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side of the river. They did so. A promontory there, jutting towards the south into the marsh, was the only safe place then to build upon. It is about sixty rods south-east of the ancient house now standing on the farm of Messrs. James and Isaac Wellington. The marshes stretch away from this promontory, on every side except the north, where it joins the mainland. On its highest point they built the first house erected in Medford. This was in July, 1630. There are persons now living who knewIndian chief, he has called it Sagamore Vale. In former times, they built houses, and then laid out roads; now, they lay out roads, and then build houses. The large farm of one hundred and sixty-five acres, belonging to Messrs. James and Isaac Wellington, situated on the eastern border of Medford, was divided into lots and parallel streets, Nov. 1, 1854. Its nearness to Boston, and the facilities of travel by railroad, offer tempting situations for suburban residences. In 1854, twenty sm
Tufts, 37, 42, 43, 44, 49, 51, 144, 196, 297, 303, 306, 484, 495, 570. Tufts College, 297. Turell family, 555. Turell, 29, 49, 221, 310, 319. Universalist Church, 269. Usher family, 556. Usher, 36, 168, 169, 170, 178, 188, 193, 345, 419, 538, 570. Wade family, 558. Wade, 8, 28, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 97, 100, 327, 425. Waite, 36, 51, 439, 560. Warren family, 560. Warren, 225. Washington, 69, 161. Waterman, 87. Watson, 36. Weber family, 560. Wellington, 37, 55. Wheeler, 34, 43. Whitefield, 226, 233. Whitmore family, 561. Whitmore, 9, 36, 68, 69, 97, 103, 106, 109, 126, 209, 216, 217, 265, 331, 332, 334, 353, 411, 412, 414, 415, 438, 507, 511, 513, 553, 560, 570. Wier, 49, 565. Wigglesworth, 8. wild family, 566. Willard, 105. Willis family, 566. Willis, 28, 36, 42, 96, 99, 101, 102, 103, 106, 218, 241, 265, 328. Wilson, 2, 3, 14. Winthrop, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, 20, 25, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 45, 74.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The Bradburys of Medford and their ancestry. (search)
of furniture, cattle, horses, swine, hay, wearing apparel, tools and notes with interest. After leaving $40 to each of his five children he left the rest of his property to his wife during the time she remained his widow. His pew in the Medford meeting-house is mentioned in the list of property. His wife, Judith, died May 5, 1818, and May 9, 1818, Dr. Osgood's diary notes the funeral of Mrs. Bradbury. In 1819 the Bradbury heirs sold their two-thirds part of the estate to James and Isaac Wellington. The signatures of the five heirs and of their wives and husbands are neatly and finely executed. The deed was signed February 19, 1819, and March 20 of the same year the one-third part then occupied by the youngest child, Edward, was deeded to the Wellington brothers by the heirs of Samuel Greenleaf, deceased. Samuel Greenleaf's wife being, as we have seen, Wymond's sister Anna. At this time the house was in Medford and the greater part of the farm in Malden. When Everett was se
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The Bradburys of Medford and their ancestry. (search)
y real estate and to add to these any surplus of my personal property as hereinafter mentioned, and then to pay the whole over to the town of Medford as a charitable trust for the following charitable uses: That the income of the fund shall be appropriated for all time for the help or relief of indigent American females, old or young, that shall be residents of the town of Medford, said appropriation or distribution of income to be made by the selectmen for the time being, and such distribution shall be annually as the income accrues, in accordance with their best judgment. The fund amounts to $11,252, the yearly income of which is a little more than $450. The family name is also perpetuated by Bradbury avenue, Wellington, a public way running from the railroad to Riverside avenue. The private way through land of the Wellington heirs, to the Fellsway, in line with Bradbury avenue, passes the old mansion of the Blanchards, which later was for many years the home of the Bradburys.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Some Medford farmers who had milk routes in Boston in the Thirties and forties. (search)
Some Medford farmers who had milk routes in Boston in the Thirties and forties. James and Isaac Wellington. Isaac died aged 93. Oliver M. Gale, died in Indicates an uncertainty.Malden. Horatio A. Smith, died 1897, aged 95, in Medford. Edmund Symmes, died 1843, aged 48, in Medford. —Beard, on Joseph Wyman Farm. Joseph Wyman, died 18—, in Medford. Albert and Octavius Smith. Octavius died 1845, aged 26, in Medford. Albert died 1891, aged 84. John C. Magoun, Indicates an uncertainty. on the Edward Brooks Farm. Stoddard, on the J. Q: Adams Farm at West Medford. Captain Nathan Adams, died 1842, aged 79, in Medford. Dea. Nathan Adams, died 1849, aged 60, in Medford. About 1844 the railroad commenced to bring milk from distant country towns to Boston. The railroad men cut prices, and personally solicited patronage directly in the dwellings and elsewhere. This made trouble between the two parties. The writer has seen his uncle (a Medford
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., The Cradock house, past and future. (search)
er Tufts conveyed to this oldest son of his forty-five acres of land on the north side of the way to Blanchard's, i.e., Wellington, Also the east half of my brick house, as it is divided by the fore door and stairway, the stairway to be in commony charming when new, with its view from its knoll by the road south over the flooded marshes or the winding river, with Wellington and its old house and one or two other houses lying to the east; behind, the ploughed land and the wood lots, and westwTufts wished to go into Boston, he went along the road to Medford square, for the other end of the road to Blanchard's (Wellington) ended with the gate to that estate, which lay at that time in Malden; he then crossed the Cradock bridge and went alond elsewhere in Medford, and so the tradition ran that they were imported from England, but the bricks of one of the old Wellington houses which was torn down were similar. One other splendid example of local tradition we learned while we were ther
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29., History or Fable, which had we? (search)
History or Fable, which had we? Our Historical Society is completing its thirtieth year and with the coming issue the twenty-ninth volume of its publication. There were some who thought in its early days that it would soon exhaust the stock of history, but there is yet a lot to learn. For instance, when was Medford first settled? Where? And who were they who came into this unknown land and built their first habitation? Was it on a promontory, sixty rods southeast of the ancient house. . . of James and Isaac Wellington? This assertion was made (1855): On its highest point they built the first home erected in Medford, in July, 1630. As this spot was then in Charlestown, later Malden and Everett, and not till 1817 or 1875 in Medford, shall we regard it as history or, quoting our former president, as a whole lot of fable? Areal history of Medford's earliest days would be really interesting.