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the said Second Parish in Cambridge, together with certain petitioners then. inhabitants of the town of Charlestown, were incorporated into a District, generally called Menotomy, since it included all the territory in the two towns on the westerly side of Menotomy River, now Alewife Brook, the stream flowing from the Spy-Pond Brook into the Mystic River. The Mystic River, of which the ancient Menotomy River is a branch, has its source in Mystic Pond, which was shown on Wood's Map of Massachusetts in 1633. It almost has its beginning, continuance and end within the limits of Medford, and hence is often called the Medford River. The names of the Mystic and Menotomy Rivers are apparently aboriginal designations, and like all Indian names probably describe the locality to which they were affixed. Trumbull gives the origin of the name Mystic, anciently written Mistick, as applied to the Medford River, thus: Tuk in Indian denotes a river whose waters are driven in waves by the tides
d Cutter's house The same liberty probably that was granted the Widow Rolfe in 1681.; as also a twelfth part of a sawmill upon Sergt. Francis Whitmore's land. Dated April 10, 1685, and signed John Rolfe and seal (Midd. Registry, IX. 366). It is witnessed in part by the mark of Mary Rolfe, Jr. Probably the sister of John, who was born 16 Jan. 1660. John Rolfe, Jr., appears to have removed, as did the other sons of John Rolfe, to Woodbridge, N. J., where John Rolf—then resident in Massachusetts—received deed of lands in Woodbridge from Richard Dole 27 Apr. 1686. John Rolph and Sarah Moores were married at Woodbridge 18 July, 1688. Their daughter Sarah was born 27 Nov. 1689. Sarah, the wife, died 4 Dec. 1689. Their daughter Sarah died 23 Dec. 1689. John Rolf was ratemaker (assessor) in 1689. John Rolph's. dwelling-house is named in the laying out of a highway 9 Feb. 1699. [He was dead in 1705.] Samuel Rolph joined the church 3 Oct. 1710, Woodbridge. Joseph Rolf was co
ell in an article published in the Boston Transcript enumerates the following earthquakes in Massachusetts. In 1663, two; in 1665, one; in 1727, a dozen shocks in one week, one of them of great violped, nor their ears cut off, as has been represented.—Journals of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts. Gordon, Hist. Am. Rev., i. 311, says the real fact was, one of the British wounded, who the impressions conveyed by the British, or Ministerial account, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts published a narrative of the excursion and ravages of the King's Troops, under the command oheir arms, stores, provisions, &c., without any loss on our side.— Essex Gazette, Salem, and Massachusetts Spy, Worcester. The Salem Gazette, in a hand-bill published on the Fight, has the followin personal worth and professional ability this experienced soldier. Scammel was a native of Massachusetts. This sermon, under the title of The American Revolution in a Nut-Shell, has been publish
ain it. For several years, say from 1807 to 1817, the spotted fever raged as a fatal epidemic in the country towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, exciting as much alarm and panic as the cholera in later years. Among other remedies tried, one wventy years ago, near the time of the opening settlement of what is now considered one of the older interior towns of Massachusetts, John Adams had become one of the fathers and selectmen of the town. We have received, in answer to a letter which wws, and whereas it is expedient in our municipal as well as in our personal relations as good citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to use all means in our power to strengthen the arm of Government to the end that Peace and the Supremacy ofrn in Rindge, N. H., Dec. 29, 1830, was a lawyer, and removed from Fitchburg to West Cambridge in 1869. The quota of Massachusetts being full, his company and himself offered their services to the State of New York, and were mustered into the 40th
ition of minister vacant, 1794-1818; Benjamin C. Grafton, 1818-23; John Ormsby, 1824-27; Ebenezer Nelson, 1828-34; Appleton Morse and Charles Miller, 1834-38; So given in the Arlington Baptist Church Book, but not recognized as such in the Massachusetts Registers of the time. Timothy C. Tingley, 1838-45; George J. Carleton, 1845-51; Joseph Banvard, 1851-53; Samuel B. Swaim, 1854-62; John Duncan, 1863-64; Amos Harris, 1865-75; Charles H. Spaulding, 1876-79. Universalist Society.—A Societyt of the congregation attend worship at a church in West Medford. St. John's Church (Episcopal).—In 1875 religious services were first held in Arlington in conformity to the Liturgy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Efforts were soon made to erect a chapel, which has since been completed. A parish has been organized, and now awaits admission into union with the Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts. The Rev. D. G. Haskins, S. T. D., is the officiating Rector
rad. H. U. 1802. Ll.D. and attorney-general of Massachusetts. (See Drake's Biog. Dict. ) Averill, Selina h Bradish, propagated reports with regard to our Massachusetts soldiers rifling the house of Mr. Bradish, instemeeting of the Evangelical Missionary Society in Massachusetts. By David Damon, A. M., Minister of the Church Narrhaganset No. 2, so call'd—afterward Westminster, Mass.—17 Oct. 1742. David, of Charlestown and Narragansat the time of his death the oldest clergyman in Massachusetts, and d. in Charlestown, 14 Nov. 1855, a. 93. Rell worthy of honorable mention in the records of Massachusetts patriotism. Gowen, Samuel, of Medford, and E. 1835. William Schouler, Adjutant General of Massachusetts during the War of the Rebellion, came from Scotlember Constitutional Convention, 1853; Author of Massachusetts in the Civil War, 2 vols. 8vo. 1868-71. See Draid Dunster, of Narragansett Township, Worcester Co., Mass., in 1742, bounded east and northeast by Medford Rive
1862, credited to Boston. Discharged March 14, 1863, disability. 342. William Stacy, Co. K, 99th New York Vols. (three years); Jan. 13, 1862, Not buried here. 343. George P. Cotting, age 20, Co. F, Twenty-Fifth Regiment Infantry (three years), Oct. 10, 1861, credited to Fitchburg; re-enlisted Dec. 18, 1863, credited to Boston. Died Dec. 29, 1864, at Annapolis, Md. note. Charles H. Graves, formerly 1st Lieut. in the Fortieth N. Y. Regiment, born Mass. and appointed from Mass., was commissioned Assistant AdjutantGen-eral of Volunteers, with the rank of Captain, Feb. 29, 1864; Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers with the rank of Major, Jan. 15, 1865. Brevet Colonel of Volunteers and Aide-de-Camp to Brevet Major-General A. H. Terry. Entered the Regular Army as First Lieutenant in the Fourteenth Infantry, Nov. 29, 1865. Captain, Thirty-Fourth Infantry, commissioned July 28, 1866. Brevet Major and Brevet Lieut.—Colonel of Regulars, March 2, 1867. Captain unass