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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. 4 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 2 0 Browse Search
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8, who d. Nov., 1826, aged 70. He d. Nov., 1825. In Jan., 1787, he was appointed quartermaster-general, with the rank of major, under General Lincoln, in the time of Shay's rebellion. He had previously served under General Lincoln in the revolutionary war; and, for his conduct in this later matter, received the written thanks of Gov. Bowdoin. He was afterwards deputy-collector of the revenue under Gen. Brooks. His children were--  2-5Samuel, b. 1779; d. Mar. 31, 1823.  6Daniel, m. Sarah Preston.  7Joseph, b. 1784.  8Hannah.  9Benjamin L.,  10Timothy, b. 1789; d. Jan. 20, 1830.  11Caleb. 1-3Daniel Swan m. Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Tufts, Aug. 21, 1777; and d. in 1780. His widow d. 1853, aged 97. 2-5Samuel Swan m. Margaret Tufts, and had--  5-12Benjamin L., m. Sarah Brinkerhoff.  13Samuel, m. Lucretia Staniels.  14James, m. Matilda Loring.  15Margaret, m. William Eveleth.  16Hannah L., m. George Francis. 2-7Joseph Swan was a merchant, educated in the counting-ro
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 13 (search)
many minds as Hale, and his personal popularity was unbounded. He had strokes of genius, sometimes with unsatisfying results; yet failures never stood in his way, but seemed to drop from his memory in a few hours. An unsurpassable model in most respects, there were limitations which made him in some minor ways a less trustworthy example. Such and so curiously composed was Edward Everett Hale. He was the second son of a large family of sons and daughters, his parents being Nathan and Sarah Preston (Everett) Hale, and he was born in Boston, April 3, 1822. His father was the editor of the leading newspaper in Boston, the Daily Advertiser, and most of his children developed, in one way or another, distinct literary tastes. The subject of this sketch had before him, as a literary example and influence, the celebrated statesman and orator whose name he bore, and who was his mother's brother. My own recollections of him begin quite early. Nearly two years younger than he, I was, l
Mrs. Anna D. Hallowell, through whose efforts they have been secured for the Society. The articles are the gift of Mr. W. H. Parsons, of Brooklyn, whose wife was a niece of Mrs. Child. They were given in the name of Mrs. Sarah M. Parsons (born Preston). The gift included (1) a baby's gown, wrought by Lydia Maria Francis, at the age of nineteen, for her niece, Sarah Preston; (2) life-size oil portrait of Lydia Maria Francis, at the age of twenty, by Alexander; (3) gold watch given to Mrs. LSarah Preston; (2) life-size oil portrait of Lydia Maria Francis, at the age of twenty, by Alexander; (3) gold watch given to Mrs. Lydia Maria Child in 1835, by some ladies of Lynn and Salem, just after the publication of her Appeal in Behalf of those American Citizens called Africans; and (4) a colored photograph of David Lee Child. It seems peculiarly fitting that these memorials of Mrs. Child should be committed to the care of the Medford Historical Society, and should rest in the house so intimately associated with her early years. A cordial vote of thanks very inadequately expressed the appreciation of the members