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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 0 Browse Search
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fficer with this name appears on our records. Jan. 1, 1794.--Voted that the selectmen purchase a new cushion for the pulpit. They accordingly purchased the green velvet one, which some of us, who preached our first sermon from it, remember with all the distinctness that people remember the time when they had that great fever. May 12, 1794.--A new pew in Medford meeting-house sold at auction, at twenty-four pounds. In the same year, good oak wood sold at one pound per cord. 1794.--Joseph Kidder, son of Deacon Samuel Kidder, strayed from home into the woods back of Pasture till. He was three years old; and, being weary, he fell asleep under an apple-tree, and there slept till the next day. It was in July, and the weather very clear. The disappearance of the child created great alarm; and many inhabitants spent the night in traversing the woods, searching the clay-pits, and dredging the river. During the forenoon, he was found near where he slept, his head filled with dew, and
the City Clerk, endorsed, Men enlisted in Cambridge against Canada, 1745 and 1746, containing the following names: Capt. [William] Phips, Lieut. [Spencer] Phips, Lieut. Moore, Sergeant Gee, Sam uel Andrew, William Barrett, Jr., John Batherick, W. Brown, Nathaniel Chad ick, Downing Champney, Solomon Champney, John Clark, Abraham Colfrey, Benjamin Crackbone, Robert Crowell, Cutter's Man,——Fillebrown, Simon Goddinz, Nathaniel Hancock, Andrew Hill, Andrew Hinds, William How, Edward Jackson, Joseph Kidder, Cuffe Monis, William Morse, Thomas Patrick, Reuben Prentice, Edward Pursley, John Smith, Solomon Smith, John Sparhawk, Edward Stanley, Michael Stanley, Jonathan Stedman,——Webber, William Woodhouse. I have gleaned from the muster rolls, preserved in the State House, the names of probably only a portion of the Cambridge officers and privates who served in that war. Of officers, Capt. Thomas Adams, Capt. William Angier, Lieut. Leonard Jones, and Ensigns Joseph Chadwick and John Dickson.