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Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908,
Union Square
and its neighborhood about the year 1846. (search)
minent storekeepers; and many others. Our family moved from Malden to Somerville in 1846 to a residence and store then facing on Union square, and owned by Jeremiah Jordan, a professional musician, I think connected with Ditson's music store. A man named Gossom kept store in this building when we moved to it; the building was isans and business men. In 1846, besides Jordan's house, I think there were only two others fronting on the square; one, Mrs. Mary B. Homer's, was just west of Jordan's, and like his was a dwelling with a store in front, kept by Mrs. Homer; her children were Jacob, George W., Annie, and Mary. Some of her descendants I think st of the Civil war, who has honored Somerville with his commendatory army record. In front of Mr. Giles' house stood another public pump; the two public pumps, Jordan's and Giles', stared pleasantly at each other across the square, and with outstretched hands vied with one another in extending their aqueous hospitality to thirs
, Captain, John, 22. Hudson, Charles H., 41. Hunnewell, Charles, 50, 51, Hunnewell, James, 51. Hunnewell, Joseph, 51. Hurnnewell, Richard, 50, 51. Hunnewell, Thomas, 50. Hunnewell, William, 50. Hunt, Captain C. R., 46. Hutchinson, Governor, 1. Hyde, Richard J., 18, 22. Hyde, Thomas, 56. Ipswich, Mass., 2. Ireland, George W., 15, 16. Ireland, Jonathan, 15. Jamaica Plain, 15. James River, 64, 65, 70. Jaquith, Abraham, 31. Jerusalem Plank Road, 69. Jones, Edward, 28. Jordan, Jeremiah, 5. Joy, Benjamin, 54. Joy Street, 12. Keedersville, Md., 20 Kelley's Ford, 22, 44. Kenneston, Illiot, 18. Kent, John, 31, 49. Kent, Lucy, 50, 52. Kent, Rebecca, 50, 53. Kent, Samuel, 50, 52, 53. Kent, Sarah. 50, 53. Keyes, Colonel, Rolin, 5. Keyes, R. W., 41. Kettle, Abigail, 50. Kettle, Mary, 50. Kettle Run, Va., 43. Kettle, Samuel, 50. Kidder, Andrew M., 11. Kidder, Arthur T., 11. Kilcop, William, 31. Kingman,———, 14. Kinsley, Albert C., 12. Kinsley, Capta<
up there) lived on High street opposite the old Meeting House (Unitarian) until she married Jeremiah Jordan. She had many a time told us of Lafayette's visit to Medford; that he was entertained at t music and selected the hymns for church service at Rev. Mr. Marvin's (Orthodox) church. Jeremiah Jordan organized the first Medford Band and was instrumental in bringing Burdett of the Boston Brile of Lexington and Concord and the first to respond to the second call. My grandfather, Jeremiah Jordan, married Benjamin Floyd's daughter, Patty Floyd. Grandfather Jordan sailed from PortsmouthJordan sailed from Portsmouth on a privateering expedition and was thrice captured by the British and incarcerated in Dartmoor Prison. Finally the vessel was captured by pirates and the captain and first mate (grandfather) were ime the family of J. J. lived in Portsmouth and soon after went to Medford, when my father (Jeremiah Jordan 3d) was about ten years of age. My two brothers, George Webster and Henry Lincoln, enlis