nsactions at the state house, having been for a long period the chief clerk in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth.
For several years past he has resided in Salem, quietly enjoying the fruits of his well-spent active life.
Capt. James Gilchrist, born in Danvers, 1770, married Susan Wyman of Medford, June 10, 1805.
He was engaged in the East India trade, sailing from Salem and Boston.
They made their home in the house on High street generally called the Train house, moved to the one called the Ebenezer Turell or Jonathan Porter house, then again to the former.
Six or seven of their nine children were born in this town, and after a residence of seventeen years the family moved to Charlestown, N. H., where Captain Gilchrist died, 1827.
When we see what was the caliber of the members of this family, we realize that what was our loss was New Hampshire's gain.
John James Gilchrist, born February 16, 1809, and Edward Gilchrist, born February 15, 181, must have receive
rchant of Boston (Bond & Prentiss, who failed in 1813, for a large amount and paid 4 cents in the dollar)
Mr Prentiss lived there one Summer and sold it to Capt. Gilchrist in 1812, who moved in, but after a month or two, Mrs Gilchrist not liking the house, went back to his former house opposite to Mr. Bigelow's, and rented the hMrs Gilchrist not liking the house, went back to his former house opposite to Mr. Bigelow's, and rented the house to Capt Ebenezer Stocker of Boston (formerly of Newburyport) who lived there one or two years, until his sudden death in Havana, of fever, when his family moved into Boston
In 1813 or 1814 Capt Gilchrist sold the house to Mr William Furness, Cashier of the Union Bank, Boston.
He died in April, 1836, aged 69, and the house Capt Gilchrist sold the house to Mr William Furness, Cashier of the Union Bank, Boston.
He died in April, 1836, aged 69, and the house was soon after sold to Mr Jonathan Porter, of rising reputation as a lawyer, until ill health compelled him to relinquish his profession
Later Mr. Swan added:—
He died 11th June 1859, aged 67.
almost wholly confined to his house by spinal infirmity, the last 10 or 15 years.——
Over date of Aug. 8, 1888, is added with p<