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r later a Medford school was kept. Then came the house of Dr. Bemis; next the fire engine house, since moved a little, and now the Grand Army hall, and next the Orthodox, or Mr. McCollom's Church. There was then no clock upon it, but it had a bell which was rung at stated intervals each week day at the town's expense. A small vacant lot lay beyond the church, and next was the four-story brick block then called the Usher Building. Next were some low wooden buildings, in one of which was Wyman's market, that in later years gave place to the Odd Fellows building. The two-story wooden building with the Coburn and another store was there as now, and the Town hall, as everybody knows, was there in 1870, in practically its present appearance. And here ended, or rather began, High street, over which the writer has since many times walked, driven or trolleyed, but never found it so long as on that day. In this description he has turned into no side streets, as he did into none then
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., History told by names of streets. (search)
house erected beside it in 1851. Cottage, probably from the type of houses there erected; Mystic, because of its trend from Mystic mount (now Hastings heights), toward the river. Auburn, Allston, Irving and Prescott are sentimental, reflecting the cultivated and literary taste of Rev. John Pierpont and Charles Brooks. Woburn street was, of course, the old Oborne rode of the early days. Warren street extends through the old farm of Amos Warren, and the newer Wyman street through the old Wyman estate. Gleason street adjoins the Gleason school, both named for Hon. Daniel A. Gleason of the school committee. Madison street was one of the later streets, and probably suggested by James Madison Usher, a namesake of President Madison. Usher road lies within the limits of his former estate, while Gorham, Clewley, Chardon and Wheelwright are those of relatives of the Brooks family, whose land they traverse. Century road was laid out in the closing year of the nineteenth century. Play
Francis A. Wait's description of it. The house at the river was old and low studded: set back from the sidewalk more than the others and required six steps up to the first floor, and steps from the street to the eating-room in the basement, kept by John and Peter Danforth. A Mrs. Hathaw lived in the rear; entrance from the street level. An old bachelor shoemaker named Pat Conely See Register, Vol. IV., p. 72, for James Hervey's mention of Connoly. lived and worked in the south end; Wyman & Locke, butchers, in the north end. Mr. Wait illustrated his note by a sketch of this house, showing a fourth entrance, to the end away from the river, probably that by which the hall on the second floor was reached, and adds John D. Small started business in the large room. We would here observe that Mr. Small's successors are in a building longer used for church purposes. In 1831 the Universalists began their services in Kendall's Hotel, Register, Vol. IV., p. 27. but by t
ccur on the Danvers tax list until 1757, when we may suppose it is the son and not the father who is mentioned. Henry Putnam Middlesex Co. Registry, Vol. 57, p. 209, Apr., 1753. Deed Joseph Hartwell to Henry Putnam. Middlesex Co. Registry, Vol. 62, p. 563, 9 May, 1765. Deed Henry Putnam to John Swan Senr. was taxed in Charlestown from 1756– 1765 (he had purchased of J. Hartwell, forty-five acres in 1753), kept school without the neck. He was then styled Gentleman, and, according to Wyman, from Danvers. For proof of the identity of Henry of Charlestown see will of Nathaniel Boardman in Essex Probate. On May 9, 1763, Henry Putnam of Charlestown, Gentleman, was appointed administrator on the estate of his son John, late of Charlestown. It appears from extracts that he was more or less of a soldier, a scholar, and a man of some consequence, else he would not have had the title of gentleman. Some time, soon after 1763, he probably removed to Medford and was perhaps there
Latest from Missouri.a fight at Lynn Creek — the Confederates dispersed — whereabouts of Gen. Fremont, &c. St. Louis, Oct. 18. --The reported withdrawal of Maj. R. M. Corwin from Gen. Fremont's staff is officially contradicted. Syracuse, Mo., Oct. 19.--It is reported that acting Brigadier General Wyman, who left Rolla several days since with about 2,500 men, has arrived at Lynn Creek, where he dispersed a body of rebels, killing a considerable number and taking over 200 prisoners, capturing eighteen wagon-loads of goods belonging to Messrs. McClung & Co., whom the rebels had robbed. The last advices from Gen. Fremont are to 7 o'clock Friday night. He is still at Warsaw. His pontoon bridge across the Osage river was to be finished by Saturday. Gen. Siegel's division had crossed the river. It is reported that Gen. Price has been largely reinforced by Ben McCulloch, and that the combined forces are fortifying Ocecia, where they intended to give Gen. Fremont batt
of the Federals. The rebels were commanded by General Cheatham, General Polk being at Columbus. It is reported that General Johnson was wounded. Rolla, Mo., Nov. 7.--Capt. Stevens, who left Springfield Tuesday, has reached here, and reports that on Tuesday morning the Federal pickets were to be extended beyond the old battle-ground at Wilson's Creek, the advance guard of the enemy having retreated from that position. Their advance guard at that point numbered 7,500 strong. Gen. Wyman had been appointed Provost Marshal of Springfield and the Federal lines were strictly guarded, no person being allowed to pass West or Southwest. The expedition under Col. Dodge, which left Rolla a few days since in quest of ex-judge Freeman's band of rebels, took possession of Houston, in Texas county, on the 4th instant, and captured a large amount of rebel property, and several prominent Secessionists, including some officers of the rebel army. A large mail for the rebel army was
at Waverly by a gang of rebels under command of Joe Shelby. St. Louis, Nov. 18th.--Gens. Halleck and Hamilton arrived here this morning. Generals Sturgis and Wyman arrived here last night. The divisions of Gens. Hunter, Sturgis, and Pope have reached different points on the Pacific Railroad, where they will await orders from Gen. Halleck. Gen. Wyman's brigade reached Rolla on Saturday, and the divisions of Gens. Siegel and Ashooth will arrive here to-day or to-morrow. Gen. Wyman brought a number of rebel prisoners, among them Col. Price and several other officers. Details of News from Washington. From the Washington Star, of theGen. Wyman brought a number of rebel prisoners, among them Col. Price and several other officers. Details of News from Washington. From the Washington Star, of the 19th, we extract the following items: Prisoners to be discharged. Yesterday, by direction of the Department, Justice Donn visited the prison of the old Capitol, and administered the oath not to bear arms against the Government during the war to the following prisoners:--J. W. Brant, J. B. Buckley, Randolph T. Gray, T. A.
John and Joshua Shunan, Gardner and Sumner, of Baltimore, have been released from Fort Warren on taking the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. "The Laurecla" is the title of a spirited little weekly literary journal, just started at Farmville, Va., under the suspicious of the Le Vire Literary Society. It is edited by two Misses--"L. M. K," and "O. S. W." Wyman, the ventriloquist and magicism, is giving exhibitions in Baltimore. Jool M. Smith, city Treasurer of Nashville, Tenn., died on the 11th inst., at that place, in the 10th year of his age.
Latest News from Gen. Price --The Little Rock Journal, of the 7th inst., says: We learn from Col. C. W Board that intelligence has been received by the military board here that Gen. Price is marching on Rolla, to attack the Federals, sixteen thousand in number, under sigel and Wyman, and are this has whipped the rascals, and is making ready to march on Sedalin and serve Gen. Popes eighteen thousand Yanks the same way.
lace. A skirmish had taken place near Lebanon, on the entrance of our troops, and a rebel captain killed and several men taken prisoners. Government teams are constantly moving westward; but the roads are almost impassable owing to the depth of the mud. Gen. Price's force. St. Louis, Jan. 28. --A large body of troops is moving from Rolla, Sedalia, and Otterville, the destination of which is supposed to be Springfield. The following is from Major Wright's report to General Wyman:--"Price's force does not exceed 8,000 or 10,000, all State troops. Price has been notified of his appointment of Major-General in the Confederate army but has not been confirmed, consequently the, Confederate forces decline to reinforce him. They say to him they have 30.000 troops ready to join him when they receive the official notice that McIntosh has gone to reinforce the rebels in the Indian nation. Most of General Rain's men have gone home, the balance (400) are at Sarcoxie and G
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