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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Index of names (search)
Church records,—1713-1721. The following list comprises the persons who were admitted to full communion in the church at Medford during the ministry of Rev. Aaron Porter. In the church records, under date of November 18, 1751, Mr. Turell wrote that at that time only John Willis, Benjamin Teal, and Benjamin Parker remained as members. 1713, June 14,Stephen Francis, sen. Stephen Willis, jun. Isaac Farewell. Elizabeth Farewell, wife of Isaac. Rebeccah, wife of William Willis. 1714, June 6,Susannah Porter, wife to Aaron Porter. Nov. 21,John Tufts, sen. 1715, Jan. 2,Mary Leatherby, wife to Stephen Leatherby. Feb. 13,Peter Wait. Sarah Wait, wife to Peter Wait. Hannah Sargent, wife to Joseph Sargent. May 8,Hannah Seccomb, wife to Peter Seccomb. June 12,Hannah Larrence. 1716, April,John Willis. Elizabeth Alberry, wife to John Alberry. May 13,Ephraim Leatherby (dismissed). 1718, Mar. 16,Benjaminn Teal. Anna Teal, wife to Benjamin Teal. April 27,Benjamin Parker. Abi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., The
Whitmores of Medford and some of their descendants. (search)
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Parson
's Legacy or the Turell President's old Arm-Chair. (search)
Parson Turell's Legacy or the President's old Arm-Chair. A poem with this caption was written by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes many years ago. A recent reading s
ecords for the old parson's will, and led to an interesting evening with Parson Turell at the Historical Society, when the poem we reproduce was read.
As no such b Harvard College on September 16, 1924, but really don't know that it was Parson Turell's. It doesn't look like the woodcut we saw. Perhaps Dr. Holmes' poem is much embellishment and little history. M. W. M.
Parson Turell's Legacy or the President's old Arm-Chair Facts respecting an old arm-chair, At Cambridge.
Is kept in r there:— I'm talking about an old arm-chair. You've heard, no doubt, of Parson Turell? Over at Medford he used to dwell; Married one of the Mather's folk; Got with h f Justice Sewall a cause to try in, Or Cotton Mather to sit—and lie—in. Parson Turell bequeathed the same To a certain student,—Smith by name; These were the terms,