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ooks1814 Jonathan Porter1814 John P. Bigelow1815 Convers Francis1815 Charles Brooks1816 William Ward1816 Sidney Brooks1819 Thomas Savage Clay1819 William H. Furness1820 Edward B. Hall1820 George B. Osborn1820 John Angier1821 Ward C. Brooks1822 Caleb Stetson1822 Charles Angier1827 Elijah N. Train1827 John James Gilchrist1828 Joseph Angier1829 Charles V. Bemis1835 George Clisby1836 Thomas S. Harlow1836 Thompson Kidder1836 Andrew D. Blanchard1842 Horace D. Train1842 Benjamin L. Swan1844 Hosea Ballou, 2d1844 Timothy Bigelow1845 Sanford B. Perry1845 James A. Hervey1849 Albert F. Sawyer1849 Thomas Meriam Stetson1849 George D. Porter1851 Peter C. Brooks1852 Gorham Train1852 Samuel C. Lawrence1855 Medford once had eight under-graduates, at the same time, in Harvard College. Physicians. For many years the inhabitants of Medford employed the physicians of the neighboring towns; and there was small need of medicine where all had simple diet, fresh air,
dge. This was voted in the affirmative. When the circular stone windmill, now standing on Quarry Hill, in Somerville, was built, the inhabitants of Medford carried their grain there. Before the Revolution, the mill was converted into a powder-house, and has been used as such to our day. 1730; Mr. John Albree built a mill upon his own land, on a branch of Marble Brook. It stood about six rods west of Purchase Street, on land now owned by Mr. P. C. Hall, where it joins the land of Mr. B. L. Swan. The supply of water was small, as the present banks indicate. There he, and his only son Joseph, wove cloth by water, prepared wool for spinning, and had lathes for turning wood. His house, of two stories, which he built, stood about six rods north-east from his mill. The mill stood more than forty years, and was once used for the manufacture of pomatum and starch. 1746: This year the tidemill, near Sandy Bank, was built; and it was the first of the kind in that part of the town.
enty-two acres; which, by three subsequent purchases, was enlarged to one hundred acres. It was much of the farm now occupied by Mr. Peter C. Hall. There was a gristmill upon it, on the west side of Purchase Street, contiguous to the land of Mr. B. L. Swan. He enlarged the mill by an addition of a weaver's shop. Here he worked, and grew comparatively rich. His grandson told us, that, in 1785, the stream that fed the mill failed; and that he then removed the mill and shop, and filled up the fs. 2-7Joseph Swan was a merchant, educated in the counting-room of Hon. William Gray. He m. Ann Rose; and d. Jan., 1853, leaving--  7-17Joseph, m. Elizabeth Bartlett.  18William R., d. 1854.  19Ann R., m. Peter C. Hall.  20Timothy. 2-9Benjamin L. Swan m. Mary Saidler, and had--  9-21Benjamin L., m. Caroline Post.  22Edmund H., m. Julia Post.  23Mary, m. Charles N. Fearing.  24Otis Dwight, m. Margaret Johnson.  25Frederic.   Elizabeth Swan m. Ezra Skinner, Jan. 8, 1724.   Ruth