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f that denomination. Later he became the first general secretary of the Universalist general convention. The elder Brooks, who had the reputation of being a fearless, upright, earnest, and eloquent preacher, received the degree of doctor of divinity from Tufts College. The mother, Martha Fowle (Munroe) Brooks, was a cultivated and homemaking Christian gentlewoman, descended from the Munroes, who fought so bravely at Lexington, and whose farm lands and grist mills were near the site of General Putnam's earthworks on Prospect hill. The Rev. Anson Titus, in an appreciative article, printed in the Somerville Journal, February 21, 1902, thus speaks of Mr. Brooks' ancestors:— Mr. Brooks was of rugged Puritan ancestry. His paternal family was of the best of ancient Kittery on the coast of Maine; his maternal ancestry was of Charlestown and Lexington stock. His father was a man forceful and eminent in the ministry of the Universalist church. His grandfather, Oliver Brooks, was
ostly on the south side of Union square; and to Peter an equally large tract, principally on the southwesterly side of Somerville avenue, near Dane street. Nathaniel Tufts was born in Medford in 1692. His mother was Mary, the daughter of Nathaniel Putnam, of Salem Village. He was a man, as the record runs, much employed in public business, and was a lieutenant in the militia, from which military service the many hundreds of descendants of John and Mary (Putnam) Tufts become eligible to ColoPutnam) Tufts become eligible to Colonial societies. Nathaniel Tufts married, first, Mary Sprague, of Malden, who died within a year; second, Mary, the daughter of William Rand, of Charlestown, in 1716, who died in 1764. He died in 1741. She, and probably he, lie in the old cemetery in Harvard square,—this part of Somerville then belonging to the Cambridge parish. The children of Nathaniel who lived to grow up were: Nathaniel, William, Mary, John, Persis, and Isaiah. We do not know when Nathaniel moved to his father's farm
. custom house, Summer. Pierce, Joseph, Jr., carpenter, Milk. Pierce, Joseph, carpenter, h. Milk. Plympton, Moses, b. custom house, h. Cambridge. Pope, Augustus R., clergyman, cor. Central and Summer. Pool, George W., ship master, h. Broadway. Pond, William, painter, h. Spring. Poor, John R., b. mustard manufacturer, h. Mt. Vernon. Pollard, Asa P., currier, h. Mt. Pleasant. Poor, Samuel, shoe dealer, h. Mt. Pleasant. Pollard, Warren, stone dealer, h. Central. Putnam, Charles I, physician, Milk. Prescott. Dana S., h. Perkins. Priest, John F, milk dealer, h. Broadway. Prescott, Solomon D., b. clerk, h. Franklin. Prescott, Gustavus G., merchant, Perkins. Prescott, Calvin S., b. merchant, h. Pearl. Pratt, Daniel, b. dry goods dealer, h. Elm. Purdy, Edward C., b. editor, h. Chestnut. Pulsifer, George, McLean asylum. Quinn, Michael, h. Medford. Rand, Thomas, yeoman, h. Milk. Rand, William, yeoman, h. cor. Milk and Central.
. Prospect Hill, Earthworks on, I.—7. Prospect Hill School, IV.—30. Prospect Hill Skating Ground, I.—23. Prospect Street, I.—22; IV.—22. Province Magazine, IV.—12. Ptollopottomy Creek, I.—38. Publishers' Weekly, I.—8. Putnam, General, I.—7. Putnam, Mary, I.—22. Putnam, Nathaniel, I.—22. Quint, Wilson, II.—14, 15. Rafferty, John H., IV:—31. Rafferty, Patrick, IV.—31. Railroad Brigade, III.—24. Rand, Mary, I.—22. Rand, William, I.—22. Randall, DePutnam, Nathaniel, I.—22. Quint, Wilson, II.—14, 15. Rafferty, John H., IV:—31. Rafferty, Patrick, IV.—31. Railroad Brigade, III.—24. Rand, Mary, I.—22. Rand, William, I.—22. Randall, Deacon, Benjamin, home of, III.—15. Rangeways, III.—10, 14. Rangeways West of Powder House, III.—14. Ranks, Christopher, I.—23. Rapidan, The, IV.—29. Rappahannock River, I.—37. Raymond Family, The. II.—26. Readville, Mass., II.—37, 39. Reams Station, II.—38. Reed, F. O., IV.—20. Reed, J. T., IV.—20. Reed's Corner, II.—10. Regular Infantry, 11h Regiment, IV.—29. Relay House, I.—34, 35. Re