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B. Wisner, of Boston, Scribe. The names of the original members were as follows (the seventeen first mentioned coming from the first church of Medford, the others from abroad):-- Galen James, Jesse Crosby, Thomas Jameson, Gilbert Blanchard, Mary Clay, Hephsibah Fitch, Nancy Fitch, Mary Magoun, Mary Blanchard, Elizabeth Baily, Harriet G. Rogers, Ann Clay, Mary R. James, Mary Blanchard, 2d, Nancy Jameson, Hannah Crosby, Mary Kidder, James Forsayth, Nathaniel Jaquith, Thompson Kidder, Thomas Pratt, John T. White, Jennet Forsayth, Phebe Pratt, Cynthia White, Lucy Blanchard. An act incorporating the new society passed the Legislature, Feb. 21, 1824, and measures were adopted for the erection of a house of worship; which, when completed, was dedicated to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Sept. 1, 1824; and, at the time of the dedication, Rev. Aaron Warner, who had labored with acceptance nearly from the time of the organization of the church, was installed its first pastor. His minis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
ss, James Brotherton. Co. H. Corporal H. M. Summerow, Private David T. Anderson, W. J. Friday, J. C. Friday, A. Hedgepeth, C. Patterson. Private James Queen, J. F. Perkins, Hiram Brotherton, James Bynum, H. P. Parker, Co. I. 1st Sergeant J. T. Haskell, 2d Sergeant J. D. Forrest, 3d Sergeant E. S. Swearengain, Private Green Henley, J. A. Poplin, Jacob Shankle. Co. K. Sergeant F. M. Hardgrove, Private——Coley, J. W. Stanbuck, Private——McGee, Thomas Pratt, [60] [Total, 400] Mahone's Division. Wm. Mahone, Major-General P. A. C. S. E. N. Wood, Major and Chief Surgeon. J. A. Johnston, Maj. and Chief Quartermaster Div. Wm. N. McDonald, Captain and Ordnance Officer. Walter Stein, Capt. and Ass't Adj't General. J. R. Patterson, Capt. and Act. Ass't Insp. General. Jas. W. Walker, A. A. D. C. Chas. H. Mallory, A. A. D. C. Jno. L. Briscoe, Capt. and A. Q. M. O. H. P. Corprew, Capt. and A. Q. M. H. J. Stone,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public School of Medford. (search)
ollars to be paid by the Town. To show how much progress, or perhaps lack of progress, had been made in school-house architecture since our first building in 1732, a part of the contract for this building given to Benjamin Pratt, mason, and Thomas Pratt, carpenter, is here quoted: The said House is to be built of well burnt bricks—in length 28 ft, in breadth 23 ft, in height 10 ft from the stone foundation which is to be one foot at least in the ground below the surface and one foot above theschool apartment. The entry is to be plastered on the brick wall, and lathed and plastered above. The apartment for the school to be laid out 21 1/2 ft sq and seats and desks and benches to be laid out and erected according to a plan made by Thos. Pratt, Carpenter. The walls inside are to be boarded up to the lower part of the Window Frames, and above are to be plastered on the Brick work up to the plate from whence the ceiling is to be arched and lathed and plastered and white washed. A
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The pump in the market place; and other water supplies of Medford, old and modern. (search)
The following names are those of men whose lives were a part of Medford's history, and some were known personally by many living today: William Bradbury, Timothy Dexter, Nathan Wait, Daniel Symmes, Darius Wait, John T. Cram, William A. Egery, Thomas Pratt, Oakman Joyce, Nathan W. Wait, Benjamin Moore and R. G. Pinkham. Timothy Dexter's name occurs most frequently as having had bills approved for repairing the pumps. The Waits and Symmeses were blacksmiths; Thomas Pratt, Oakman Joyce, R. G. Thomas Pratt, Oakman Joyce, R. G. Pinkham were carpenters. The last named did a good deal of work on pumps also, and died a few years ago, the last of those here mentioned. John T. Cram was a pump maker and lived on the southerly side of Ship street, opposite Pleasant street, in the little house still standing. He furnished a pine pump in 1843 for Malden's town well, at a cost of $16.67. Dec. 7, 1801 Voted To have guide Boards put up in Market place in Medford, in most suitable place. 25 May 1812 Voted To allow Field V
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The first Parish in Medford. (search)
of the town into parishes the meeting-house could not be used for town meetings without an arrangement for that purpose with the First Parish. The selectmen maintained their right to the use of the meeting-house, and informed the committee of the parish that on the 17th of May a town meeting would be held in the meeting-house, pursuant to a warrant for that purpose, to choose representatives to the General Court. The meeting-house was closed by the order of the parish committee, and one Thomas Pratt opened and entered it for the transaction of the business of the meeting. The parish committee then brought suit against him for trespass, and on trial the chief-justice maintained the right in law of the parish to the undivided control of its property. The division of the parish at the opening of Mr. Bigelow's ministry was wholly independent of him. It may have had much to do with his brief ministry of less than four years. Mr. Bigelow was well known, having spent his later youth her
s veracity; still, I remember today parts of those same sermons to my advantage, though I must have been under twelve years old at the time. I am writing with the gold pen given to Mr. Blanchard by pupils of the high school for his willingness to write their names in school books in German text and on writing-book covers with the spread eagle and scroll flourishes they delighted in.. Among the school teachers who are held in loving remembrance today was Miss Ann Foster (afterward Mrs. Thomas Pratt). She was a real kindergarten mother, and fostered a brood of infants in the meeting-house vestry. A high, broad shelf ran across the west side of the room, where the tired youngsters had refreshing naps. A flight of low steps filled one end of the vestry, which we little folks ascended after marching around the room on nails driven into the floor for that purpose, and then had a fine time, singing, This is the way we wash our clothes, This is the way we iron our clothes, This is