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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
till sustains. Rev. Benjamin F. Bowles was ordained in 1848, and held the pastoral office successively at Salem, Southbridge, Natick, Melrose, Manchester, N. H., and Worcester. He was installed here Dec. 6, 1868, and resigned Jan. 31, 1873; since which time he has been pastor of the Second Church in Philadelphia. The present pastor of this church is Rev. Oscar F. Safford, a graduate of the Theological School, St. Lawrence University, 1862, who was ordained in 1862, and who was settled at Danvers, Charlestown, Chicago, and Springfield. He was installed here Jan. 1, 1874. Deacons. Elected.Died.Age. Samuel WatsonJuly 12, 1827Feb. 185587 Flavel CoolidgeJuly 12, 1827 Feb. 1, 184873 Isaac KimballJuly 12, 1827Oct. 14, 183174 Simon AmesDec. 28, 1831Oct. 28, 184151 Alvaro Blodgett Deac. Blodgett resigned Sept. 3, 1853, and was reelected May 25, 1860.July 28, 1843May 14, 187458 Joseph P. HowlettJuly 28, 1843 Ebenezer P. HolmanOct. 28, 1847Dec. 17, 185947 Robert WhiteMay 29, 1
t toward Boston was far different. From the westerly border of Menotomy to their point of departure by Beech Street into the Milk Row Road, their passage was through a flame of fire. The provincials rallied from the towns in the vicinity The list of killed, wounded, and missing, gives the names of twenty-three towns, which, with their respective number of killed are as follows: Acton, 3; Bedford, 1; Beverly, 1; Billerica; Brookline, 1; Cambridge, 6; Charlestown, 2; Chelmsford; Concord; Danvers, 7; Dedham, 1; Framingham; Lexington, 10; Lynn, 4; Medford, 2; Needham, 5; Newton; Roxbury; Salem, 1; Stow; Sudbury, 2; Watertown, 1; Woburn, 2. See Frothingham's Siege of Boston, pp. 80, 81. Certainly some other towns, and probably many, besides these, were represented in this sanguinary conflict. even to as great a distance as Salem, and hung upon their rear and flanks, firing upon them from every advantageous point. The British loss, in this retreat, is reported to have been seventy-th
ety; ordained at Cambridge 25 Nov. 1696, where he d. 15 Feb. 1716-17, a. 54. His w. Elizabeth d. 28 July 1715, and he m. Elizabeth, widow of Rev. Joseph Green of Danvers, and dau. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham; she d. at Medford 26 Nov. 1747. See pp. 282-287. 4. Edward, s. of Thomas (1), settled in Marblehead, was a Captain Ann, b. 4 Mar. 1713. Jonathan the f. d. in 1736; his w. Mary d. in 1732. 16. Joseph, s. of John (5), grad. H. C. 1695, and was ordained at Salem village, or Danvers, 10 Nov. 1698. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham, 16 Mar. 1698-9, and had Anna, b. 27 Nov. 1699, d. 8 Aug. 1725; John, b. 22 Dec. 1701, H. Cmas the f. d. about 1723, and his w. Dorothy m. Samuel Jennison of Wat. before Sept. 1727. 16. Joseph, s. of Joseph (9), m. Mehetabel Raymond at Salem Village (Danvers) 21 Feb. 1711-12, and had Joseph, b. 10 Oct. 1713; Thomas, b. 30 Jan. 1715; Josiah, b. 20 Mar. 1721; Joanna, b. 15 Sept. 1723; Mehetabel, b.——; , m. Shippie To
rts, during the witchcraft delusion in 1692. 3. William, s. of Thomas (1), m. Elizabeth Hayman of Boston, 3 Nov. 1697, and had Thomas, bap. 14 Aug. 1698, d. young; William, b. 18 Ap. 1706. William the f. grad. H. C. 1680; Tutor; Fellow, 1707 to 1717; Treasurer, 1713 to 1715; Bachelor of Divinity, 1692; Fellow of the Royal Society; ordained at Cambridge 25 Nov. 1696, where he d. 15 Feb. 1716-17, a. 54. His w. Elizabeth d. 28 July 1715, and he m. Elizabeth, widow of Rev. Joseph Green of Danvers, and dau. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham; she d. at Medford 26 Nov. 1747. See pp. 282-287. 4. Edward, s. of Thomas (1), settled in Marblehead, was a Captain, m. Mary, dau. of John Legg, and d. in 1719, and his w. Mary m. Col. Edmund Goffe 24 July 1728. 5. William, s. of William (3), m. Katherine, dau. of Gov. Gurdon Salton-stall, 23 Nov. 1727, and had William, b. 4. Jan. 1728-9, d. 14 Oct. 1730; Katherine, b. 2 June 1730, m. John Mico Wendell 13 Aug. 1752, and d. 30 Jan. 1821; Mary
eb. 1695-6, was made on board ship. 14. Thomas, s. of John (5), was living in 1691, but not named in his brother Edward's will, 1696. 15. Jonathan, s. of John (5), a housewright, sold the homestead in 1696 to Joseph Coolidge, and rem. to Newton, where by w. Mary, he had Mary, b. 9 Feb. 1702; Jonathan, b. 31 May 1707, d. 1732; Ann, b. 4 Mar. 1713. Jonathan the f. d. in 1736; his w. Mary d. in 1732. 16. Joseph, s. of John (5), grad. H. C. 1695, and was ordained at Salem village, or Danvers, 10 Nov. 1698. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham, 16 Mar. 1698-9, and had Anna, b. 27 Nov. 1699, d. 8 Aug. 1725; John, b. 22 Dec. 1701, H. C. 1719; Joseph, b. 12 Dec. 1703; Edward, b. 1 Dec. 1705; Elizabeth, b. 8 May 1708, d. 23 July 1732; William, b. 11 Aug. 1710; Benjamin, b. 1 July 1713; Ruth, posthumous, b. 23 Ap. 1716, d. 24 Aug. 1716. Joseph the f. d. 26 Nov. 1715; his w. Elizabeth m. Rev. William Brattle of Camb. and d. at Medf. 22 May 1747. See An Account o
his military spirit was not quenched. (See pp. 414, 415.) He closed his long and eventful life 3 Feb. 1793, a. 96 years and 6 months; the inscription on his gravestone gives his age 98, and his obituary 99; his w. Esther d. at Lex. 9 Sept. 1801, a. 84. 15. Thomas, s. of Thomas (8), by w. Dorothy, had Thomas, b. about 1715. Thomas the f. d. about 1723, and his w. Dorothy m. Samuel Jennison of Wat. before Sept. 1727. 16. Joseph, s. of Joseph (9), m. Mehetabel Raymond at Salem Village (Danvers) 21 Feb. 1711-12, and had Joseph, b. 10 Oct. 1713; Thomas, b. 30 Jan. 1715; Josiah, b. 20 Mar. 1721; Joanna, b. 15 Sept. 1723; Mehetabel, b.——; , m. Shippie Townsend of Boston 1745, and d. about 1747. Joseph the f. was a joiner, res. at Chs., and d. 20 Feb. 1740-41; his w. Mehetabel d. 4 Ap. 1731, a. 38. 17. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin (10), m. Ruhamah Locke of Woburn 15 June 1726, and had Joel, b. 1728; Sarah, b. 1732; Ruhama, b. 1733. Ben-Jamin the f. res. at Concord, and d. 22 Oct.