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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
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hese men of God, we owe that church, that school, and that family altar, which have made New England what we now behold it. Fides probata coronat. The Rev. Mr. Porter, after a peaceful and valuable ministry of nearly nine years, died at his post of duty, Jan. 23, 1722, aged thirty-three. Mr. Porter had some property from his father. There is a deed of fifty or sixty acres of land, with a wharf and warehouse thereon, adjoining the river in Medford, conveyed by him, Jan. 7, 1716, to Benjamin Wyman, of Obum, maltster, for seventy-five pounds, New England currency. It was acknowledged before Stephen Sewall, Esq., of Salem, his father-in-law; and on the back is this-note: Sold to Stephen Hall, on the 7th of June, 1739. We regret that so little is on record concerning this beloved minister of Christ. With respect to his decease, we have the two following records:-- 1722, Jan. 23: The reverend minister of Meadford dies, Mr. Porter, which married Unkle Sewall's daughter. --S. Se
children, all by the first wife, were Nathaniel, b. 28 Feb. 1664-5, and d. 20 July 1665; Mary, b; 6 May 1666, prob. m. a Bixby, as a grandchild Mary Bigsbee is named in Deacon Hancock's will; Sarah, b. 23: Aug. 1667, m. Nathaniel Patten 15 Oct. 1711; Nathaniel, b. 29 Oct. 1668; Abigail,b. 29 Dec. 1669, and d. 7 May 1672; John, b. 1 Mar. 1671; Samuel, b. 2 Jan. 1672-3; Abigail, b. 23 Aug. 1675; was unm. in 1719, but prob. m. Richard Davenport 8 Nov. 1720; Elizabeth, b. 26 Aug. 1677, m. Benjamin Wyman of Woburn 20 Jan. 1702, and Jonathan Bacon of Bedford, and d. Mar. 1749; Ebenezer, b. 10 Mar. 1680-81; Joseph, b. 28 Ap. 1683, and probe. d. young, as he was not named in his father's will; Solomon, birth not recorded, d. 16 May 1700. 3. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (2), was a shoemaker, and prob. res. in a house belonging to his father, opposite to the homestead in Dunster Street, until 1699, when he purchased of Thomas Eyers the estate afterwards famous as the Blue Anchor Tavern, in
children, all by the first wife, were Nathaniel, b. 28 Feb. 1664-5, and d. 20 July 1665; Mary, b; 6 May 1666, prob. m. a Bixby, as a grandchild Mary Bigsbee is named in Deacon Hancock's will; Sarah, b. 23: Aug. 1667, m. Nathaniel Patten 15 Oct. 1711; Nathaniel, b. 29 Oct. 1668; Abigail,b. 29 Dec. 1669, and d. 7 May 1672; John, b. 1 Mar. 1671; Samuel, b. 2 Jan. 1672-3; Abigail, b. 23 Aug. 1675; was unm. in 1719, but prob. m. Richard Davenport 8 Nov. 1720; Elizabeth, b. 26 Aug. 1677, m. Benjamin Wyman of Woburn 20 Jan. 1702, and Jonathan Bacon of Bedford, and d. Mar. 1749; Ebenezer, b. 10 Mar. 1680-81; Joseph, b. 28 Ap. 1683, and probe. d. young, as he was not named in his father's will; Solomon, birth not recorded, d. 16 May 1700. 3. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (2), was a shoemaker, and prob. res. in a house belonging to his father, opposite to the homestead in Dunster Street, until 1699, when he purchased of Thomas Eyers the estate afterwards famous as the Blue Anchor Tavern, in