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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30., The Brooks Estates in Medford from 1660 to 1927. (search)
ally by his greatgrandfather Samuel and lying beside the slave wall. Here he died in 1855. Gorham Brooks also made great purchases of land, so that he owned all the land on the westerly side of Groof the present estate on the west side of Grove street. With all this extensive property, Gorham Brooks clave to the simple house of his great-grandfather as a summer home. Like his father, GorhaGorham Brooks took an intense interest in agriculture and in beautifying his own estate. Others of the thirteen children of Peter Chardon Brooks who may interest especially a Medford audience were Abiging ground, where so many of his ancestors lie buried. In 1869, Mrs. Ellen Brooks, widow of Gorham Brooks, with her two sons, Shepherd and Peter C. the third, gave both land and church edifice to Gror the enlargement of the cemetery. In 1924, the heirs of Shepherd Brooks, through his son Gorham Brooks, made a gift to the city of the Flat Iron lot on Grove street for a public park. In 1926 an