f the day said that to be a private in them was an honor; to be chosen an officer was a mark of highest distinction.
Capt. Isaac Hall, the commander of the Medford minute-men, was a brother of Benjamin Hall, the Representative, and Richard Hall, the Town Clerk.
He was in business with the former.
His lieutenant was Caleb Brooks, brickmaker, a half brother of Dr. John Brooks. Ensign Stephen Hall was the eldest son of Stephen Hall, Tertius.
He was born Jan. 3, 1745, and died at Revere in 1817.
His granddaughter said of him: I remember my grandfather well; he lived and died at my father's, and I never can forget his life and counsel; he was very exemplary in his daily life, and dearly did I love him; he was a large man of very dignified appearance.
Thomas Bradshaw, private, was the proprietor of the Fountain House.
His daughter married Thatcher Magoun, Sr. There were nine Tuftses in the company, all kinsmen.
Seven of them were voters in 1776-7.
James Tufts, Jr., was a potter