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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
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R. (search)
s Clara W. Goodwin. The objects of the Order are briefly— To perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty. The chapter was named in honor of Sarah Bradlee Fulton, one of the most heroic women of the Revolution, and a resident of Medford from 1772 to the time of her death in 1835. The chapter started under auspicious circumstances, and holds a warm place in the consideration of our citizens. Its relation to the Medford Historical Society is most happy, the work of the two organizations being along similar lines. Our meetings are held in the Historical Rooms. The special work of the past year has been the locating, and decorating on Me
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 forgotten. 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
well equipped in personal qualities, and by fortunate family lineage, for such a position. Descended from Capt. John Wayte, of Maiden, 1638. Nathan Wait, born in Malden, April 6, 1763, married Sarah Lloyd Fulton, daughter of John and Sarah Bradlee Fulton, July 26, 1785. Among his children was Nathan W., father of Elijah S., father of William Cushing. The great-great-grandson of Sarah Bradlee Fulton would seem to be a most fitting selection for an office representing historical and patrioSarah Bradlee Fulton would seem to be a most fitting selection for an office representing historical and patriotic research. The subject of our sketch was born in Charlestown, Dec. 18, 1860, the eldest child of Elijah S. and Eliza Ann (Hadley) Wait. He came to Medford in 1870, and was a pupil in the Brooks and High Schools. Graduated at Harvard College, 1882, Summa cur laude and the highest honors in history, and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa. Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1885 with degrees of Ll.B. and A. M. Was a member of Class-day Committee,, 1882, member of Class Committee, 1882, secreta
. the Mystic Camera Club has leased the large room in the annex of the Historical House. This is a posilive fact, although the Club has many negatives. an interesting informal talk was given by Mr. Benjamin P. Hollis on Saturday evening, Feb. 19. His subject was The Seals of the United States, and the Several States. Many choice bits of coloring were shown. After the talk the combination most popular was the olive blended with cracker white and cheese yellow. the paper on Sarah Bradlee Fulton was first read by Miss Wild before the local chapter of the D. A.R. Later it was published in the American Monthly, Washington, by whose permission it appears in the register. the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society was held in its rooms, March 21. Reports of officers and committees were presented, and officers for the ensuing year elected. The list will be found elsewhere. Facts and figures showed the Society to be in a flourishing and progressive condition. During the ye