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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 126 8 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 27 1 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) 23 3 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 19 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 19 1 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 11 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 11 1 Browse Search
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ssachusetts Historical Society,--from Winthrop, Hutchinson, Wood, and other early writers; and especially from the registries of Deeds and Probate. Mr. Frothingham's History of Charlestown is invaluable. I have obtained less information from old manuscripts in Medford than I expected. Many such important papers, long since collected here, have been irrecoverably scattered. I have received aid from Caleb Swan, Esq., of New York; from Mr. Joseph P. Hall, the accurate town-clerk; from Rev. Samuel Sewall, Mr. W. B. Shedd, and several other friends. To each and all I would here offer my sincere thanks. To Messrs. William Tufts, of Boston, George W. Porter and Peter C. Hall, of Medford, I owe special acknowledgments for their examination of my proof-sheets. The Register of Families has been prepared by my young friend, Mr. William H. Whitmore, of Boston. With the patience that belongs to older scholars, with an accuracy that belongs to a true lover of genealogical inquiry, and with a
g their annual fishing seasons. Afterwards they were used by our fathers for loading and unloading of sloops and schooners. Later still, they were used by our fishermen for emptying their nets. Some have recently been occupied as ship-yards. In the Wade Family there is a tradition that their ancestor, Major Jonathan Wade, gave to the town, about the year 1680, the landing place now occupied by Mr. J. T. Foster. Feb. 21, 1698.--At this time the river was frozen, as it is in our day. Judge Sewall, under this date, says: I rode over to Charlestown on the ice, then over to Stower's (Chelsea), so to Mr. Wigglesworth. The snow was so deep that I had a hard journey; could go but a foot-pace on Mystic River, the snow was so deep. The absence of epidemics in Medford is to be attributed in part to the presence of our river. At high tide the water is brackish; and, at the spring tides, quite salt. As the banks are wet anew by the rising tide every twelve hours, and are left to dry wh
Ames16.  Essex, Benjamin Goodhue16.  Middlesex, Samuel Dexter12. For the three counties, or district. Nov. 2, 1792.John Coffin Jones15. For the state at large, except Maine.  David Cobb16. Nov. 3, 1794.Benjamin Goodhue30. Nov. 7, 1796.Samuel Sewall (unanimous)  Nov. 5, 1798.Samuel Sewall49. Nov. 3, 1800.Nathan Reed83. Nov. 1, 1802.John Q. Adams95.  William Eustice18. Nov. 1804.Josiah Quincy100.  William Eustice31. Nov. 3, 1806.Josiah Quincy58.  James Prince22. Nov. 7, 1808.JosiSamuel Sewall49. Nov. 3, 1800.Nathan Reed83. Nov. 1, 1802.John Q. Adams95.  William Eustice18. Nov. 1804.Josiah Quincy100.  William Eustice31. Nov. 3, 1806.Josiah Quincy58.  James Prince22. Nov. 7, 1808.Josiah Quincy120.  William Jarvis24. Nov. 5, 1810.Josiah Quincy96.  David Tilden18. Nov. 2, 1812.Asahel Stearns72.  William M. Richardson11. Nov. 7, 1814.Asahel Stearns191.  Samuel Dana17. Nov. 4, 1816.Asahel Stearns150.  Timothy Fuller20. Nov. 2, 1818.Samuel P. P. Fay55.  Timothy Fuller11. Nov. 6, 1820.Samuel P. P. Fay34.  Timothy Fuller32. Nov. 4, 1822.Timothy Fuller37. Nov. 1, 1824.Edward Everett84.  John Keyes33. Nov. 6, 1826.Edward Everett60. Nov. 3, 1828.Edward Ev
One specimen, occurring at this time, derives its importance from the fact that our fathers enlisted such men as Chief Justice Sewall in their troubles. The fact is as follows:-- June 5, 1708. To Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge, per Lieut. Stephen Wier the Artillery Sermon, next Monday, where we may agree of a place of recess for this purpose. Sir, your servant, Samuel Sewall. So tenacious was the grasp of Mr. Woodbridge on the pulpit of Medford, and so devoted were some hearts to his caed at college, May, 1706, that met weekly for prayer and spiritual discourse. Of his ordination at Medford, Chief Justice Samuel Sewall gives the following account in his diary. After mentioning a vehement, drifting storm of snow the day precedicords:-- 1722, Jan. 23: The reverend minister of Meadford dies, Mr. Porter, which married Unkle Sewall's daughter. --S. Sewall's Ms. 1722, midweek, Jan. 24: Just about sunset, Mr. Brattle told me that Mr. Aaron Porter, the desirable pastor of
e vicious habit of clipping gold and silver money, that the government issued a proclamation, March 3, 1705, that no money shall past by tale but what is of due weight. Almost every family had a pair of scales to weigh the gold and silver they took. The two crusades against Canada, about this time, forced the colonies to issue bills of credit, to pay the soldiers. These lost credit, and somewhat depreciated; and here was another embarrassment suffered by our fathers. December, 1724, Judge Sewall says, The diminution of the value of the bills of public credit is the cause of much oppression in the Province. Colden says (1728), Our paper-currency has gradually lost its credit, so as at present sixteen shillings is but sufficient to purchase an ounce of silver. Governor Belcher says (1733), Sixteen shillings in these bills will not purchase five shillings lawful money. Lawful money, as distinguished from old tenor, is first mentioned in the Medford records, May 17, 1750. The t
n, and be carried to their respective masters; and said master shall be obliged to pay the sum of 2s. 6d. in money to said person that shall so do. This vote, we presume, must have been imported from Jamaica. Did our progenitors so learn Christ? 1680: There are as many (one hundred and twenty) Scots brought hither and sold for servants in time of the war with England, and most now married and living here, and about half so many Irish brought hither at several times as servants. Judge Sewall, of Massachusetts, June 22, 1716, says, I essayed to prevent negroes and Indians being rated with horses and cattle, but could not succeed. No cargoes of slaves were brought into Medford; but how many cargoes of Medford rum went to Africa and the West Indies, and were returned in slaves to Carolina or Rhode Island, we cannot say. The gentlemen of Medford have always disclaimed any participation in the slave-trade. The following extract from a letter, dated Boston, 14th January, 1759
kinsman of the Kidders of Medford. Mrs. Samuel Kidder, now of Medford, is a descendant of Rev. John Rogers, the martyr. In 1712, a day-laborer in Medford was allowed two shillings; for a team, one day, five shillings. The Rev. Aaron Porter's signature may be seen in the townrecords, under date of May 15 and Aug. 20, 1717. June 12, 1717.--There was a hearing before the council concerning the question, whether Cambridge or Charlestown should be the shire-town of Middlesex County. Judge Sewall says, Mr. Auchmuty pleaded very well for Charlestown. His discourse was very well worth hearing. Mr. Remington alleged and proved for Cambridge very pertinately and fully. It was decided for Cambridge on the 13th. Then came the question of concurrence before the House of Deputies. It was a close vote. The judge says, Could not tell by lifting up the hands: were fain to divide the house. They for Cambridge went to the north side; they for Charlestown, to the south. Cambridge had fo
man in Brownington, Vt. 46 c.-111 f.Emerson Hall, of Boscawen, N. H., m. Tabitha Goldthwait, of Northbridge, and had--   Tabitha.   Lydia.   Eleazer.   Ebenezer.   Lucy. 47-112PERCIVAL Hall was a physician and surgeon in the revolutionary war; and d. at Boston, Sept., 1825. He m. Margaret Ware, of Wrentham, who d. aged 81. Children:--  112-212Jairus. A lawyer; for more than twenty years a member of Vermont Legislature; Judge Court of Common Pleas, &c.; d. in Boston in 1849.  213Sewall.  214Jeffries.  215Bradshaw, d. in Castine, 1826, leaving six children.  216Timothy, b. 1769; father to Rev. J. Hall, of Newcastle, Me. 48-114 e.Aaron Hall m.--------, and had--  114 e.-216 a.Daughter, m. Asa Parsons.  b.Apphia, m. Sylvester Judd, Esq., of Southampton.  c.Irene, m. Samuel Matthews.  d.Drusilla, m.----Johnson, of Hadley.  e.Arethusa, lives in Brooklyn, N. Y.  f.Richardson, lives in Greenfield, Me.  g.Samuel, is a clergyman. 51-115 g.Josiah Hall, of
egister of Vessels, 368, et seq. Representatives, 168. Revil, 31. Richardson, 537. Roads, 50. Rowse, 44. Royall family, 538. Royal, 4, 9, 49, 87, 170, 176, 224, 265, 355, 482, 570. Russell, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44. Sagamore John, 14, 32, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78. Samson. 539. Sargent, 36. Savage, 38, 570. Savel, 539. Schoolhouses, 345. Seccomb family, 539. Seccomb, 39, 49, 51, 106, 110, 332,486. Senators, 168. Settlement, First, 29, 33, 96. Sewall, 8, 207, 213, 436. Shadwell, 44. Shed, 540. Shephard, 3, 36, 42, 541. Ship-building, 357, 366. Simonds, 36. Slaves, 434. Smith, 4, 12, 36, 54, 75, 295. Societies, 476. Soldiers, 165. Sprague, 8, 32, 107. Squa Sachem, 43, 73. Stearns, 306. Stilman, 37. Storms and Freshets, 446. Stower, 9. Swan family, 541. Swan, 36, 307. Symmes family, 542. Symmes, 2, 4, 37, 42, 74, 353. Tainter, 543. Taverns, 422. Taxes, 408. Thompson, 19, 54