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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., Medford's home for the Aged. (search)
resent Winthrop street. One of these interleavings relates to his paternal home and was added as below in New York, June 25, 1863. About 1801 Mr Nathaniel Wells (who for many years assisted in mowing the grass in Medford, and who died in Aug. 1824, aged 92) said at Fathers house about 1800, that when he was a boy, he heard his Father say, that the frame of that house was of Oak, got out, framed, raised and built at a certain time, which was 112 years before the time Mr Wells was repeating it in 1801, which would make the time it was built 1689. Mr Wells thought the house was built by a Mr Richardson of Woburn. If this be correct, and theMr Wells thought the house was built by a Mr Richardson of Woburn. If this be correct, and there can be little doubt thereof, this house, with its solid oak frame, must have been a century old when President Washington took his health tour as far north as Portsmouth, and visited Medford in 1789, where he was entertained by Colonel Brooks at his home, only a few rods away. Truly it is, with the modern addition of 1872 an