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Reminders. Medford was settled in 1630 by followers of John Winthrop. Enjoyed in her early years the patronage of Matthew Cradock. During the Revolution her soldiers fought under Washington. Favored in 1824 with a visit from the noble Lafayette. On to Lexington through Medford rode gallant Paul Revere. Recalls with pride the patriotic deeds of Sarah Bradlee Fulton. Devoted to the memory of her greatest son, John Brooks. Her history is replete with interest; her record is honorable. Into the Civil War she sent 769 Union soldiers. She has ever been foremost in the cause of education. The Keels of Medford-built ships have ploughed every sea. On the banks of the Mystic shipbuilding flourished seventy years. Responded with her Minute men to the call in 1775. Indian Chief Nanepashemit lived on Rock Hill, 1615. Cradock House built in 1634 still stands in good condition. Admitted to have one of the finest High School Buildings. Lydia Maria
Sarah Bradlee Fulton. Dorchester, 1740. Medford, 1835. by Helen T. Wild, Secretary. By permission of the American Monthly, Washington, D. C. the names of the men who fought in the War of the American Revolution are carefully preserved in the archives of the State, but the women who through all those sad years endured ha
Only here and there a woman's name is found on the honor roll of Revolutionary days.
Among the Medford women whom history has remembered, Sarah Bradlee Fulton has a prominent place.
We have been proud to name our chapter for her, honoring with her all the unknown loyal women who worked and prayed in this dear old town of ours, for the cause of liberty.
Mrs. Fulton was a member of the Bradlee family of Dorchester and Boston.
In 1762 she married John Fulton, and ten years later they came to Medford with their little sons and daughters, and made their home on the east side of Main street about one hundred and fifty feet south of the brid