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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 5 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, Launt 1833-1894 (search)
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894 Sculptor; born in Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland, Feb. 8, 1833; came to the United States in 1847; studied medicine and later drawing and modelling; and opened a studio in New York in 1858. Among his best-known works are statues of General Sedgwick, Winfield Scott, and Abraham Pierce, and busts of Edwin Booth, Bryant, and General Dix. He was vice-president of the National Academy of Design in 1874. He died in Middletown, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1894.
s purchased by the Boston Manufacturing Company, who erected their first Cotton Mill upon the site of the old paper mill. East of Moody Street stood formerly an ancient house, the home of the Pierce family, taxed in 1798 as the property of Abraham Pierce, and occupied by his father before him. The farm of this family included the premises of John Boies, and extended to those of the Widow Hoar on Main Street, and the Gale farm on the west, and east to the property of Warham Cushing, including the common, factory grounds, and other lands on the river. This property has increased in value more than any other in the town. In 1798 the valuation was $3,983.50. Captain Abraham Pierce died in 1801. The present Poor-Farm was purchased by the town after the death of its owner, Alpheus Gale, son of Anna Gale who lived nearly opposite on South Street. The father, Samuel Gale, probably built both houses and was taxed for them in 1798. The land was part of the N. E. half of the Oldham Farm
trees on common, 52. Penn, William, 60. Pequot Indians offer lands in Connecticut, 35 n. 2; murder Stone and Norton, 40; harass Connecticut settlers, 42; capture of the stronghold of, 43; exterminated, 44. Pequusset the Indian name of Watertown, 16 n. 2. Pequusset common, 16 n. 2, 50; meadow, 50. Philips, Jonathan, 56. Philips house still standing, 45. Phillips, Rev., George, minister at Watertown, 23, 24: residence of 45; death of, 47; liberal grants of land to, 47. Pierce, Abraham, the farm of, 92-3; 104. Piety Corner, 97. Pigeon Hill, 80. Pigsgusset, a corruption of Pequusset, 16 n. 2. Pilgrims, landing of, on Cape Cod, 9; struggles and privations of, 9. Pinkney, Wm. commissioner to England, 82. Piscataway, settlement at, 16. Plain, Further or Great, 51. Plain, Hither or Little, 51. Plan of Watertown made in 1640 burned in Boston, 28. Plantation at Watertown, 16. Platinum retorts, 134, 141. Plough (the), arrives, 31. Plough