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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
roll call and started for muster. The largest company in the regiment mustered only twenty-eight men on the opening day. On the following Wednesday, orders came from headquarters that each company must have at least thirty men or be broken. Sergt. Porter was sent home and came back at midnight with fifteen men; ten more came in the morning, and the company was saved. Almost immediately after this muster, the company was reorganized; forty men were dropped from the rolls and new men enlisted in the bow giving his orders. He was a large man, with a florid complexion, and looked every inch the sea captain. The river pilots, beside Capt. Clisby, that the writer can remember, were Benjamin and Reuben Williamson, William Snowdon, and James Porter. The town sold fishing privileges, and Seth, John, and Oliver Tufts, Thomas Huffmaster, and others, were in the business. An observer on the bridge could see flounders and sculpins in the clear water at low tide. Seals were sometimes ca
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Baptist Church of Medford. (search)
urd. Rev. John G. Richardson. Rev. James P. Abbott, D. D. Rev. Millard F. Johnson. Rev. Henry C. Graves, D. D. (Acting pastor.) Rev. Maurice A. Levy. Those who have served the church as deacons:— Robert L. Ells. William Stetson. James Porter. Timothy Rich. James Sanford. James Pierce. Alonzo E. Tainter. Dana I. McIntire. Calvin H. Clark. James M. G. Plummer. Gilbert Hodges. The superintendents of the Bible School are recorded as follows:— Robert L. Ells. Will church were to be presented, it would include, besides those we have mentioned, many well-known and highly-esteemed in Medford and in the regions beyond. Brightly shine the names of Smith, Ells, Stetson, Gardner, Breed, Pierce, Babbitt, Curtis, Porter, Tufts, Cummings, Cushing, Newcomb, Brown, Hooker—these in the early, many more in the later history of the church. Of those who joined the church previous to 1850, only two are living today: Miss Elizabeth Healy, who joined the church by bapt<
iangle made by the Turnpike (Mystic avenue), Union street and Mr. Hartshorn's premises. He removed to Nashua, New Hampshire, and was succeeded by Elbridge Teel. Later Thomas O. Hill, one of Mr. Teel's apprentices, was in partnership with him for many years. The youngest son and two grandsons of Mr. Teel now conduct a large business there under the old firm name of E. Teel & Co. The double house on the other side of Mystic avenue, facing the square, has had many tenants. We remember Mrs. Porter, who kept a private school, and Charles Pullen, who was the foreman at Stearns' oil mill. The Middlesex Canal passed under a bridge near Summer street. The depression which shows the old course of the canal can still be seen on the east side of Main street at this point. Summer street was at first called Middlesex street, and was built practically on the tow path of the canal. There was a large artificial basin between there and Royall street where canal boats tied up to unload.