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entioned elsewhere in this issue of the Register. It appears that on March 29, 1797, a sportsman was passing along the country road, as High street was then called, just as a party of boys came from, or toward, the old brick schoolhouse that stood near the third meetinghouse. The boys were all excited in the chase of a rabbit, which eluded them and disappeared in a drain under the road. This was near the old house of Parson Turell, then occupied by a Boston merchant or capitalist, John Coffin Jones. The location was the present Winthrop square, but who the hunter was is unknown. He became excited, also, in the pursuit of the game; so much so that he laid his gun over the shoulder of one of the boys and ran to look into the drain. If he expected the boy to stand still like a post he was mistaken. The gun fell to the ground, and having no guard around the trigger was discharged, and the contents lodged in the stomach of young Teel, who died almost immediately. His funeral,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Something about the Hall family. (search)
Something about the Hall family. Written by Caleb Swan, January, 1858. These three [Halls] present the rare case of three brothers marrying three sisters. Benjamin was drawn [to serve] as juryman at Concord, and while there saw Miss Jones. They were shortly married. Her next sister came to make her a visit when Richard soon became engaged to her and they were shortly married. The youngest sister made Richard's wife a visit, when Eben soon became engaged to her and they were shortly married. They all lived on the same [High] street facing the river, within a distance of three hundred feet, in their own houses. They all lived very happily, in great harmony. The three brothers lived to an advanced age, highly respected by all. Mrs. Benjamin Hall (Hepzibah), died August 10, 1790, aged 56. Mrs. Richard Hall (Lucy), died February 10, 1826, aged 80. Mrs. Eben Hall (Martha), died December 23, 1835, aged 86. At Mrs. Benjamin Hall's death Mr. Hall wrote of her, She was