gravestone is in the Medford burying ground.
Aaron Blanchard, twin son of Joseph and Hannah (Shepard), was born March 4, 1690; married Sarah——; had twelve children; died at Medford, September 30, 1769 (?)
V. Aaron Blanchard, Jr., son of Aaron and Sarah ——, was born in Medford, May 21, 1722; married, 1st, Rebecca Hall of Medford, November 13, 1745.
She died November 13, 1749.
He married, 2d, Tabitha Floyd, who was born March, 1729, and died July 31, 1775.
His third wife was Rebecca Tufts, widow of Ichabod, and daughter of Samuel Francis of Medford; they were married November 14, 1776.
She died in Medford, January 28, 1817.
He died in Medford, January 7, 1787.
He was the father of fourteen children.
He was a periwig-maker and was generally referred to in Medford as Barber Blanchard.
Benjamin Crandon Leonard.
Benjamin Crandon Leonard was born in Plymouth, February 16, 1844.
He was a son of Joseph Nelson and Abbie Bishop (Crandon) Leonard, and was a lineal des
not a recluse.
An active member of the Zeta Psi fraternity while a student, he always held fondly to the old associations and kept an interest in fraternity affairs all through life.
When a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa society was organized at Tufts he was one of the first members.
He was graduated from college in 1860, the first scholar in the class, and, as was the custom, was assigned for a commencement part the valedictory.
He was yet undecided as to his life work, but as he had had and well balanced mind, and in 1894 elected him to the Board of Trustees.
Later he was one of the executive committee of that body, holding this office at the time of his death.
The degree of A. M. had been conferred on him in 1866, and in 1895 Tufts honored herself as well as him by bestowing the degree of S. D. in recognition of his distinguished service to botanical science.
Of his service to the Medford Historical Society only brief mention need be made.
He was so closely associated w