Memoirs, p. 175.
By the official census, it appears that the population of Cambridge was 1,586 in 1776, and 2,115 in 1790; a very large proportion of which number served in the Revolutionary Army.
My list is doubtless imperfect; yet it contains more than four hundred and fifty names.
Among the officers were Colonels Ebenezer Bridge, Thomas Gardner, Samuel Thatcher; Captains, Benjamin Locke, John Walton; Lieutenants, Solomon Bowman, Samuel Butterfield, William Colson, Stephen Frost, Samuel Locke, Josiah Moore, Josiah Warren, Jotham Walton, John Wyman; Sergeants, Joseph Bates, Joseph Belknap, Nathaniel Bemis, Oliver Brown, John Burns, John Cutter, Josiah Dana, James Fillebrown, Thomas Fillebrown, Belcher Hancock, William Harrington, Moses Hovey, James Kettle, Isaac Learned, Joseph Trask, Isaac Tufts, Elkanah Welch, Jeduthun Wellington; Corporals, Michael Applebee, Ebenezer Brown, Stephen Cook, Moses Coolidge, John Cooper, Thomas Cutter, James Fowle, Joshua Gamage, John Hackleton,
Daniel Dana, 1783.
Jonathan Winship, 1784-1789, 1793, 1794.
William Winthrop, 1786, 1789-1791, 1793, 1794, 1799, 1800-1802.
Walter Dickson, 1786-1788, 1791, 1792.
Samuel Butterfield, 1787, 1788.
Ephraim Cook, 1789, 1790.
Samuel Locke, 1789, 1790.
James Robbins, 1789.
Moses Griggs, 1790-1792.
Richard Richardson, 1791-1795.
George Prentiss, 1791, 1792.
John Walton, 1793, 1794, 1796-1798, 1809-1811.
Tim. L. Jennison, 1795, 1806, 1817.
Dr. Aaron Hill, 1795-1777, 1778, 1780– 1806.
Benjamin Locke, 1778, 1788, 1789.
Thomas Farrington, 1779.
Ammi Cutter, 1779, 1781-1786.
Abraham Watson [2d], 1780, 1781.
William Whittemore, 1780.
Samuel Thatcher, 1783-1786.
Thomas Cutter, 1787.
Samuel Locke, 1790-1805.
Ebenezer Wyeth, 1793-1796.
Aaron Hill [2d], 1797-1805, 1807.
Josiah Moore, 1806, 1808-1813.
Ichabod Fessenden, 1806.
George Prentice, 1807.
Newell Bent, 1807.
Maj. Jonas Wyeth, 1808, 1809, 1812,
Thomas the f. was a captain, resided a few years at Worc., but returned to Menot.
about 1748, where he kept a tavern, and d. there in October 1802, a. 89.
5. Joseph, s. of Joseph (3), m. Martha, dau. of Ephraim Frost, 10 Jan. 1739-40; she d. 23 Dec. 1749, and he m. Hannah Hall 11 Sept. 1750.
were Anna, b. 14 Dec. 1740, m. Timothy Tufts of Medf.
7 May, 1761, and d. 8 Oct. 1825; Joseph, b. 29 Nov. 1743, m. Lucy Kent 6 Sept. 1770; Martha, b. 25 Sept. 1746, m. Samuel Locke, Jr., 16 May 1771; Thomas, b. 19 July 1751, m. Martha Stone 28 May 1780, rem. to New Salem, where he d. 27 June 1848, a. nearly 97; his w. Martha d. 22 Jan. 1847, a. 96; Rebecca, b. 16 Aug. 1753, d. unm.
19 May 1834; Hannah, b. 12 April 1756, m. Peter Tufts, 3d, of Medf.
22 July 1773, and d. 24 Jan. 1843; Susanna, b. 26 June 1758, m. Gershom Teele of Medf.
3 Oct. 1776, and d. 28 June 1828; Mary, b. 13 Feb. 1761, m. Benjamin Winship, 4 April 1788, and d. 2 Oct. 1846; Nathan, b. 9 Aug. 176
adway and Elm street, was set off to Charlestown.
Mr. Tufts died in 1832.
Of his eleven children, Peter and Joel were the only ones especially identified with Somerville.
Sons Thomas and Aaron settled in New York state, and have numerous descendants; the daughters Hannah and Anne married respectively Samuel Tufts, Jr., and Isaac Tufts.
Peter Tufts, Jr., son of the Peter last named, was born in 1774.
He twice married,—first Martha, the daughter of Lieutenant Samuel and Margaret (Adams) Locke, of West Cambridge; and second, Anne Benjamin, daughter of Deacon Ephraim Cutter. He had twelve children.
Peter Tufts, Jr., lived a life of great activity.
He was keeper of the Powder House, and when in 1815 the powder was transferred to the new storehouse at the end of Magazine street, Cambridgeport, he continued as keeper, took up his residence near the magazine and died there in 1825. Mr. Tufts was a civil engineer by profession, and among the many Peters is designated as Peter, the su
Mrs. Martha, h. Cambridge.
Leland, Caleb W., h. Elm.
Leland, Warren S., yeoman, h. Elm.
Leland, Thomas J., b. provision dealer, h. Elm.
Leland, John, b. carriage maker, h. Cambridge.
Leonard, F. E., b. hardware, h. Bow.
Lillie, Thomas, b. carriage-smith, Spring hill.
mason, h. Prospect.
Learned, Gearfield, b. publisher, h. Sycamore.
Lane, Josiah, h. near Beacon.
Little, Nicholas, h. Beech.
Littlefield, Joshua, laborer, h. Garden court.
Locke, Irene, teacher, boards with D. L. Marrett, Bow.
Marshall, Chester, h. near Milk
Mackintire, James, groceries, h. Mt. Pleasant.
Magoun, John C., yeoman, Broadway.
Magoun, John A., painter, Broadway.
marble worker, h. Milk.
Marrett, D. A., grocer, h. Bow.
Marsh, William, carpenter, h. Joy.
Marshall, Wizeman, tragedian, h. Hamlet.
McDermot, Daniel, watchman, bleachery, h. Milk.
Merrill, Lewis F., lard trier, h. Medford.
Merrill, Asa, teamster, h.
Lawler, Major, I.—38.
Lawrence, Daniel, II.—13.
Lee, General F., I.—38.
Lee, General, Charles, Headquarters of. II.—23, 24.
Lee, Robert E., army of, III.—24; IV.—25.
Leland, Caleb, House, II.—23, 26.
Lexington, battle of, II.—28, 29.
Lidgett, Charles, IV.—10.
Lidgett, Lieutenant Colonel, IV.—10.
Lidgett, Elizabeth, IV.—10.
Lincoln, President, death of, II.—16.
Littlefield, Samuel, II.—19.
Locke, Margaret (Adams), II.—22.
Locke, Martha, II.—22.
Locke, Samuel, II.—22.
London Heights, I.—34, 36.
Long Bridge, I.—33.
Long Island, II.—29.
Longstreet, General, I.—36.
Loring Family, The, II.—26.
Lothrop, D., Co., I.—8, 11.
Lowden, Sergeant, Ried, III.—10.
Lowell R. R., III.—15.
Lowell R. R., bridge over, III.—15.
Lowell Street, Somerville, II.—21; III.—14.
Luray Valley, I.—36.
Lyndes, Joseph, III.—10.
Lyndes, Thomas, Sr., III.—8.
Lynn Academy, II.—29.