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abundantly; while turnips, beets, onions, and parsnips gradually grew into favor. Potatoes were not known to our first settlers; although among the articles, to send for New England, from London, March 16, 1628, potatoes are named. The potato is a native of Chili and Peru. We think there is no satisfactory record of potatoes being in England before they were carried from Santa Fe, in America, by Sir John Hawkins, in 1653. They are often mentioned as late as 1692. Their first culture in Ireland is referred to Sir Walter Raleigh, who had large estates there. A very valuable kind of potato was first carried from America by that patriot of every clime, Mr. Howard, who cultivated it at Cardington, near Bedford, 1765. Its culture then had become general. Its first introduction to this neighborhood is said to have been by those emigrants, called the Scotch Irish, who first entered Londonderry, New Hampshire, April 11, 1719. As they passed through Andover, Mass., they left some potat
rch 4, 1779.   Hannah Francis, m. Isaac Amsdell, of Marlborough, June 7, 1725.   Lydia Francis, m. Nathaniel Pierce, Mar. 1, 1685.   Elizabeth Francis, d. Nov. 12, 1750.    Samuel Francis, jun., and his wifed. Oct. 15, 1775. d. May 15, 1775.   Jane, widow of John Francis, d. Dec. 16, 1800, aged 63.   Fulton, John, was born in Boston, 1736, and moved to Medford in 1772, where he owned land bounded by the street which now bears his name. His father is said to have emigrated from Ireland, to enjoy liberty of conscience, and was one of the proprietors of the Federal-street Church. He m. the oldest daughter of Samuel Bradlee, of Boston, whom he left a widow, with ten children. She died, aged 95. One of her daughters m. Nathan Wait, of Malden, who was b. 1763, and d. 1840, in Medford; in which town one of his daughters now lives, the wife of Jonathan Perkins, Esq.  1GARDNER, Thomas, m. Mary Willis, June 21, 1704, and had--  1-2Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1721.  1Gi