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the corner line on the south side of the country road leading to --(Malden). How soon must such marks and bounds be effaced or removed! Oct. 23, 1702.--Medford voted to petition the General Court to have a tract of land, lying in the south of Andover, (two miles square) set off to it. May 24, 1734.--Medford voted, That the town will petition for a tract of land beginning at the southerly end of Medford line, on the easterly side of said town, running there eastward on Charlestown to the m, 1765. Its culture then had become general. Its first introduction to this neighborhood is said to have been by those emigrants, called the Scotch Irish, who first entered Londonderry, New Hampshire, April 11, 1719. As they passed through Andover, Mass., they left some potatoes as seed to be planted that spring. They were planted according to the directions; and their balls, when ripened, were supposed to be the edible fruit. The balls, therefore, were carefully cooked and eaten, but the c
s deeply interested in it. An act of incorporation was obtained, June 15, 1805, by Jonathan Porter, Joseph Hurd, Nathan Parker, Oliver Holden, and Fitch Hall. The route was designated in the act. It was to run from the house of John Russell, in Andover, in an easterly direction, to the east of Martin's Pond ; nearly on a straight line to the house of J. Nichols, in Reading ; thence to Stoneham, by the west side of Spot Pond, to the market-place in Medford. No time for its construction was nam or the towns that use it, for the support of Medford Bridge, was productive of constant trouble to all concerned, and led to lingering lawsuits. It being the only bridge over Mystic River, it must be used by many travellers from Salem, Saugus, Andover, Reading, &c. Woburn was obliged by law to help support it, and they of that town constantly complained and objected. Woburn records, of Oct. 28, 1690, say: Serg. Mathew Johnson, Serg. John Pierce, chosen to meet the Court's Committee, and tr
ourish much after Mr. Cradock's patronage and property were withdrawn. In 1702, there seemed to have been small prosperity; for, at that time the people say: We, the town of Medford, being little and small, and unable to carry on public charges in so comfortable a way as is to be desired, &c. This low condition induced the inhabitants to ask grants of money or waste-lands from the government; and also to petition the General Court to annex contiguous portions of Charlestown, Cambridge, and Andover. One of these movements for benefiting the town took place May 10, 1714, when they voted to choose a Committee to consult with the selectmen of Charlestown, to see if they will consent to annex the first division of Charlestown lots bounded on Medford. These aims are not lost sight of; for, in 1726, the town chooses a Committee to petition Charlestown on the subject of annexing certain districts. The petitioners ask for some part of Charlestown adjoining to Medford on the north side of M
details. Mr. Woodbridge was the son of Rev. John Woodbridge, of Andover. He was ordained, March 18, 1670, over the Presbyterian party in The third minister of Medford was born in the south-west part of Andover, within half a mile of the Tewksbury line. His father, Captain IsMr. Stephen Osgood, who belonged originally to the north parish in Andover. David, the oldest of Captain Isaac Osgood's four sons, was born y of divinity, residing part of his time in Cambridge, and part in Andover. March 10, 1774: On this day, the town of Medford voted to heares; those in Cambridge, Charlestown, Stoneham, Woburn, Malden, and Andover. The time was the second Wednesday in September; and these words yer, by Rev. Mr. Willis, of Malden; sermon, by Rev. Mr. French, of Andover; ordaining prayer and charge, by Rev. Dr. Appleton, of Cambridge; schools. It had always been our impression that he was nearer to Andover than his remark implied. He emphatically forbade the publication
nd you, and all his people, may glorify him with that holiness which becomes his house for ever. On the 20th of June, 1823, a public meeting was held, and a new society formed, called The second Congregational Society of Medford. After the following sabbath, the members of the new society fitted up a hall in the neighborhood as a temporary place of worship, and their members gradually increased. Their pulpit was supplied by neighboring clergymen, and from the Theological Seminary in Andover, till Oct. 2; when seventeen members from the first church, with nine members of other churches who had removed lately to Medford, bringing with them letters of dismission, were organized into a church by an ecclesiastical council, of which Rev. William Greenough, of Newton, was chosen Moderator; and Rev. B. B. Wisner, of Boston, Scribe. The names of the original members were as follows (the seventeen first mentioned coming from the first church of Medford, the others from abroad):--
make up for it by extraordinary application. The consequence was a self-made man of the highest type. After completing his medical studies with Dr. Tufts, he settled in Reading, and went thence to the army. After the Revolution, the people of Medford called him, as by acclamation, to become their physician. He accepted; and here through a long life he had no competitor, and witnessed only an increase of business and popularity. It was common for him to ride, in his practice, as far as Andover, Lynn, Watertown, and Boston. He received the honorary degree of master of arts, in 1787, from Harvard and Yale Colleges. From Harvard he received the degree of doctor of medicine in 1810, and that of doctor of laws in 1817. Dr. Luther Stearns, who came to Medford as a teacher, occasionally practised as a physician; but his duties to his school presented obstacles to his wide employment in medical duties, and he finally relinquished the profession. His very acute sensibilities must ha
ed. Thus 1802 saw laid the first keel of that fleet of ocean merchant ships whose sails have shaded every sea and bay on the navigable globe. Honor to him to whom honor is due! Mr. Magoun lives to see his favorite science and art carried to new triumphs; and, resting in the affluence that follows his labor, may he long enjoy that respect and gratitude which society loves to give to its real benefactors! Timber was procured from Medford, Malden, Woburn, Burlington, Lexington, Stoneham, Andover, and their adjoining towns. Mr. Magoun's first purchase of it was trees standing in what is now Winchester. He gave six dollars per ton: the seller was to cut and deliver it. It was more difficult to get the white-oak plank. When the Middlesex Canal was opened, a supply came through that channel; and large rafts were floated into the river through a side lock, which was near the entrance of Medford Turnpike. With our first builders, their price per ton for building was twenty-five dollar
l Kidder, jun., m. Mary Greenleaf, May 19, 1778, who d. Apr. 1, 1830, aged 78. He d. Dec. 16, 1821, leaving--  14-20Mary, b. Apr. 1, 1779; m. Benjamin Abbot, of Andover.  21Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1781; m. Hannah P. Rogers.  22William, b. Dec. 10, 1784; m. Charlotte Adams.  23Thompson, b. Apr. 17, 1788; m. M. A. Cannell; d. July 5oved to Braintree, about 1740; his son, Jonathan, moved to Malden, about 1755; and his son, Jonathan, jun., moved thence to Medford, 1773. He m. Phebe Abbott, of Andover, and had--  9-10Jonathan, b. Nov. 13, 1791; m. Catharine Gray.  11Henry, b. Nov. 9, 1793; m. Susan S. Tidd.  12Sarah, b. June 7, 1795; d. 1815.  13Charlotte, is. He d. May 24, 1764. Children:--  15-19William, d. young.  20Zechariah.  21Josiah, d. young.  22Elizabeth.  23Timothy.  24John.  25William, minister at Andover. 15-23TIMOTHY Symmes m. Martha----, and had--  23-26Timothy, b. Dec. 23, 1800.  27William Wyman, b. Aug. 24, 1803. 15-24John Symmes m. Miss Dix, of