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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
ly history, for the lady whom we are now discussing was a relative, a cousin of their father. It is not strange that in the matter of names a mistake should occur, for she had a middle name, not so common in her time as it is today, and the name of her last husband singularly was the same as her maiden name. Amelia was baptized, according to the First Parish records, October 6, 1799. She was the daughter of John and Lydia (Fulton) Bannister of Boston, who were married there by the Rev. James Freeman, December 31, 1789. Her mother was the daughter of John and Sarah (Bradlee) Fulton, our local heroine of the Revolution. There is one saying we do not have to take with a grain of salt, and that is, that no one can escape death and taxes, and the tax lists and assessors' books of New England towns are a great help in proving residence. Mr. and Mrs. Bannister became residents of Medford a few years after their marriage. His name is first found on the tax list 1797 and last in