ly so. Because of old associations they worshipped in the old meeting-house at Menotomy, but when his mother (and sister) came to Medford and lived in the old Bucknam house, she was taken into the Medford church and all her children baptized by Dr. Osgood who was a friend and contemporary of her grandfather, Dr. Cummings of Billerica.
Thereafter William's Sunday school days were divided between Menotomy and Medford, where such an institution was then something new. Miss Lucy Osgood directed it Miss Lucy Osgood directed it and Miss Elizabeth Brooks was his teacher.
Another innovation in William Warren's boyhood was the first stove in the Medford meeting-house in the winter of 1820.
As his mother did not come till two years later, chances are that he went to Menotomy with grandsire Warren, and so did not witness the novel installation, and just here we are led to make some mental comparisons of that time, less than a century ago, with the present fuel conservation that would close our churches, and the cold and s
d south of Summer street, and of Billy Gray's mansion on that street.
Samuel Gray of Salem married first Anna Orne of Marblehead, by whom he had six children.
He married a second time, at Medford, April 25, 1799, Mary, daughter of Rev. Edward Brooks and Abigail (Brown) Brooks.
There were seven children by this marriage.
It was natural, then, that he should finally settle in Medford.
Before the erection of the Angier-Boynton house, about seventy-five years ago, the house next below Dr. Osgood's was that of Isaac Warren, on the site of the one now west of the Public Library.
Isaac Warren was made deacon of the church, 1767.
His son, also named Isaac, inherited the so-called mansion and lived there.
A later tenant was Dr. Luther Stearns, who, when the place was sold to Samuel Gray, moved to the vicinity of what was later the Medford turnpike, and opened his academy.
The Warren house was moved to a lot on the Woburn road (High street) further west and the Gray family lived in