re was a dam across Mistick river of sufficient width to allow of the passage of teams.
The mill spoken of was on the Arlington side of the river.
(There were two mills, a corn and a fulling mill.) An ancient deed says they were in Mistick river, and according to other ancient deeds they were located a short distance west of Alewive brook, or Menotomy river.
Capt. Tim Wheeler was the son-in-law of Thomas Brooks, who, in company with Captain Wheeler, bought of Edward Collins, in the year 1660, 400 acres of land in Medford and Charlestown.
They also bought of Mr. Collins an interest in the mills.
Dec. 23, 1673, the County Court appointed two committees—one to lay out a highway between Mistick bridge and Woburn, and the other to settle the highway from Cambridge to Malden, with instructions to the latter committee, that where lands are fenced in, to stake out the road at least four rods wide, and where the land was low and wet, there to lay out the same six or more rods in bread