edmen, and organized many colored regiments during the civil war. Next to Mrs. Stearns lived Jacob Butters.
He kept a grocery store on High street where the Opera House stands.
His only son shippedn of Medford, and on his first voyage was killed at New Orleans by falling from the rigging.
Mr. Butters rented a portion of his premises, and we recall William Thomas, stone mason, William Hadley, gardener, and Amos M. Hooper, hatter, who lived there.
In the early thirties Mr. Butters moved a portion of the Blanchard Hotel from near the bridge to land below his house, and fitted it for two
The first tenants were Rev. A. R. Baker of the Orthodox Church and Dr. Samuel Gregg.
Later Mr. Butters moved into this house, and it is now occupied by his descendants.
In the house next to Benof the older tenants were Gilbert Blanchard, grocer, William Thomas, who at one time lived in Mr. Butters' house, Mrs. Rebecca Stearns, daughter of Caleb Brooks of West Medford, Ebenezer Chamberlain,