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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
sly spelled) in Medford, August 13, 1807, give credence to the supposition. Jeremiah Page of Danvers responded to the Lexington alarm and served as an officer in the Revolution. He was an ardent sale of slaves, found in a garret of a house in North Adams, and reads as follows:— Danvers, Mass., April 19, 1774. Received of Mr. Jeremiah Page fifty eight pounds thirteen Shillings And homestead, in good condition, is today one of the historic places pointed out to the visitor to Danvers. Our interest in the young man who built this colonial house for himself at the time of his ma'45, '46. At the invitation of a Mr. Andrews, whose daughter he married afterwards, he went to Danvers to engage in the business of brick making. Without doubt he had learned much concerning it in m, quietly enjoying the fruits of his well-spent active life. Capt. James Gilchrist, born in Danvers, 1770, married Susan Wyman of Medford, June 10, 1805. He was engaged in the East India trade,
urous young folks. No need of gymnasiums or hiking excursions for these young folks who had a forest at the back door. I remember only one house on the north side of Salem street beyond the old place, a pretty dwelling owned by W. O. Fiske. The two houses just west of the car barns were occupied about 1860 by my uncles, George W. and Henry M. Wild, who operated the slaughter house which stood at the end of a lane which ran between them. Before my remembrance Mr. George Wild removed to Danvers, but Mr. Henry Wild lived in the house afterward owned by Mr. Hill for some years. The Plummer brothers succeeded to the business, and later Mr. John White removed from Brighton to the house nearest the car barns and was in the slaughtering business for many years. Between Mr. White's house and the church was the hotel or road house, which was built after 1855, as it is not shown on the town map of that date. Known under several names, it had a checkered career as regards respectabili