The larger part of my early life before entering Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1847, was spent in Cincinnati.
The three years of my theological training in the Alexandria Seminary, Virginia, in the same class with my friend Phillips Brooks, closed in 1859, and I was ordained in the early summer of that year.
For less than two years after leaving the seminary, I was assistant to Bishop Lee of Delaware, and the Medford parish was my first full charge.
Mr. George Porter and his sister, with the favers.
He entered Harvard College in 1854; was a member of the Institute Society, the Hasty Pudding Club and the Phi Beta Kappa; formed the Harvard Glee Club, and was its first leader; graduated in 1858; entered the Andover Theological Seminary in 1859; became rector of Grace Church, Medford, in 1863. October 14, married Susan Ellen Perley of Danvers.
On the sixth of September, 1865, Mr. Learoyd went to Europe, and the Rev. C. Ingalls Chapin acted as supply until his return on the twenty-thir
g man, took a prominent part on the side of the Free Soil party, both as a speaker, writer and editor of a Free Soil paper.
In 1850 he removed to Charlestown and began the practice of his profession, and was city solicitor four or five years. In 1859 he removed to Malden, and shortly after to Medford.
While in Charlestown, in 1854, his strenuous opposition to the act of the Legislature consolidating Boston and Charlestown, brought the matter to the Supreme Court, where it was pronounced unconn Berwick, Maine.
He was the son of Frederick and Sarah Hurd Hayes.
Receiving his early education in Berwick, Lebanon Academy, and at New Hampton Literary Institution at New Hampton, New Hampshire, he entered Dartmouth in 1855 and graduated in 1859.
He took up the study of law in the office of Wells & Eastman, in Great Falls, New Hampshire, and in 1860 entered the Harvard Law School.
He was admitted to the Suffolk bar March 18, 1861, and when his course in the law school was but partially
e first captain of the reorganized company.
He served about a year.
He was succeeded by Asa Law, who commanded until he was appointed colonel.
Capt. Samuel C. Lawrence was commissioned in 1856, and served until his promotion to rank of Major in 1859.
For several years thereafter he retained an active interest in the Light Guard, holding the office of treasurer.
Captain John Hutchins was commissioned in 1859.
Some of the Winchester men retained their membership in the company after it was t1859.
Some of the Winchester men retained their membership in the company after it was transferred to Medford, and the first parade after the reorganization extended through both towns.
A brass band was in attendance, and as the musicians had practiced together only long enough to learn two tunes, the music was acceptable but monotonous.
The May training, fall parade and annual muster were the chief military events of the year.
The muster was more like a county fair than like the modern tour of duty.
The militia was brigaded sometimes in one place and sometimes in another until