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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4., Incidents and reminiscences of the Fire Department of Medford. (search)
foot of Marm Symond's hill, and after a few years was relocated in the rear of the First Parish meeting-house. They by their records were organized in 1808, and held their first meeting at the house of Mr. J. Johnson, where it was voted that Zaccheus Wyman be master of the engine and James T. Floyd be clerk. The following persons were appointed by the Selectmen to constitute the engine company, viz.: Zaccheus Wyman, James T. Floyd, John Symmes 3d, John Dickson, William Harris, Jonathan Brooks,Zaccheus Wyman, James T. Floyd, John Symmes 3d, John Dickson, William Harris, Jonathan Brooks, Patrick Roach, Joseph Bucknam, Joseph Wyman, Jr., Isaac Floyd, Isaac Brooks, Leonard Bucknam, Samuel Teel Jr., Daniel Wier. In their records the engine is sometimes called the Western Engine Company. They held their meetings the first Monday in every month at the houses of the members or at the hotels in the town. In January, 1820, the Selectmen appointed the following persons as members of the company, viz.: William Butters, Ebenezer Putnam, Cornelius Bigelow, Abial Butters, Henry Woodw
e or otherwise and if they neglect to do the same they shall for each neglect pay the fine of seventy-five Cents. .. 8th Every member shall repair directly to the Engine House on hearing the cry of fire Then followed the signatures of Zaccheus Wyman, Samuel Teel Jun, Jonathan Brooks, John Dickson, Isaac Brooks, Joseph Wyman Jr, James T Floyd, Daniel Wier, Patrick Roach, Wm Harris, Leonard Bucknam, Isaac Floyd, John Symmes 3d, Joseph Bucknam [On same page, in same expert hand as before] At a meeting appointed by the company and held at the house of Mr J. Johnson on Monday the fourth day of JanY 1088 . . . Voted that Zaccheus Wyman be Master of the engine and James T Floyd Clerk to sd Company for the year ensuing. Also voted to meet the first Monday in April at Half past 5 oClock P. M. at the engine house At the bottom of the page, in the handwriting of the Clark is cents Isaac Floyd fined 50 Wm Harris Do50 Six records of monthly meetings are upon the nex