oden houses on or near the site of the Centre Grammar School, on High street, the home of Miss Polly Blanchard.
These people were members of Baptist churches in the vicinity of Medford.
They held weekly meetings at the home of Miss Blanchard, organized a Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, and contributed towards the funds of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions.
This little band was the nucleice was held in the clear waters of the flowing Mystic——Miss Sally Blanchard, a sister of Miss Polly Blanchard, being received into Baptist fellowship in this way.
In 1840, the church organizationes.
On July 7, 1841, twelve of this band—Moses Parsons, Robert L. Ells, Lewis C. Santas, Polly Blanchard, Jane Parsons, Ruth Gardner, Catherine Childs, Sally Blanchard, Mary Gage, Mary H. Ford, HaBlanchard, Mary Gage, Mary H. Ford, Hannah D. Stevens and Eliza J. Blood—assisted by the Rev. N. W. Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church in Malden, formed themselves into a Baptist Church, taking the name, the First Baptist Church of