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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., Genealogy of the Francis family, 1645-1903. (search)
Genealogy of the Francis family, 1645-1903. Contributed by Charles S. Young, Newton centre, Mass. With additions from an annotated copy of the genealogy, by Wyman, from the library of Wm. H. Whitmore of Boston. 1RICHARD Francis of Cambridge; m. Alice;——b. 1609; children:— 1-2Stephen; b, Feb. 7, 1645. 3Sarah; b. Dec. 4, 1646; m. John Squire. 4John; b. Jan. 4, 1650; m. Lydia Cooper. Richard d. March 24, 1687, aged about 81. This would make the date of his birth about 1606. Consequently he must have come from some foreign country previous to 1645, the date of the birth of his first child. 1-2STEPHEN Francis; m. Hannah Hall, daughter of Thomas of Cambridge, Dec. 27, 1670, who d. April 2, 1683. He then married Hannah Dickson, Sept. 16, 1683; d. Sept. 24, 1719; children:— 2-5Hannah; b. Sept. 28, 1671; d. June 17, 1677. 5 1/2Lydia; m. Nathaniel Peirce. 6Stephen; b. Aug. 15, 1674. 7Hannah; b. June 18, 1677; d. young. 8Hannah; b. April 7, 1680. 9John (called Jr., 723)
sermon. I well remember his review of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, and his biting sarcasm on Napoleon the little. Mr. Charpiot resigned in September of ‘71, and after supplies by various clergymen, the Rev. W. E. Huntington was secured for the rest of the year. A young man of rare promise, his services were greatly enjoyed. He was the last of the Christian Union preachers and was of the Methodist Episcopal order. After serving the largest churches of his denomination in Boston and Newton, he entered into educational work, and is now the president of Boston University. Some of the church-going residents of the village continued their attendance at the churches in Medford, but the newer arrivals found it inconvenient to do so, and these with the more aged found the village service attractive, while the Mystic Sabbath School which had been organized a few years earlier, and two years later became Congregational, was well attended by the children and youth. The only social o