. Crehore, Bowen, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820. Curtis, Eliphaz, 1807. Curtis, Lebeus, 1811. Dexter, George B., 1826, 1827, 1828. Dodge, William, 1769. Doggett, Isaac, 1754. Floyd, Hugh, 1754, 1755, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, 1765, 1766, 1767, 1770, 1771, 1772. Floyd, Sarah, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748. Francis, John, Jr., 1717, 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1726. Francis, Capt. Thomas, 1783, 1784. Frost, Rufus, 1811. Goldthwait, Benjamin, 1760. Goldthwait, Charity, 1761. Hall, John, Jr., 1702, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706. Hall, John, Sr., 1696, 1700, 1701. Hall, Stephen, 1697, 1698, 1699. Hawkes, Jonathan, 1755, 1756,