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the world unto this day, the sum of £ 16. 16s. 10d. Errors excepted. At the March meeting the officers of the town were chosen ; and much stir was there through the village on that day. The result of one of them is thus recorded:-- At a town-meeting legally convened at Medford, March 6th, 1710, Lieut. Stephen Willis chosen Moderator; Peter Seccomb chosen Constable; Ebenezer Brooks, John Hall, and Samuel Wade, Selectmen; John Whitmore, jun., and Thomas Dill, Surveyors of highways; Benjamin Peirce and Isaac Farwell, Viewers of fences; Ichabod Peirce and John Albree, Wood-corders; Nath. Peirce, Hog constable. At said meeting, Lieut. Thomas Willis was chosen Tything-man and Sealer of weights and measures. At said meeting, the Selectmen were chosen Assessors for this year. 1711: Voted that the town's law-book be kept this year at the house of the Treasurer, for the use of the town. The town voted to prosecute those persons who had unlawfully voted aforetime. May 7, 1705: S
Sergeants; John Tufts, Gersham Teel, and Jonathan Greenleaf, Corporals; Timothy Hall, Drummer; William Farning, Fifer. Privates as follows: David Vinton, John Bucknam, Isaac Watson, Jonathan Lawrence, Jonathan Davis, Abel Richardson, James Tufts, jun., Samuel Tufts, 3d, Andrew Floyd, Benjamin Floyd, Andrew Blanchard, Samuel Tufts, John Francis, jun., Paul Dexter, John Smith, Abel Butterfield, Josiah Cutter, John Kemp, Eleazer Putnam, James Bucknam, jun., Aaron Crowell, Jonathan Tufts, Benjamin Peirce, Thomas Wakefield, Jonathan Teel, Aaron Blanchard, Richard Cole, William Binford, Thomas Bradshaw, Daniel Tufts, Peter Tufts, jun., Ebenezer Tufts, Isaac Cooch, Daniel Conery, Richard Paine, William Polly, Peter Conery, David Hadley, Jacob Bedin, Joseph Clefton, Samuel Hadley, jun., Moses Hadley, John Callender, John Clarke, Andrew Bradshaw, Thomas Savels, Francis Hall, and Benjamin Savils. Here are fifty-nine Medford men in actual service; and the State paid them for their services
omas Swan018 John Tufts024 Mr. Joseph Prout0010 Francis Whitmore040 Benjamin Marble026 James Wright026 William Merroe026 Thomas Miler026 Mathew Miler025 William Walden026 Thomas Clark026 Peter Seccomb026 Eben. Brooks his man020 Benjamin Peirce020 Samuel Stone020 William Paten020 Mr. Jonathan Dunster018 Mr. John Hall1110 The warrant issued to the constable empowered that functionary to distrain the goods or chattels of any person or persons who refuse to pay; and in case t016 Joseph Blancher0100053070 Nathaniel Wilson0100094011 Samuel Wade01000192069 John Tufts0000156000 Stephen Willis, jun.0100170090 John Willis01400150080 Thomas Dill01000111039 Nathaniel Hall100046000 Thomas Willis, jun.0100060060 Benjamin Peirce0100054010 Nathaniel Peirce0100060027 William Willis0100011064 Jonathan Hall0100080057 Stephen Hall10001620120 Pacifall Hall01000150069 Samuel Polly100030016 Jonathan Blanchard000030000 Richard Belsher000039000 Peter Seecomb200015908
ten m. Priscilla----, and had--  15-16Mary, d. Dec. 29, 1752.   Lucy Patten m. Samuel Hall, Nov. 27, 1751.   Jonathan Patten m. S. Bradshaw, Apr. 14, 1762.   Mary Patten m. Henry Fowle, Jan. 8, 1766.   Mrs. Mary Patten d. Mar. 15, 1773.  1Peirce, Nathaniel, m. Lydia----, and had--  1-2Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1702.  3Francis, b. Sept. 24, 1704.  4Lydia, b. Feb. 24, 1707.  5Abigail, b. Feb. 5, 1710.  6Benoni, b. Feb. 24, 1712.  7Mary, b. Mar. 2, 1714.  8Benjamin Peirce m. Sarah Hall, DeBenjamin Peirce m. Sarah Hall, Dec. 2, 1702, and had--  8-9Benjamin, b. Apr. 7, 1707.  10Sarah, b. Mar. 11, 1710.  11Eleanor, b. Feb. 13, 1712.  12Thomas, b. Aug. 11, 1714.  13Susanna, b. Jan. 29, 1717.   His widow d. Mar., 1764, aged 85.  14ICHABOD Peirce m. Sarah----, and had--  14-15Sarah, b. July 14, 1709.  16Robert, b. Nov. 29, 1711.  17Nathaniel, b. Aug. 2, 1713.  18Rebecca, b. Aug. 5, 1716.  19Jonathan, b. Oct. 8, 1717.   Perkins, Jonathan, was b. in Middleton, Mass., in 1791. His
Michelson, 42. Middlesex Canal, 295. Mills, 392. Moore, 36. Mystic Church, 273. Mystic River, 6. Name, 1. Newell, 36, 44. Norton, 74. Nowell, 3, 7, 9, 14, 37, 43. Noyes, 36, 97, 121. Nutting, 531. Oakes, 36. Oldham family, 531. Oldham, 89, 100. Oliver, 538, 570. One Hundred Laws, 101. Osgood, 236, 240, 531. Oysters, 387. Palmer, 37. Parker, 51, 52, 531. Patch family, 532. Paterson, 533. Patten family, 533. Pauperism, 441. Peirce family, 533. Pemberton, 36. Pepperrell, 538. Perkins, 534. Perry, 534. Physicians, 302. Pierpont, 262, 312. Polly, 151, 534. Ponds, 5. Population, 451. Post Office, 421. Porter family, 534. Porter, 36, 49, 51, 52, 211, 309. Pounds, 449. Prices Current, 400. Pritchard, 36. Productions, 12. Putnam, 151, 306. Public Buildings, 325. Pynchon, 4. Quincy, 4, 73. Railroads, 57. Raleigh, Sir, Walter, 17. Raymond family, 535. Real Est
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838 (search)
the greatest men of science of his time. While he was yet on the sea he published (1800) his Practical navigator. He made the first Nathaniel Rowditch. entire translation into English of La Place's Mecanique Celeste, and published it, in 4 volumes, in 1829, with most valuable commentaries, in which were recorded the more recent discoveries in astronomy. It was estimated that there were at that time only two or three persons in America, and not more than twelve in Great Britain, who were able to read the original work critically. La Place added much to his work many years after it was published. Bowditch translated this supplement; and it has been published, as a fifth volume, under the editorial care of Prof. Benjamin Peirce, with an elaborate commentary. Bowditch had acquired a knowledge of various languages, and drew his great store of knowledge from many sources. He became a member of the principal scientific societies in Europe. He died in Boston, Mass., March 16, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coast and Geodetic survey, United States (search)
in less than two years it was discontinued. Mr. Hassler resumed it in 1832, and the work has been carried on continually ever since. Mr. Hassler died in 1842, and was succeeded by Alexander Dallas Bache (q. v.). On his death, in 1867, Prof. Benjamin Peirce (q. v.) was made superintendent. Professor Bache greatly extended the scope of the survey, including an investigation of the Gulf Stream, the laws of tides, and their ebb and flow in harbors and rivers, so that navigators might have comptes captured some of the vessels employed in the survey; and officers and pilots engaged in the work were transferred to service in the navy, and, with their minute knowledge of the coasts, greatly assisted in the national operations there. Professor Peirce still further extended the survey, so as to constitute a great national triangulation—a geodetic survey intended to embrace the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans within its limits, and to form, by means of triangulation, a grand chai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peirce, Benjamin 1809- (search)
Peirce, Benjamin 1809- Scientist; born in Salem, Mass., April 4, 1809; graduated at Harvard College in 1829; became tutor in mathematics there in 1831, and from 1842 to 1867 was Perkins Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics, and was also consulting astronomer to The Ephemcris and Nautical almanac from its establishment in 1849. Dr. Peirce was a pupil of Dr. Bowditch's, and read the proof-sheets of his translation of the Mecanique Celeste. In September, 1867, he was appointed superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which post he held until his death in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 6, 1880. He was a member of leading scientific societies at home of the Royal Society of London, 1852; president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1853; and one of the scientific council that established the Dudley Observatory at Albany, N. Y., in 1855. Dr. Peirce published many scientific essays; and in 1851 discovered and announced the fluidity of Saturn's rings.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
2 Imperial Japanese embassy, of 114 persons, is presented to the President of the republic at the executive mansion......March 4, 1872 United States Centennial commissioners and alternates meet in Philadelphia and organize, electing Joseph R. Hawley president......March 4, 1872 Statues of Jonathan Trumbull and Roger Sherman presented to the Senate by Connecticut for the old Hall of Representatives......March 8, 1872 President Grant appoints Gen. A. A. Humphreys, U. S. A., Prof. Benjamin Peirce, United States coast survey, and Capt. Daniel Ammen, U. S. N., a commission to examine plans and proposals for an interoceanic canal across the Isthmus of Darien......March, 1872 Prof. S. F. B. Morse, born 1791, dies in New York......April 2, 1872 National convention of colored men at New Orleans; Frederick Douglass, chairman......April 10-14, 1872 Assassination of Judge J. C. Stephenson, Thomas E. Detro, and James C. Cline at Gun City, Mo.......April 24, 1872 Senator-ele
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
whose first wife was a Channing, and whose second wife a Dana. Rev. Charles Lowell came to live in Cambridge in 1819, and he and his children, the Rev. R. T. S. Lowell, James Russell Lowell, and Mrs. S. R. Putnam, were all authors. Judge Joseph Story, the most eminent legal writer whom America has produced, resided for many years in Cambridge (1829-1845), as did his son, William Wetmore Story, author and sculptor, and his son-in-law, George Ticknor Curtis, legal writer and historian. Benjamin Peirce, who was college librarian (1826-1831), was father of the celebrated mathematician of that name; and his two grandchildren, James Mills Peirce and Charles Sanders Peirce, have followed with distinction in the same path. The Rev. John G. Palfrey, the historian of New England, bequeathed similar tastes to his children, both of his sons having contributed to military history, while his oldest daughter has written both poetry and fiction under the name of E. Foxton. Professor Charles Elio
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