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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 1 1 Browse Search
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s a citizen of the town by vote, April 1, 1793, upon his written request, was a noble specimen of the gentleman of the old school. In 1809 he was governor of the Commonwealth. In 1796 he was appointed, with William Pinkney, a commissioner under Jay's treaty, to settle our claims against England for spoliation. Colonel Trumbull, who painted the portrait of Governor Gore, was chosen the fifth member of this commission. A little to the west on the north side was the farm and house of Dr. Josiah Clark, containing 150 acres. Here afterwards John Warren built a house, in which was used the old oak frame of the parsonage of Rev. Warham Williams; later, this was known as the Maxwell house. The old frame is still standing in the barn belonging to the residence of Mr. Bowker, Next west, and on the east side of Beaver Brook, was the old Parkhurst farm; the house was supposed to have been built by Samuel Parkhurst, a grandson of George who was born in 1618, was an early comer, and probably