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were invited to conduct the religious exercises. Thus, after the death of their first minister, the inhabitants of Medford took steps to supply their pulpit with candidates; and, after hearing a few, they voted (May 25, 1724) to hear Mr. Turell two sabbaths, and Mr. Lowell one sabbath, and then make a choice. It was usual for the church to nominate the candidate, and for the town to elect him. On one occasion, the Medford church nominated three candidates at the same time. Mr. Nathaniel Leonard (H. C. 1719) was chosen: settlement, one hundred pounds; salary, eighty pounds. Mr. Samuel Dexter was afterwards chosen on the same terms. Both these gentlemen declined. Before this period, however, even as early as Oct. 1, 1722, the town, as a town, passed some resolutions which must have sounded bold to English ears. Voted that they would proceed to the choice of a minister by the majority of votes. Regardless of the church's claim to two votes, here is a true democracy recognized; an
eeler.  159Benjamin, m. Susan Stone.  160James, d. unm.  161Elizabeth, d. unm.  162Cynthia, d. unm.  163Sophia, d. aged 6.  164Lydia, m. David Sanborn.  165Leonard, m. Hepzibah Fosdick.  166Asa, m. Dorothy Danforth.  167Oliver, b. 1801; m. widow of his brother Asa. 66-109ASA Tufts m. Martha Adams, and had--  109-168Anna st, Fr. Wade; 2d, A. Hulin.  36Lydia C., m. Arley Plummer.  37Nancy A., m. Charles Philbrick.  38Eleazer, b. Aug. 25, 1810.  39James M., b. Nov. 12, 1814.  40Leonard B. b. Mar. 3, 1817.  41Henry W., b. Nov., 1819.  42Roland G., b. Jan. 6, 1823. 31-32John G. Usher m. Mary C. George, of Haverhill, who was b. Mar. 21, 1803; ans, who was b. July 24, 1819; and had--  40-52George L., b. May 15, 1844; d. Aug. 26, 1844.  53Frederic W., b. Oct. 5, 1847.  54Fannie E., b. Nov. 22, 1850.  55Leonard B., b. Jan. 21, 1852; d. Aug. 23, 1852. 31-41Henry W. Usher m. Deborah Cook, and has--  41-56Ella G.  57James L.  58Horace H.  59Arthur H.