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use—buried here. The more peaceable details will first engage our attention. At the beginning of the Revolution, on account of the unpopular tax imposed by the British government on tea, it was voted a duty to abstain wholly from the use of that detestable herb, and committees were appointed in all neighborhoods, to see that this patriotic resolve was faithfully adhered to. It was hard for the old ladies to refrain constantly from the use of their accustomed refreshing beverage. Mrs. Anna Russell, mother of the late Col. Thomas Russell, though one of the most loyal of women, having a bad head-ache, was once tempted to break the rule, and make a strong cup of tea for supper; but, to prevent detection, it was made in her coffee-pot. During the repast, the late Deacon John Adams, the committee-man for that neighborhood, dropped in officially, and was invited (though probably not urged), to take a cup of coffee, which, fortunately, was declined, and he left. Years after the Revol
, and Samuel Joseph, bap. in private 16 Jan. 1815. Lucy (prob. his w.), d. 27 July, 1806, a. 26, and he m. Sophia Winchester, 9 Aug. 1812. The wife of Sam-Uel d. 26 Jan. 1837, a. 47. Samuel the father d. 7 July, 1839, a. 60. 3. John, m. Anna Russell, 31 Aug. 1800, and d. 7 Sept. 1802, a. 27. Had John Russell, bap. (son of John, deceased ) 12 Nov. 1809. John Russell Estabrook, a native of West Camb. (b. in 1801)—in 1820 for family reasons had his name changed to John Brooks Russell, by wife?), d. 14 Nov. 1821, a. 36. Mrs. Morse, dau. of Joel Tufts, d. 4 July, 1842, a.—. 7. William, m. Anna Cutter, 12 Nov. 1812—Cutter (par. 21). He d. 25 Oct. 1814, a. 29; and Anna, his wid., o. c. here 25 June, 1815. William, dec'd, had Anna Russell, aet. 2 yrs., and Hannah Livingston, both bap. here 15 June, 1815. See Cutter Book, 131, 385. 8. William, the 4th, of Medford m. Susanna Dix of Chas. this Pct. 20 Dec. 1753—fee 1/2 dol.—Brooks's Medford, 551; Wyman's Chas., 295. Tu